UH Mānoa is proud of its relationship with the local community. Every year, members of the university’s international community take part in numerous activities in cooperation with local organizations that enhance and draw attention to Hawaiʻi’s diverse international and multicultural environment.
- East-West Center (EWC)
- Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH)
- Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)
- The Korean American Story
- Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS)
Culture and Arts
- Hawaiʻi International Film Festival (HIFF)
- Hawaiʻi Okinawan Center
- Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi (JCCH)
- Taiko Center of the Pacific
- Temari Hawaii
- Urasenke Foundation
- Chinese Chamber of Commerce
- Filipino Chamber of Commerce
- Hawaiʻi Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce
- Hawaiʻi Korean Chamber of Commerce
- Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
- Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii
- Okinawan Chamber of Commerce
- Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
UH Mānoa is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) an initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution.
UH Mānoa joined the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) in 2013, expanding and strengthening its ties with other top-ranked comprehensive research universities in Asia, Oceania, and the west coast of the Americas. As the only network of leading universities linking the Asia-Pacific, APRU is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the region, bringing together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.