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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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The road to 2030: building a better world through higher education

The road to 2030: building a better world through higher education

The ACU believes that universities make a critical contribution to sustainable development ...

Coventry University to host new ACU Fellowship

Coventry University to host new ACU Fellowship

The ACU is pleased to announce the new Coventry University Fellowship. Forming part of the ACU's ...

Extending the welcome: developing long-term solutions to supporting refugees and at-risk scholars

Extending the welcome: developing long-term solutions to supporting refugees and at-risk scholars

Taking place at the University of Edinburgh – a founding member of the ACU – from 7 ...

ACU Blue Charter fellows: working together to tackle marine plastic pollution

ACU Blue Charter fellows: working together to tackle marine plastic pollution

ACU Blue Charter fellows from across the Commonwealth came together for a workshop to ...

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 ...

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