The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) was established in Seoul, South Korea in 2004 by a Founding Committee consisting of thirteen university representatives from across the Asia Pacific region, and has since expanded to become a thriving association. APAIE aims to encourage greater cooperation between institutions, to enrich and support international programmes, activities and exchanges, and to promote the value of international education across the region and beyond. In doing so, APAIE devotes itself to the principles of mutual respect, diversity and collective progress.

APAIE seeks to bring together international educators, universities and related organisations active in Asia-Pacific higher education to promote communication, networking and professional development. The Association facilitates the exchange and mobility of students, staff and scholars, and the progression of academic collaboration inter-regionally. APAIE strives to promote best practice and policy in cooperation with various institutions and agencies, support benchmarking to advance institutions, and represent and promote the Asia-Pacific region’s views on international education to the rest of the world.

The APAIE Annual Conference and Exhibition attracts around 200 exhibitors and 1500 delegates each year. The Conference brings together international education policy-makers, practitioners and experts from across the globe to the Asia Pacific to network, improve professional skills and learn about new developments in international education. The growing attendance each year at the Conference reflects the burgeoning interest in the region and recognition of the Asia Pacific’s important role in international education.

Welcome Message from President of APAIE


Professor Sarah Todd
President, APAIE
Vice President (Global), Griffith University

Welcome to APAIE 2018! 

Aptly described as the Gateway to Asia, few cities offer insights into a diverse region in the way that Singapore does, and I have no doubt that this conference will again see an increased number of delegates gather from around the world to learn more about higher education in the Asia Pacific. 

Led by the National University of Singapore, Singapore’s universities have combined to organise a mine of events that will provide valuable opportunities to engage with colleagues and debate the future of what is often described as one of the most exciting higher education regions in the world. With the incredible pace of change showing no sign of abating, and the vibrancy and dynamism that typifies the Asia Pacific, participation in APAIE 2018 is essential for everyone involved in international education. On behalf of the APAIE Board of Directors, I look forward to welcoming you to Singapore in March 2018.bb

APAIE Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Professor Sarah TODD
Griffith University Australia
Professor KJ LEE
Hanyang University Korea
Professor Anne PAKIR
National University of Singapore Singapore
Professor Jenny DIXON
The University of Auckland New Zealand



Professor Simon EVANS The University of Melbourne Australia
Professor Guangcui ZHANG Jilin University China
Professor DU Peng Renmin University of China China

Professor Suk Ying WONG

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

Professor Shinnosuke OBI

Keio University Japan
Professor Yuichi KONDO Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University Japan
Professor Norimasa MORITA Waseda University Japan
Professor Sunhyuk KIM Korea University Korea
Professor Doowon LEE Yonsei University Korea
Professor ONG Siow Heng Singapore Management University Singapore
Professor CHIH Wen Kuo National Sun Yat-Sen University Taiwan
A/Prof Nopraenue Sajjarax DHIRATHITI Mahidol University Thailand
Professor R. Anderson (Andy) SUTTON University of Hawaii at Manoa USA
Professor Nordin YAHAYA Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Malaysia
Dr Joy Johnson Simon Fraser University Canada


Past Presidents

Honarary President
Professor Doo-Hee Lee
2006 - 2012 Korea
Professor Gordon Cheung 2012 - 2014 Hong Kong
Professor Katsuichi Uchida 2014 - 2016 Japan
Professor Emeritus Susan Elliott 2016 - 2017 Australia

APAlE Membership

APAIE is currently working on a new membership programme. While the membership programme is under development, no APAIE memberships will be available. We thank you for your patience during this time and look forward to introducing the new APAIE Membership Programme to you in due course.

Past APAlE Conferences

For resources from recent APAIE conferences, follow the links below. Should a pop-up appear about the 2017 conference, please close it to continue to the website.

2017 Kaohsiung, Taiwan: https://apaie2017.org/iconf/apaie2017/index

2016 Melbourne, Australia: https://www.apaie.org/conference/2016/intro/

Future APAlE Conferences

2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Head host: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia: www.apaie2019.org


If you are interested in hosting a future APAIE Conference & Exhibition, please email: APAIE-Secretariat@unimelb.edu.au.