2022 in focus: How higher education continues to improve lives

Published on 14 December 2022

Universities transform lives. Year after year at the ACU, we are incredibly proud of how our diverse network of member universities continues to demonstrate exceptional knowledge, creativity and leadership in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As this year draws to a close, we have been reflecting on the key milestones and achievements of the ACU community in 2022. Below is just a glimpse of some of the important work that has taken place.

We hope you enjoy reading about the myriad of ways our member universities have been contributing to building a better world, and how the ACU has been working tirelessly to ensure the power of higher education is recognised on the global stage.

Higher Education for Sustainable Development

Around the world, universities and their researchers play a vital role in driving global climate action and the success of collective sustainability goals. This year the ACU was proud to continue supporting Commonwealth universities working to advance the SDGs, and further advocate for higher education’s critical contribution to sustainable development in key international fora.

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International mobility

For students and learners, international mobility – the opportunity to study or work in another country – can be a transformative experience. The ACU is committed to delivering educational opportunities that make a positive and lasting difference.

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Access and inclusion

The ACU continued to help to drive systemic change - both on campus and beyond - through the provision  of wide-ranging support grants and by working with universities directly to widen access and reduce inequality.


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