Worldwide Universities Network
The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a partnership of 17 research-led universities from Asia, Europe and the United States.
The WUN alliance exists to make significant advances in knowledge and understanding in areas of current global concern. By fostering and encouraging collaboration between members, WUN brings together the experience, equipment and expertise necessary to tackle the big issues currently facing societies, governments, corporations and education.
WUN supports its mission in a number of ways:
- Support for building and sustaining research communities (link to research page) is offered through the provision of research funding, through WUNÕs international network of contacts, and through support for the development and use of communication aids such as websites, videoconferencing and access grid technology.
- WUN supports personal and academic growth through the International Research Mobility Scheme (IRMS) (link to IRMS page) which allows postgraduate students and staff at WUN member universities to spend time at other institutions within the network.
- WUN enhances the learning experience and internationalizes curricula through the development of eLearning (link to eLearning page) theory, practice and programs.
- WUN organises regular online, interactive video seminars (hotlink to seminars page) which are available to staff and students at member universities. Seminars are delivered by leading academics from the membership with themes and topics ranging across the research spectrum.