Her Majesty The Queen (photo credit: Jacob King/PA Wire/PA Images)

The ACU celebrates The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Published on 10 February 2022

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) sends congratulations on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and records our deepest gratitude for her Patronage for the past 36 years.

Her Majesty’s longstanding commitment to the Commonwealth has been a steadfast symbol of her reign, during which time over 40,000 young people have been awarded Commonwealth Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom, or to study at universities in other Commonwealth countries, including those who have held Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships.

These young people form part of a global alumni who not only hold Commonwealth values close to their hearts, but also use this platform to share their experience and knowledge, develop their networks and – through their inspirational work – make a difference to society, the wider Commonwealth family and beyond.

The ACU is proudly dedicated to building a better world through higher education by advancing knowledge, promoting understanding, broadening minds, and improving lives.

With its 500 member universities across the Commonwealth, and crucially the people who study and work within them, the ACU believes that international collaboration is central to this ambition through transcending borders, strengthening societies, fostering innovation, and lifting the lives of people throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, as they adapt to a changing world.

We thank Her Majesty for her continuing support as Patron of the ACU and for her 70 years of dedicated service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.