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    We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2021 Annual Network Meeting and AGM is now open. The event will be held virtually on our dedicated events platform, and will run from 5th-7th May 2021*. 

  • Professor Jenny Dixon

    Professor Jenny Dixon, Provost of Universitas 21, outlines why University Networks are adapting and thriving due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

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    We are pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 U21/PwC Innovation Challenge. Now in it’s third year, the competition supports and prepares U21 graduate students for the world of work by allowing them to consider and respond to real global challenges.

  • Overall 2020 U21 Champion in the time of COVID Andrea Strachan

    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.  A judging panel, comprised of the U21 Provost and representatives from U21 universities without an individual in the competition, reviewed all the shortlisted applications. We can now reveal the 2020 Overall U21 Champion in the time of COVID is Andrea Strachan of the University of Queensland. 

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    U21 is delighted to publish it's first online, video-rich publication of the 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.

  • Prof Bairbre Redmond_Provost 2016-2020

    On the 31st January 2021, Professor Bairbre Redmond will complete her tenure as U21 Provost and hand over to her successor, Professor Jenny Dixon from the University of Auckland. Bairbre was formally Professor of Higher Education, Dean of Undergraduate Students and Deputy Registrar at University College Dublin and joined U21 in October 2016 as its first Provost.

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    A Community of Practice was formed in May 2020 to support those senior university officers who had charge of managing/reopening the U21 campuses across the world after the first lock-down and closures as part of the Covid-19 outbreak.  At that time members were at different stages of reopening/extending the use of their university campuses and at different points in their academic calendars, and any plans were strongly influenced by national health and safety regulations.  

  • Professor James Ward - University of Queensland

    Professor James Ward’s commitment to protecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is somewhat outlined in the following, he has been a key advisor to the Australian Government and other key agencies on preparedness response and recovery phases to prevent a catastrophe occurring in Indigenous communities nationally.

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    The COVID-19 Data Analytics team, led by Dr Clare Hourigan, collaborated to provide timely and relevant data to inform UQ's strategic and operational response to the COVID-19 crisis. The informal structure of the team exemplifies respect, diversity and the 'One UQ' ethos. 

  • University of Queensland - Andrea Strachan

    Universitas 21 is celebrating U21 Champions in a series of stories about people who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference to their colleagues and their workplace during the pandemic. 

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    On Thursday 3 December, 30 representatives from 19 universities, across the U21 Network came together for a virtual Global Mobility Group meeting. This year all universities in the U21 network have had to rapidly pivot and innovate to continue to offer global opportunities to their students and staff. Participants shared how they have risen to this challenge and supported each other this year to continue to connect with students, staff and partners in the mobility sphere.

  • Universitas 21 is celebrating U21 Champions in a series of stories about people who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference to their colleagues and their workplace during the pandemic.

  • Cover image for Modern Slavery Workshop

    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’.

  • Axelle Marjolin

    Axelle Marjolin, UNSW, is the latest of our U21 Champions in the time of COVID-19, who have gone above and beyond to make life on their campus better for colleagues and students alike.

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    As part of the Researcher Resilience Fund Project: Thriving in a Post COVID age, University of Maryland and University of Birmingham have developed  the "Health Research Exchange (HREx)” platform emphasizing diversity, inclusivity, and culturally sensitive evidencebased research mentorship and professional development. It is due for launch in 2021 and will strengthen the Universitas 21’s newly launched “U21 Community” e-learning platform which provides space for staff and students from across U21 universities to network through focused content in a virtual environment. Read More...

  • Arjumand Younus UCD

    Universitas 21 is celebrating U21 Champions in a series of stories about people who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference to their colleagues and their workplace during the pandemic.

  • Photo of Priyasha and Margarete.

    Two students who took part in the recent U21 Global Citizenship course alongside 2000 other students share their experience of exploring what it means to be a global citizen and connection with others around the world. 

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    Universitas 21 is celebrating U21 Champions in a series of stories about people who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference to their colleagues and their workplace during the pandemic.

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    U21 is currently recruiting for a Digital Communications and Engagement Manager (Part time, 12-month Fixed Term)

     

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    Now more than ever communities need innovative solutions to challenges that may have emerged or been heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic; U21 caught up with some more of our RISE 2019 finalists to find out how their projects have progressed and adapted to the challenges of 2020. 

  • Melbourne Covid Champs

    Universitas 21 celebrates its U21 Champions in a series of stories about people who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference to their colleagues and their workplace during the pandemic.

  • Caroline Mangan UCD

    The second of our U21 Champions, Caroline Mangan went beyond the call of duty this summer to support the safe arrival and welcome of international students to University College Dublin this summer.

  • Eman Alzghoul COVID Champ

    Universitas 21 celebrates its U21 Champions in a series of stories about people who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference to their colleagues and their workplace during the pandemic.

  • Professor Arturo Molina

    U21 welcomes a new Chair to the Research Leaders' Group. Professor Arturo Molina Gutiérrez, Vice President of Research and Technology Transfer at Tecnológico de Monterrey takes on the role and joins Professor Jonathan Morris (University of New South Wales, Sydney) as Co-Chair of the Researcher Engagement Cluster.

  • School girls holding Lilypads products

    Now more than ever communities need innovative solutions to challenges that may have emerged or been heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic; U21 caught up with some of our RISE 2019 finalists to find out how their projects have progressed and adapted to the challenges of 2020.  

  • Ciaran McGeady from the University of Glasgow

    U21 is delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s U21 3MT® competition is Ciaran McGeady from the University of Glasgow with his presentation ‘Listening to Butterflies with Brainwaves’.  

  • RISE Logo

    Now more than ever communities need innovative solutions to challenges that may have emerged or been heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic; U21 caught up with some of our RISE 2019 finalists to find out how their projects have progressed and adapted to the challenges of 2020.  

  • DDoGS

    U21 Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies Group (DDoGS) welcome a new Chair. Professor Jonathan Morris, Dean of Graduate Research at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

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    Three U21 students tell us about meeting one another via U21 Global Connections, which has allowed them link up, despite not being able to travel.

  • Cody Frear from the University of Queensland

    Vote now for your favourite U21 3MT® video! The 2020 competition is now open and will be judged by both the public and a panel chosen by U21; there are prizes for winners of both the public and judges votes.