Worldwide Universities Network

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The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is an international university network focused primarily on research collaboration, postgraduate education and research funding. WUN comprises leading research universities committed to bringing their collective capability to bear on some of the major issues facing humankind. Its mission is to be one of the leading international Higher Education networks, collaborating to accelerate the creation of knowledge and to develop research leaders who will be prepared to address the significant challenges, and opportunities, of our rapidly changing world. The organisation uses the combined resources and intellectual power of its membership to achieve collective international objectives and to stretch international ambitions.

Currently, WUN has over 90 research initiatives in its portfolio. More than 750 research faculty are active in these initiatives with many more taking part in conferences, workshops and virtual seminars.

Many of WUN’s initiatives encourage the participation of postgraduates either through organised activities targeting early stage researchers or by providing postgraduates with tools to enable them to establish their own networks in a virtual environment.

Academic and Professional staff members may apply to International Central Networks and Partnerships Grant (ICNPG) for mobility support to undertake activities with WUN partners. Academic staff may also apply for the annual WUN Research Development Fund.

There are also opportunities for students to attend conferences and summer schools. For further information, go to Auckland Abroad.

Contact us


For more information, please contact Deborah McAllister, International Networks Coordinator.