Association of Public and Land-grant Universities ( APLU )


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The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 235 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1887, APLU is North America's oldest higher education association with member institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories, Canada, and Mexico. Annually, member campuses enroll 4.7 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.1 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $41 billion in university-based research.

APLU's membership includes 75 U.S. land-grant institutions, of which 23 are the historically black institutions. In addition, APLU represents the interests of the nation’s 33 American Indian land-grant colleges through the membership of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).

APLU's roots date back to 1887. In 1963, the American Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities merged with the National Association of State Universities to form the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. On March 30, 2009, the association adopted the name Association of Public and Land-grant Universities or A۰P۰L۰U (the name of each letter is pronounced).

APLU press release, blog etc

03/07/2018 - 08:47 National Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Designation Program Now Open to All Universities
03/06/2018 - 14:08 LIFT, APLU, & NCMS Release New Set of Recommendations to Prepare Higher Education Students for Lightweight Manufacturing Advancements
02/15/2018 - 18:00 APLU Comments on Senate HELP Committees Higher Education Accountability White Paper
02/05/2018 - 19:18 With DACA Set to Expire in One Month, Public Research University Group Urges Swift Congressional Action to Protect Dreamers
01/25/2018 - 04:11 APLU to Lawmakers: House HEA Reauthorization Bill Would be an Alarming Setback for Students
01/22/2018 - 07:34 Public Universities Move to Scale Active Learning in Undergraduate Math Education
12/18/2017 - 15:39 APLU Seeks Answers from OMB on Reported Word Restrictions at CDC
12/07/2017 - 16:02 APLU Urges Congress to Raise Budget Caps & Approve FY 2018 Funding to Avert Cuts to Research and Higher Education
12/01/2017 - 11:52 APLU, Groups Call For Bipartisan DACA Legislation
11/14/2017 - 14:33 Inaugural University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill Spotlights Over 20 Startups Born Out of Federally-Funded University Research
11/14/2017 - 10:43 APLU Report Calls on Universities to Evolve Tech Transfer Practices to Maximize Impact
11/14/2017 - 10:17 APLU Report: Public Universities Must Renew their Commitment to Student and Workforce Needs
11/13/2017 - 18:29 APLU Announces 2018 Board of Directors, University System of Maryland Chancellor Bob Caret to Chair the Board
11/13/2017 - 17:43 APLU Report: Campus-Wide Engagement Fundamental to Successful Degree Completion Reforms
11/12/2017 - 14:43 Iowa State and Purdue University Faculty Members Win USDA National Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences
11/12/2017 - 12:25 New APLU Report Calls for Renewed Commitment to Achieve Comprehensive Internationalization of Public Research Universities
11/12/2017 - 00:40 APLU Names University of Calgary 2017 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research, & Engagement Winner
11/11/2017 - 23:40 APLU Names University of Hawaii at Manoa 2017 Project Degree Completion Award Winner