International Relations Office
Alliances & Networks
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Established in 1913, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the oldest inter-university network in the world. Today's ACU combines the expertise and reputation of over ninety years' experience with new and innovative programmes designed to meet the needs of universities in the 21st century.
The five hundred members are spread across five continents and they represent a diverse range of institutions; but there are also many similarities – not least of which are a common language, common values and similarities in their organisation and management. Commonwealth universities are therefore able, through the ACU, to network easily, extensively and fruitfully, sharing problems, solutions and good practice across a variety of higher education environments. In short, they are able to achieve their mission to work with members to promote and contribute to the provision of excellent higher education for the benefit of all people throughout the Commonwealth.
The ACU is a voluntary organisation, which is registered in England and Wales as a charity (number 314137) and is controlled by its member institutions through an elected Council. Her Majesty the Queen, the Head of the Commonwealth, is the Association's Patron.
In October 2009, NUS announced that it will offer two graduate scholarships under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). The scholarships are aimed at enabling outstanding students to pursue PhD studies in integrated research programmes at the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering.
ACU serves its members by offering activities in the following areas: Partnership and networking, Management, leadership, and advisory services, Scholarship administration, Recruitment and advertising, and Research and policy analysis. For further information regarding activities offered by ACU click here.
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