About WUN

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a leading global higher education and research network made up of 23 universities, spanning 15 countries on six continents.

The most talented researchers and educators are ever more dispersed globally. Capitalizing on this, WUN brings together major universities that sit in widely diverse geographical and cultural contexts, and which in partnership provide an unparalleled richness of talent and resources that are brought to bear on major research problems.

Through its Research Development Fund WUN provides support to establish collaborative research that falls within four globally significant themes:

Within each of these major Global Challenge areas, collaborating researchers from partner universities are at work on a range of focused problems.

WUN also invests in education. At graduate level it does this through its Research Mobility Programme which provides opportunities for early-career researchers, including postgraduate and postdoctoral students, to gain specialized experience in an international context, and broaden their professional networks. At undergraduate level, WUN is introducing initiatives that will bring students from multiple partner universities together for shared research experience.

Our vision

As a leading international higher education and research network, we will be a force in developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most significant challenges.

Our mission

WUN draws upon the combined intellectual power and resources of its members to create opportunities in international research and graduate education. It partners with government, international organisations and industry to stretch ambitions and develop the next generation of leaders.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2020-2023

WUN complies with international conventions and agreements, including the classification of developed and less developed economies; and the recognition of the People's Republic of China as the
representative of all China at the United Nations (GA Resolution 2758, 25 Oct 1971).