About the Worldwide Universities Network

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a leading global higher education and research network of 23 universities across six continents, committed to working together to support research and education in areas of global significance.

WUN supports a diverse range of activities across disciplines, establishing international research groups by providing resources, contacts and advice. Through its Research Development fund, WUN supports collaborative research that addresses the overarching theme of sustainable development, including in the following areas:

  • Social justice, human rights, inequality
  • Sustainable world: cities and urbanization, energy transitions, water and food security
  • Mental health, child and maternal health, ageing
  • Responsible and ethical use of computing: artificial intelligence, information security, privacy

Visit the main WUN website for more information about the network and its activities.

Research Development Fund (RDF)

The RDF is aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses WUN focus areas.

Global Africa Group

The Global Africa Group is a platform for African and non-African research institutions committed to working together.


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