Global Networks


Universitas 21 (U21) is a leading global network of research-intensive universities that empowers its members to share excellence, collaborate across borders and nurture global knowledge exchange. Committed to promoting the value of internationalisation and multinational collaboration, U21 facilitates the delivery of programmes, activities and initiatives, which could not be delivered through a single university or via bi-lateral agreements.

 In 1997, UNSW became a founding member of Universitas 21 (U21) as a way of advancing areas of common interest with a consortium of like-minded research-intensive universities. U21 is a major part of UNSW’s 2025 international strategy. U21 membership offers UNSW the opportunity to advance its global profile-raising agenda through visibility among 25 of the world’s best, and highly internationalised institutions that share our vision of a modern research and teaching intensive university.

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As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. We bring together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

We leverage collective education and research capabilities of our members into the international public policy process. Our primary research areas include natural hazards & disaster risk reduction, women in leadership, population aging, global health, sustainable cities, artificial intelligence & the future of work, the Pacific Ocean, and labor mobility.

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The Group of Eight (Go8) comprises Australia’s leading research-intensive universities – the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, the University of Adelaide, Monash University and UNSW Sydney.

The Go8 is a company and was incorporated in 1999. Its Directorate is based in Canberra, capital city of Australia.

The Go8 is focussed on, and is a leader in, influencing the development and delivery of long-term sustainable national higher education and research policy, and in developing elite international alliances and research partnerships.

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UNSW U21 Contacts

Researcher Engagement: 3MT
Bianca Azar

UNSW Graduate Research School
University Librarian
Martin Borchert

Librarians Contact
Director, UNSW Planning & Performance
Barbara Chmielewski

DS³ Contact
Director - Research Analysis, Data and Reporting
Thomas Chow

DS³ Contact
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
Nicholas Fisk

Researcher Engagement: Research Leaders' Group Contact
Executive Officer and Director, Academic Integrity
Bronwyn Green

Researcher Engagement: Research Leaders' Group Contact
Vice-Chancellor and President
Ian Jacobs

Director of Graduate Research School
Lucy Jones

Researcher Engagement: Deans & Directors of Graduate Studies Contact
Director of Teaching & Learning
Stephen Marshall

Educational Innovation: Steering Group Contact
Associate Director, Global Education and Student Exchange
Anna Martin

Student Experience: Student Mobility Group Contact Student Media Contact
Executive Officer
Dominic Mooney

Researcher Engagement: 3MT Contact
Deputy Dean of Graduate Research & Professor in Chemistry
Jonathan Morris

Researcher Engagement: Deans & Directors of Graduate Studies Contact
Head of Careers and Employment
Margo Baas

Student Experience: Careers and Employability Group Contact
School of Education
Leila Morsy

Educational innovation: Deans of Education Group Contact
Communications Manager
Steve Offner

Press Office/Media Contact
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)
Laurie Pearcey

Senior Leader
International Coordinator
Katrina Stuve

U21 Officer
International Research Manager
Julie Ward

Researcher Engagement: Research Collaboration Group Contact Researcher Engagement: Early Career Researcher Workshop Contact
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