Mission & Purpose

We are organized to promote friendship in service and leadership, share discernment in mission, facilitate cooperation and service, and develop the appropriate “Jesuit” brand of higher education in one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world, which is East Asia and Oceania. Our engagement in the apostolic mission of higher education is inspired by the Universal Apostolic Preferences, which invite us to deepen our companionship with one another and with the diverse peoples and cultures of the Asia-Pacific region.

The AJCU-AP is a forum for the ongoing exchange of experience, knowledge  and expertise among its member schools. It networks Jesuit HEIs and HEEs with others, and serves as liaison with the Jesuit General, the Jesuit Educational Secretariat, the Provincials, and other associations of Jesuit and non-Jesuit higher education.

Regional News

Instituto São João de Brito celebrates judicium of “pioneer” Class of 2019

28/12/19The Jesuit teacher education institute in Timor-Leste, celebrated a momentous occasion on November 30 with the completion of studies (judicium) of the teacher-trainees who began their education at the inception of ISJB. Learn more


A Vietnamese and American Jesuit medical education partnership

28/12/2019 Jesuit universities collaborate for the advancement of medical training and research in Vietnam and the USA.. Learn more


A transformative pedagogy that is bringing Jesuit education to the margins

10/18/2019 Can a Jesuit University on one side of the world transform the lives of people halfway across the globe?. Learn more.


Regional Associations