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ACU Summer School

Theme: International collaboration

The ACU Summer School provides a forum for students from every corner of the Commonwealth to discuss multidisciplinary issues of global importance. 

Established in 2011, a key element of the School is its aim to mix local and regional students with their peers who may have not had the opportunity to leave their own regions. 

The School is hosted in a different country each year. In previous years, it has been held in Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Rwanda and the United Kingdom. In past years, themes have spanned public health, building sustainable communities, big data, global food security and more. 

Who is eligible?

Students in the final year of their undergraduate degree who expect to move to postgraduate study, or those already studying for a postgraduate degree (full or part time) are eligible to apply to attend. Qualifying students from ACU member institutions will be eligible to apply for bursaries. 

ACU Summer School partner universities and topics 2016-2021


Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India

Disaster Studies


University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Migration and Refugee Studies


University of Mauritius

Public Health


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sustainable Cities


Bath Spa University, UK

Environmental Arts and Humanities


University of Rwanda

Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals

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Theme: International collaboration