Universitas 21 members sign Delhi Accord on Student Mobility

23 April 2010
Universitas 21 adopts new accord on student mobility with innovative approaches to traditional mobility initiatives encouraged and aiming to ensure the development of a distinct and differentiated Universitas 21 mobility programme.

Universitas 21 (U21), the leading network for international higher education, has adopted a new accord on student mobility. The Delhi Accord builds on the developments of the U21 Shanghai Declaration on Student Mobility of 2005 and supersedes it.

The Accord re-affirms the commitment to student mobility by the members of U21 and builds on the successes achieved since 2005. It recognises the continued support from the network and each member university to those who enhance the quality of the university experience through student mobility programmes and activities and who foster innovative approaches to traditional mobility initiatives and develop additional mobility initiatives.

The Accord was signed by representatives of the 23 members of Universitas 21 at their Annual Network meeting, held at the University of Delhi, India on 30 April 2010. Professor John Casteen, Chair of the Universitas 21 network and President of the University of Virginia commented “At Universitas 21 we are committed to building on the good practice developed through the Shanghai Declaration and further evolve and enrich the quality of opportunities available to students throughout the network. Adoption of the Delhi Accord will ensure over time the development of a distinct and differentiated Universitas 21 student mobility programme.”