Universitas 21


Universitas 21

Universitas 21 is an international network of research-intensive universities, established as an "international reference point and resource for strategic thinking on issues of global significance." Together, there are 500,000 students and 40,000 academics and researchers associated with these universities, which have over 2 million alumni.

Founded in 1997, Universitas 21 currently has 21 member universities in 12 different countries and territories. In November 2007, Delhi University joined Universitas 21, making Delhi University the first and only member from South Asia.

The universities collaborate on many levels, undergraduate and postgraduate research, sharing best practice and several hundred students a year participate in the student exchange programmes, the U21 Student Mobility Progamme.

In 2001, Universitas 21, in a collaborative effort with Thomson Learning, formed an online university called Universitas 21 Global (U21Global), with its headquarters in Singapore. The program is administered and quality-assured by U21pedagogica Ltd., which is chartered in Guernsey and headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA), near the historic grounds of the University of Virginia – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thomson Learning became Cengage Learning, then sold its entire 50% in U21Global share to Mauritius based Manipal Universal Learning International for an undisclosed sum in 2007.

Universitas 21 member institutions

East Asia

*Fudan University (Shanghai, People's Republic of China)
*Korea University (Seoul, South Korea)
*National University of Singapore (Singapore)
*Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, People's Republic of China)
*University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
*Waseda University (Japan)

South Asia

*Delhi University (Delhi), India

Europe

*Lund University (Lund, Skåne, Sweden)
*University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)
*University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England, United Kingdom)
*University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom)
*University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom)
*University of Nottingham (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom)

North America

*McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
*Tecnológico de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico)
*University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
*University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia, United States)

Oceania

*University of Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand)
*University of Queensland (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
*University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
*University of New South Wales (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

External links

* [http://www.universitas21.com/ Universitas 21 website]
* [http://www.universitas21.com/memberlist.html List of member institutions on the official website]


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