National University (NU) is a non–sectarian and co–educational institution in Manila, Philippines. It is considered as the first private nonsectarian school in the Philippines. National University, despite its name, is not the country's national university. It is a pioneer member of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities. (PACU) Its international affiliations and memberships include the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAHIL) and the International Association of Universities (IAU).