Jun 26, 2018

WUN Presidents Forum urges closer collaboration for policy impact

We have got the talent, the knowledge, and the vehicles through the policy institutes

May 21, 2018

Students bring the world to us

Op-ed from UWA VC Professor Dawn Freshwater on international engagement. 

Dec 01, 2017

SDG Conference Bergen Knowledge for Our Common Future

WUN member The University of Bergen is organising a major conference on the role of Norwegian universities in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Jul 10, 2017

The Europe University Rankings 2017: powers behind the throne

The Europe University Ranking 2017 by Times Higher Education.

Apr 25, 2017

UCT calls on all to commit to finding solutions to the current situation in South Africa

A statement from the Senior Leadership Group of the University of Cape Town.

Mar 30, 2017

Brexit: a chance for universities to leave their ivory towers behind

Professor Dr Martin Paul reflects on the consequences of Brexit for higher education.

Feb 24, 2017

How WUN builds bridges over BREXIT

Objectives, discussion and outcomes of the WUN “Bridges over BREXIT” Workshop, attended by 40 invited experts from universities, government, business, agencies and media.

Jan 24, 2017

‘I feel truly ashamed.’ Keith Burnett on Theresa May’s trade mission to India

Sir Keith Burnett reflects on what he learned about international students while in India with the UK prime minister.

Jan 24, 2017

Research in Focus: in-FLAME

Research in Focus: in-FLAME

Sep 29, 2016

New study on asthma provides strong argument for focusing on the environment of young men

“It has been very difficult to get these [results] published, because the concept of adolescent boys, having impact on their offspring born years later is new and editors could not believe our findings. I think that the WUN can inspire further research to support our findings and convey the new concepts to public health policy makers…”

Jun 26, 2016

“Keep calm, collaborate and try to ignore the borders.”

Professor Dr Martin Paul reflects on the consequences of Brexit for higher education.

May 20, 2016

Global innovation networks: The anatomy of change

Higher education and research are no longer privileged pursuits pursued by high priests in isolated ivory towers. That history and stereotype, itself only partly true, has given way to the increasing catalysis of change. The change is fuelled by rapid development and competition, and by a concert of factors and global dynamics affecting the international research universities that are the subject of this discussion.

Apr 14, 2016

Bridging Policy and Academia at the Sixth Annual Presidents Forum

On 7 April, WUN Presidents, as well as distinguished representatives from the European Parliament, European Commission, European Research Council and national embassies, convened in Brussels for the sixth annual WUN Presidents Forum. Titled ‘Open Doors: European Opportunities in Research & Education,’ the Forum took place alongside the WUN Conference and AGM 2016.

Aug 07, 2015

International Innovation: Promoting Education and Prevention in Public Health

Professor John Hearn, Executive Director of WUN and Chairman of the Australia-Africa Universities Network, discusses the prolific threats that continue to plague public health and outlines initiatives in place that promote education and prevention.

Jun 08, 2015

WUN a Voice in International Research and Education Reform

Today’s higher education landscape is changing rapidly as a direct result of globalisation and technological advancement. Key issues include access and affordability, public/private collaboration, technology’s impact on research, and the evolving roles of academics, students and administrators in light of increased internationalisation. 

May 07, 2015

University Leaders Discuss Global Higher Education at Presidents Forum

Academic leaders from across WUN and local Chinese universities came together for the fifth annual WUN Presidents Forum at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen on 30 April.

Mar 13, 2015

Building the WUN profile in China

Getting heard in the world’s most populous country can be a hard task. As China’s economy continues to drive forward and the nation’s political clout on the world stage grows, more and more international organisations recognise the importance of building a strong profile in China.

Apr 15, 2014

Global Research Networks: Experiments in Internationalization

In the spring 2014 edition of the IIE Networker Magazine, WUN Executive Director, Professor John Hearn writes about the convenient and inconvenient truths of international higher education.

Jan 01, 2013

Higher Education Reform to 2020: The Power of Partnership

It is a time of turbulence for higher education and research around the world. The effects of the global financial crisis continue, with reductions in resources from all sides. In contrast, the demand for higher education increases, with international student mobility likely to double according to the OECD. For research intensive universities, there are great challenges in maintaining quality and competitiveness, the cost of which increases constantly. In teaching and learning, new methods and technologies are also more costly. There is also a shortage of talent and availability of senior, experienced academics and research leaders, while conversely there is unemployment among new graduates as the generational transition is postponed along with retirement.