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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Universitas 21 and PwC Announce Winners of the Innovation Challenge (Group B)
Universitas 21 (U21) and PwC, are pleased to announce that Mac Montana from The University of Connecticut is the overall winner for the second group round of the Innovation Challenge competition (view the video below).
The U21 AGM Presidential Symposium - Call for Expressions of Interest
As part of next year's U21AGM at the University of Maryland, we are asking members to consider submitting case studies for inclusion in the U21 Presidential Symposium (Thursday, May 2, 2019). The theme of this year's Symposium is Globalization, Isolationism and the Civic Response in Higher Education.
MEPs Consult U21 Research Leaders on Horizon Europe
Research Leaders from 10 Universitas 21 (U21) universities took up an invitation to meet Director Generals and other stakeholders at the European Parliament on November 26-27th where they gave their advice on the role of international collaboration in Horizon Europe, an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon 2020. Their various high-level meetings were most successful in allowing the group to share their worldwide perspectives at this very key time in international research funding decision-making.
U21 Awards Recognise Outstanding Contributions to Internationalisation of Higher Education
The U21 Awards for 2019 have been given to Professor John Spinks from the University of Hong Kong and Professor Kazuo Kuroda, from Waseda University, Japan.
Student Social Entrepreneurship in Ecuador
The Universitas 21 Social Entrepreneur Corps provided students with an opportunity to work side-by-side with field professionals and social entrepreneurs in Latin America. In this immersive programme students lived with local families, visiting non-profit organisations, studying Spanish and participating in individual and group development projects in rural locations.