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APU’s History

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) first opened its doors in 2000 thank to a collaboration between the Ritsumeikan Trust, Oita Prefecture and Beppu City. With an entirely new multicultural learning environment consisting of half international students and half Japanese/domestic students, APU’s aim was to provide an international education that lead to the development of global leaders, working in a diverse range of fields and industries. In these past fifteen years, this goal has not only been reached as APU now has over 10,000 alumni from over one hundred thirty countries and regions.

Countries/Regions Represented by APU Alumni

APU’s History

Countries and regions represented by students Countries and regions represented by alumni

EUROPE

  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovak Republic
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • UK
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia

MIDDLE EAST

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

OCEANIA

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu

AMERICAS

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

AFRICA

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Comoros
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabonese Republic
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

ASIA

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
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