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ACU - Association of Commonwealth Universities

Association of Commonwealth Universities


ACU - Association of Commonwealth Universities

Association of Commonwealth Universities

The Association of Commonwealth Universities, or simply ACU, is the world's first and oldest international university network, established in 1913.

A UK-registered charity, the ACU has over 500 member institutions in developed and developing countries across the Commonwealth. Drawing on the collective experience and expertise of our membership, the ACU seeks to address issues in international higher education through a range of projects, networks, and events.

The ACU administers scholarships, provides academic research and leadership on issues in the sector, and promotes inter-university cooperation and the sharing of good practice – helping universities serve their communities, now and into the future.


To promote and support excellence in higher education for the benefit of individuals and societies throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.


Strengthening the quality of education and research that enables our member institutions to realise their potential, through building long-term international collaborations within the higher education sector.


The ACU shares the values of the Commonwealth and believes in the transformational nature of higher education: its power and potential to contribute to the cultural, economic, and social development of a nation.


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United Kingdom

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