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The ACU is the voice of higher education across the Commonwealth

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) supports the development of higher education as a power for good across the Commonwealth and beyond.

As the world’s first international university network, we remain one of the most diverse, with 500+ members across more than 50 countries. 

Our work: 

  • Connects and convenes our member institutions to share best practice, and develop long-term partnerships.

  • Enhances international mobility and collaboration through scholarships, grants, events, programmes and research.

  • Bridges the gap between the higher education sector and Commonwealth governments.

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Universities of the Future: Global perspectives for HR

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ACU Summer School 2019: Destination Mauritius

ACU Summer School 2019: Destination Mauritius

The Association of Commonwealth Universities is pleased to announce that the next ACU Summer ...

ACU Gender programme grants open for applications

ACU Gender programme grants open for applications

Do you have an idea to boost gender equity in your institution? Apply for a Gender Programme ...

Celebrating International Youth Day 2018

Celebrating International Youth Day 2018

On Friday 10 August 2018, this year's International Youth Day celebrations will begin, with a ...

From resilience building to nurturing budding entrepreneurs | Download the latest issue of the Bulletin

From resilience building to nurturing budding entrepreneurs | Download the latest issue of the Bulletin

The latest issue of the Bulletin is out now! With articles exploring international ...

ACU-managed scholarships

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ACU-managed programmes

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