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The ACU is the voice of higher education across the Commonwealth

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About us

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) supports the development of higher education as a power for good across the Commonwealth and beyond.

As the world’s first international university network, we remain one of the most diverse, with 500+ members across more than 50 countries. 

Our work: 

  • Connects and convenes our member institutions to share best practice, and develop long-term partnerships.

  • Enhances international mobility and collaboration through scholarships, grants, events, programmes and research.

  • Bridges the gap between the higher education sector and Commonwealth governments.

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HRH The Duchess of Sussex becomes Patron of the ACU

HRH The Duchess of Sussex becomes Patron of the ACU

The ACU is honoured that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex has chosen to become our ...

Highlights of the year 2018

Highlights of the year 2018

It's been a very busy year at the ACU. We've made great strides in our core areas of activity ...

UNAIDS ambassador will deliver keynote at ACU Summer School 2019 in Mauritius

UNAIDS ambassador will deliver keynote at ACU Summer School 2019 in Mauritius

The ACU is delighted to announce Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim as the opening keynote ...

Global Inequalities in Knowledge Production and Distribution | Register for a free talk with Professor Budd Hall on Tuesday 12 February

Global Inequalities in Knowledge Production and Distribution | Register for a free talk with Professor Budd Hall on Tuesday 12 February

Dr Budd Hall, from the University of Victoria, in Canada, will share his expertise on knowledge ...

Register for a free talk on research impact with Dr David Phipps on Thursday 31 January

Register for a free talk on research impact with Dr David Phipps on Thursday 31 January

Dr David Phipps, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services at York University in Canada ...

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships open for applications

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships open for applications

Applications are now open for the 2019 round of the newly renamed Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth ...

ACU-managed scholarships

Commonwealth scholarship Commission in the Uk Chevening Marshall Scholarships

ACU-managed programmes

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