APRU International University Centre (IUC) Opening

Date: October 25, 2021 (Monday)
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Venue: Cyberport

[Three University Presidents, Secretary-General of UGC and CEO of Cyberport officiated the APRU International University Centre’s grand opening ceremony:


The new office will serve as a key site for amplifying the international network’s research capabilities in solving global challenges and connecting the Asia-Pacific Rim]





Fortifying its connections to the Asia-Pacific rim, The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) has opened a new office in Hong Kong.


Working closely with its key stakeholders and 61 member universities including The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the IUC will further APRU’s mission to solve global challenges through strong research capabilities. Hong Kong boasts unique geographical advantages and global advantages as a centre for finance, trade, and transportation, and a bridge between East and West. The International University Centre (IUC) will function as a hub where APRU members can enjoy serviced working spaces and a range of on-site facilities to advance talent development, digital adoption, and innovation in the APAC and beyond.


“By opening an expanded headquarters in Hong Kong, the APRU network looks to deepen its collaboration between Hong Kong and leading research universities internationally,” said Dr. Christopher Tremewan, Secretary General of APRU. “Our aim is to build productive relationships in education, research and innovation to solve common challenges for the common good. We see great potential for partnerships with the public and private sectors across the Asia-Pacific region.”


The IUC will allow leading international universities and partner organisations to co-locate with the APRU International Secretariat for joint programs, research collaborations, faculty and student recruitment, and alumni networking and fundraising. The office is headquartered in Cyberport, the digital technology hub of Hong Kong and home to over 1,650 startups and technology companies. APRU already has a history with the business area, having hosted several partnership initiatives for university students passionate about esports.


The office’s launch was marked by an official opening ceremony attended by honourable guests from APRU member universities and partners, including:


  • Professor Wei Shyy, President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - HKUST
  • Professor James Tang, Secretary General of University Grant Committee
  • Dr. Christopher Tremewan, Secretary-General of APRU
  • Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - CUHK
  • Mr. Peter Yan, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
  • Professor Xiang Zhang, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong - HKU


To find out more about APRU, visit: https://apru.org


The APRU Annual Report: https://lnkd.in/esVJcf4F