Association of Pacific Rim Universities

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Association of Pacific Rim Universities
Motto The Voice of Knowledge and Innovation
Formation 1997
Type NGO
50 leading research universities
Gene D. Block

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a consortium of 50 leading research universities in 17 economies of the Pacific Rim. Formed in 1997,[1] APRU fosters collaboration between member universities, researchers, and policymakers contributing to economic, scientific and cultural advancement in the Pacific Rim. It is located in the IAS building at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong.





China and Hong Kong SAR

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)






New Zealand





United States of America

Steering Committee

  • Gene D. Block, Chair — Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Bundhit Eua-arporn — President, Chulalongkorn University
  • Xu Ningsheng — President, Fudan University
  • Tony F. Chan — President, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Jaeho Yeom — President, Korea University
  • Tan Eng Chye — President, National University of Singapore
  • David Garza — Rector, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Santa Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of British Columbia
  • Ian Jacobs, President and Vice-Chancellor, UNSW Sydney
  • Kaoru Kamata — President, Waseda University
  • Christopher Tremewan — Secretary General, APRU
  • Sherman Cheng — Director (Administration and Finance), APRU

Staff at the International Secretariat

Headed by the Secretary General, the APRU International Secretariat coordinates the agenda and programs of APRU. The Secretariat also plays an instrumental role in driving APRU's communications and global outreach. The Secretariat is currently based in Hong Kong and located on the campus of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

  • Secretary General, Christopher Tremewan
  • Florence Chan, Office Manager/EA to Secretary General
  • Sherman Cheng, Director (Administration and Finance)
  • Elaine Hung, Project Manager (Events & Relations)
  • Takako Izumi, PhD, Program Director (APRU Multi-Hazards Program Hub)
  • Yekang Ko, PhD, Program Director (APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Program Hub)
  • Tina Lin, Senior Program Officer
  • Hiroki Nakatani, M.D., MPHed, Ph.D., Program Director (APRU Population Aging Program)
  • Robert Qiao, Communications Officer
  • Christina Schönleber, Director (Policy & Programs)
  • Mellissa Withers, PhD, Program Director (APRU Global Health Program)
  • Jackie Agnello Wong, Marketing and Business Development Manager

See also


  1. ^ Association of Pacific Rim Universities – History, Objectives, Strategic Framework Archived 25 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.

External links

  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities
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