Bringing Leading Global Universities Together
Shared excellence. Shared knowledge. Shared experiences.
Universitas 21 empowers students and staff from 27 world-class universities to share excellence, collaborate across borders and nurture international knowledge exchange. We value cultural difference, connect together perspectives from around the world, and harness the collective expertise of our exceptional institutions to benefit all of our members. Our dynamic approach has helped nurture a global network of over 1 million students and 200,000 staff, inspiring institutional innovation for over 20 years.
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U21 publishes 2020 Impact Report
U21 is delighted to publish it's first online, video-rich publication Impact Report covering activities undertaken in 2020.
In 2020, U21 funded over 40 collaborative cross-member projects and offered real-time virtual global educational and training opportunities to over 1,500 students and 200 staff, the majority of whom had never attended a U21 network event before.
Announcing the U21 Overall 2020 Champion in the time of COVID-19
Despite the challenges that we have all faced this year, it has been inspirational to be able to able to celebrate the ingenuity and resourcefulness of all of our U21 colleagues. nA judging panel, comprised of the U21 Provost and representatives from U21 universities without an individual in the competition, have now reviewed all the applications. With such excellent selfless work being undertaken by colleagues across the globe, the panel had a genuinely difficult time in deciding on an outcome. We can now reveal the 2020 Overall U21 Champion in the time of COVID is Andrea Strachan of the University of Queensland.
U21 Early Career Researchers mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
In the same week that U21’s University of Glasgow won ‘University of the Year’ based on the institution’s response to its historical links with the slave trade which included a pledge to spend £20 million in reparations, a cohort of early career researchers (ECRs) from across the network were brought together at the U21 Early Career Researcher Workshop to tackle challenges in ‘Modern Slavery, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking’.
A prize winning week in Dubai with the U21/PwC Innovation Challenge
Mac Montana won the Group B PwC/U21 Innovation Challenge, and was invited to spend a week with PwC in Dubai. Along with a warm welcome, Mac received specialist career coaching and opportunities to learn more about how PwC is preparing the workforce of the future.
Mac explains, 'Since I am an aspiring forensic accountant, I met with a member of the Forensic Accounting Team, learning about her career path and the team’s most common types of projects. I also participated in a coaching session with one of PwC’s most experienced coaches. In the session, I received some helpful suggestions for actions I can take to strengthen relationships with my colleagues and make communication easier.'