APRUNet aims to assist in the development of advanced Internet capabilities among APRU universities and Pacific Rim economies in collaboration with strategic and commercial partners. The primary goal of APRUNet is to develop teaching and research applications which utilize advanced Internet technologies such as distance learning, virtual conferences, and tele-medicine.
APRUNet has formed strategic partnerships with organizations actively involved in the development and deployment of advanced networking technology and applications for the research and education community. These organizations include Asia Pacific Advanced Network Consortium (APAN), Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID).
APRUNet activities include global meetings and workshops, the annual Distance Learning and the Internet Conference, online discussions, mailing lists, various projects and competitions, and the APRUNet Newsletter.