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Stories of change

Theme: Global challenges

Meet the people at universities across the Commonwealth who are driving change across the world.

Higher education is transformative. It is the key to realising the potential of individuals, communities, and nations. From tackling plastic pollution to combatting gender-based violence, students, researchers, and staff at ACU member universities are creating waves of impact across the Commonwealth, each in their own way.

Our mission is to build a better world through higher education. We are proud to present this ever-growing collection of stories which offer a glimpse into the power of higher education to improve lives - from Simon Kiongo’s work on transforming food security in Kenya, to Midland State University’s work to close the gender gap for female researchers in Zimbabwe.

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Theme: Global challenges