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We believe that international collaboration is central to achieving our mission of building a better world through higher education.

By bringing universities together from around the world – and crucially the people who study and work within them ‒ we help to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds, and improve lives.

We champion higher education as a cornerstone of stronger societies, supporting our members, partners, and stakeholders as they adapt to a changing world.

We are: 

  • A catalyst for positive change
  • A platform for collaboration
  • A champion of higher education 

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Renewed funding to boost climate change research in Africa

Renewed funding to boost climate change research in Africa

Climate change research at universities across sub-Saharan Africa received a boost this week, ...

University of Cape Coast to host ACU Summer School 2020

University of Cape Coast to host ACU Summer School 2020

The ACU is pleased to announce the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana, will host the ACU ...

ACU PEBL programme: advancing access to higher education through blended learning

ACU PEBL programme: advancing access to higher education through blended learning

Some of the biggest names in higher education from across East Africa were brought together in ...

New PhD studentships available for Commonwealth-related research in the UK

New PhD studentships available for Commonwealth-related research in the UK

The ACU has this week announced the launch of two new UK-based studentships to fund research ...

ACU HR in Higher Education Convention: understanding the role of HR in higher education

ACU HR in Higher Education Convention: understanding the role of HR in higher education

The ACU in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU), brought ...

Waitrose & Partners fund new ACU Blue Charter Fellowships to tackle marine plastic pollution

Waitrose & Partners fund new ACU Blue Charter Fellowships to tackle marine plastic pollution

The ACU's innovative Blue Charter Fellowships scheme is being boosted with funding from Waitrose ...

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