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About APU

Human Resource Development Goals

The founding principles of APU academics and research are freedom, peace and humanity, international mutual understanding, and the future shape of the Asia Pacific region. In addition to these, the College of Asia Pacific Studies, the College of International Management, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies and Graduate School of Management have each established human resource development goals and a curriculum in order to educate the leaders of tomorrow's international society.

These are the kind of graduates that APU aims to develop.

The College of Asia Pacific Studies

The College of Asia Pacific Studies is grounded in an integrated understanding of the politics, economics, societies, cultures, and other dimensions of the Asia Pacific region. Students develop both fundamental and specialized knowledge about international society, environment and development, and tourism, enhance their language proficiency, communication skills, and capacity to solve problems, and learn to comprehend the diverse range of problems confronting the Asia Pacific. The ultimate aim of the College is to produce individuals capable of contributing to sustainable development and mutual coexistence in the region.

The College of International Management

The Mission of the College of International Management is to cultivate human resources with strong business ethics that will play an active role in resolving management issues at globalizing enterprises and other organizations by imparting fundamental knowledge in management, enhancing intercultural communication skills and upholding cultural diversity.

Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies

The Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies will specialize in the areas of government, environment and development economics deemed necessary for the development of the Asia Pacific Region. Its purpose is to form practical resolutions for issues in the Asia Pacific and to cultivate human resources who will contribute to sustained development and peaceful coexistence in the Asia Pacific region.

Graduate School of Management

The Mission of the Graduate School of Management is to cultivate creative well-rounded professionals and leaders who will play a central role in resolving management issues at globalizing enterprises and other organizations by imparting advanced management skills, a good understanding of business ethics and a deep insight into globalization.

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