Division of Research and Innovation

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a leading global higher education and research network made up of 23 universities, spanning 13 countries on 6 continents working together to drive international research collaboration and address issues of global significance.

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WUN research is focusing on four Global Challenge areas:

The backdrop of these initiatives are the Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by the UN in 2015. The WUN research partners are committed to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in collaboration with and support from prolific partners such as the United Nations Foundation, OECD, World Health Organization and International Organization of Migration. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provides the frame for this collaboration. Within each of these areas is a collection of high-quality collaborative research programmes involving a number of WUN member universities along with other academic institutions, government, international agencies, foundations and industry.

The WUN Research Mobility Programme (RMP) provides opportunities for early-career researchers, including postgraduate and postdoctoral students, to expand their knowledge, gain international experience and broaden their professional networks.

The WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.

Read more on the WUN website.