Success Stories

Building a sustainable campus on exchange at McMaster

Amber van Druten, University of Amsterdam

When Amber crossed the Atlantic and went on a semester exchange to McMaster University in Canada, she took on the challenge of making McMaster a more sustainable campus for the future.


A transformative semester in Mexico

Lauren Wilks

I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had throughout my university studies, and strongly believe that my exchange and the opportunity to study at two Universitas 21 universities enhanced both my employability and personal development. My exchange has inspired me to continue learning about new cultures, to study or work abroad again in the future, and it proved that I am certainly capable of doing so.


Shaping the world through extracurriculars at UConn

Jessica Gagnon

By getting involved in co-curriculars, I’ve become more aware of what the world is really like, and I’ve gained confidence in my own abilities to take on new responsibilities and jump into any opportunities that come my way. These experiences have shaped me down to my core, by exposing me to so many new ideas that I could never have imagined before.


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.   


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.


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.