Association of Pacific Rim Universities

APRU brings together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

APRU is a high impact research network that is finding solutions to some of the region’s most pressing challenges. University of Melbourne academics have a proud history of contributing to APRU’s cutting edge research on a wide range of issues from mental health training to water management.

APRU’s primary research areas include natural hazards & disaster risk reduction, women in leadership, population aging, global health, sustainable cities, artificial intelligence & the future of work, the Pacific Ocean, and labour mobility. Opportunities for research collaborations and professional development opportunities offered to University of Melbourne staff through APRU, have enriched individual careers and formed the basis for ongoing collaboration.

APRU also provides our students with many opportunities to learn from and connect with peers across the Asia-Pacific region. Through APRU, our students have access to mobility programs and exchanges at partner universities and have benefited from APRU’s leadership development programs.

University of Melbourne staff who wish to learn more about upcoming APRU opportunities should visit the International Network Opportunities.

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