Success Stories

Professor Kuroda, Waseda University wins U21 Award

Professor Kazuo Kuroda from the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies was presented with the prestigious U21 Award at the U21 AGM for his remarkable contribution to the internationalisation of higher education.  In his acceptance speech, Professor Kuroda made special mention of “Good Citizenship,” one of the three founding principles of Waseda University. He shared that the Waseda community has always strived to make contributions to the world, not restricting them to one’s country.


MEPs Consult U21 Research Leaders on Horizon Europe

Research Leaders from 10 Universitas 21 (U21) universities took up the invitation to meet MEPs, Director Generals and other stakeholders at the European Parliament on November 26-27th 2018 and gave their perspectives and advice on the role of international collaboration in Horizon Europe, an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon 2020.   


Winner of the U21 3MT® 2017

Dr Sammy Ramsey, Winner of the U21 3MT® competition 2017

I would characterize this experience as challenging but in the best way possible. Ph.D. programs teach us complex technical terms and opaque jargon. Reliance on them can make our entire field inaccessible to the people most in need of our insight. Being forced to explain your work simply, forces you to approach it differently; to understand it better.


My year on exchange in Edinburgh

Kimberly Humphries

I can honestly say that taking part in the University of Auckland student exchange programme was one of the best experiences of my life. I spent a year studying at the University of Edinburgh during which time, I made many lifelong friends, got to experience living in an amazing city, as well as enjoying a challenging but very interesting 3rd year academic programme taught by world-class lecturers.