2018 APRU Annual Report

Expanding Impact in a Divided World

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Annual report of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities for the year 2017-18.

Artificial Intelligence: Asia Pacific Case Competition 2018
Top-Ten Case Submissions

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A compilation of the top-ten winning entries of the APRU-The New York Times
2018 Asia-Pacific Student Case Competition. 

2018 Impact Report Executive Summary

2018 Impact Report Full Report

Transformative Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges

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This report provides case studies which demonstrate the ways that APRU research universities are responding to the complexity of global challenges by engendering new models of collaboration across the disciplines of social sciences and humaniities (SSH) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

University Leaders' Forum


The report will provide insight to the big challenges facing education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and provide context to build partnerships for policy development and capacity-building in the region.

Asia-Pacific Case


The inaugural APRU–NYT Case Compeition brought together the best minds in the Asia-Pacific region to solve a pressing issue: The Future of the Pacific Ocean.

2016-2017 APRU Annual Report

Voice of Knowledge and Innovation

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Annual report of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities for the year 2016-17.

APRU Impact Report 2016 
Executive Summary


A concise 4-page summary of the APRU Impact Report 2016. This ground-breaking report provides the evidence base for the contribution of universities to the Asia-Pacific’s most pressing challenges. It demonstrates the impact of international collaboration between research universities, international organisations, governments, NGOs, the private sector and local communities.
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APRU Impact Report 2016 Flyer

2017 APRU
Digital Economy Offsite


The 3rd APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite took place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California with the cooperation of Stanford’s US-Asia Technology Management Center. Over the course of the two-day program, the academics and business representatives exchanged views in a highly interactive environment on the key challenges of the emerging Digital Economy in the Asia Pacific regions.

Science Under the Sea

Elsevier APRU Science under the sea

A 2-page publication showing a global look and trending topics at Ocean and Marine Science research, with a specific focus on the profound and innovative work being done by the APRU institutions. 



This report was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Employment to APRU.

Australian Universities at a Crossroads:
Insights from Their Leaders and Implications for the Future


This study provides an overview of the history, current status, and future challenges to the Australian university system through the eyes of its leaders. The idea for this project surfaced at the Annual President’s meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities in Canberra in Spring 2014 at which the Presidents/Vice-Chancellors of Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and the UNSW Sydney shared their observations about the issues and challenges facing the Australian higher education with their colleagues from approximately 30 universities from around the Pacific Rim.

APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards 2016
Summer School Report


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The 4th APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School, organised by the APRU Multi-Hazards Program and hosted by the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University was held in Sendai from 19 to 22 July 2016.

APRU Undergraduate Leaders
Program 2016 Report


Themed “INSPIRE: Next generation of innovators”, this exciting 10-day program enabled students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds to develop the skills to provide innovative solutions to real problems of global relevance while gaining new perspectives of co-creation in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural context.

APRU Multi-Hazards
Campus Safety Brochure 2016


A 2-page summary of key points surrounding campus safety and disaster management plans.

The Science of Disaster Science


A 2-page publication showing the scholarly output, research impact and main topics on disaster science in the Asia-Pacific.

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