- Association of Commonwealth Universities
name = Association of Commonwealth Universities
size = 105px
caption = Logo of the ACU
formation = 1913
leader_title = Secretary General
leader_name = Professor John Tarrant
website = http://www.acu.ac.uk/
The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries.
"We serve our member institutions by advancing international co-operation and understanding in higher education, and by providing a broad range of services and facilities."
In 1912, the
University of Londontook the initiative to assemble 53 representatives of universities in Londonto hold a Congress of Universities of the Empire. They decided they needed a "bureau of information." Its affairs would be handled by a committee representing universities at home and abroad. In 1913 the office opened as the Universities Bureau of the British Empire. They incorporated under licenseof the Board of Tradein 1919 and received a grant of £5000 to operate an office premises, with the understanding that the universities of the Empire would fund its maintenance. In 1948 the name was changed to Association of Universities of the British Commonwealth, and in 1963 it changed to its current name.
In 1986, Queen Elizabeth II became
patronof the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
* [http://www.acu.ac.uk/cgi-bin/frameset.pl?ml=membership&sl=membership&select=members ACU member universities]
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Association of African Universities
Association of Pacific Rim Universities
* [http://www.acu.ac.uk/ Association of Commonwealth Universities]
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