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

San Puthesen, a Former Buddhist Monk, Recounts the Importance of Education and Intellectual Apostolate to Cambodian Society


San Puthesen works as a researcher at the Jesuit Research Centre MAGGA in Phnom Penh and he is a major contributor in the area of intellectual and higher education apostolate. Get to know his story.


Saint Joseph's Joins Hunan Normal University in Changsha to Create a Partnership Programme


The programme, which will begin in fall 2022, will allow Chinese students to study American pedagogy and earn a master's degree in early childhood education at Saint Joseph's. Know More.


Asia Pacific Celebrates "Scholastics and Brothers Circle (SBC)" Workshop


54 Scholastics across the Asia Pacific region gathered virtually to explore the theme of “Jesuit education in this time of the pandemic: How can the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP) meet the challenges of online learning?” Learn more.

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