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Published on 08 July 2020

The ACU Review celebrates the extraordinary work of member universities across the Commonwealth and their contribution to building a better world. Each issue explores a different theme, chosen to highlight the value of higher education to society and to reflect the rich diversity and shared challenges that characterise the ACU's global network.

This latest issue looks at how Commonwealth universities are advancing the art and science of public mental health and features a fascinating collection of articles written by ACU members from across our unique international network.

Introducing this latest issue, our Chief Executive and Secretary General, Joanna Newman, notes, ‘Poor mental health is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Depression alone affects at least 264 million people worldwide at an estimated cost of US$ 1 trillion a year in lost productivity.’

She adds, ‘This issue of The ACU Review highlights not only the scale of these challenges, but the commonalities of the Commonwealth – from the psychological wounds caused by conflict and terror to the enduring and often shameful legacies of colonial rule. But there is hope, too: on every page, we see how our member universities across the Commonwealth are bringing mental health and other non-communicable diseases out of the shadows – on campus, in their communities, and beyond.'

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Our next issue will explore how Commonwealth universities are decolonising the curriculum: challenging the longstanding biases and omissions that frame and limit our understanding of the world: our past and our future. We are always interested in new ideas for articles from ACU members. If you have a story you would like to see in the next issue, write to us at

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