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Worldwide Universities Network

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a partnership of research-led universities in Europe, North America, China, Australasia and Africa working together to promote research and teaching collaborations beyond the scope of an individual university.

The University of York is proud to be a founder member of WUN.

Renmin University of China is the latest institution to join WUN bringing the total number of members to 19. 


WUN activities aim to strengthen international research and teaching collaboration. Good use is made of virtual networking tools, as well as conferences and workshops.  Many WUN collaborations produce resources for use in teaching, such as access to video-seminars. Academic staff, early stage researchers, and postgraduate students are encouraged to visit other institutions to access expertise and world class facilities.


York will be leading a delegation at this year's WUN Conference and AGM which will be held in New York City from the 3rd-5th May 2017. 


Funding is available to support activities with WUN partners.  This includes the Research Mobility Programme as well as local and central WUN Research Development Funds.

WUN does not fund research projects directly, but provides 'seed corn' funding to help collaborations become self-sustaining.


More information

Visit the WUN website for more information on all aspects of its activities.

Success Stories

The WUN Cognitive Communications Consortium promises to revolutionise the way wireless communication devices and networks behave.

The WUN Spintronics Consortium believes the impact of spintronics could eventually be comparable to the development of the transistor 50 years ago.