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The ACU is the voice of higher education across the Commonwealth

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About us

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.

ACU Measures

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Global inequalities in knowledge production and distribution: Implications for higher education

Global inequalities in knowledge production and distribution: Implications for higher education

On Tuesday 12 February, Dr Budd Hall, Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research ...

Caroline Harrison appointed as the ACU’s Chief Finance Officer

Caroline Harrison appointed as the ACU’s Chief Finance Officer

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) has appointed Caroline Harrison as Chief ...

Making an impact across the Commonwealth and beyond

Making an impact across the Commonwealth and beyond

On Thursday 31 January the ACU hosted Dr David Phipps – an award winning research impact ...

HRH The Duchess of Sussex makes first official visit as ACU Patron

HRH The Duchess of Sussex makes first official visit as ACU Patron

HRH The Duchess of Sussex joined ACU staff, students, and academics at City, University of ...

First PEBL students commence online study in Uganda

First PEBL students commence online study in Uganda

The Research Methodology and Design for Business Course, developed by Makerere University, ...

HRH The Duchess of Sussex becomes Patron of the ACU

HRH The Duchess of Sussex becomes Patron of the ACU

The ACU is honoured that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex has chosen to become our ...

ACU-managed scholarships

Commonwealth scholarship Commission in the Uk Chevening Marshall Scholarships

ACU-managed programmes

CIRCLE Pebl