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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Association of Commonwealth Universities
(ACU) was established in 1913, and has over 500 member institutions in over 50 countries across the Commonwealth. It is the world’s oldest international network of universities and its mission is to promote and support excellence in higher education for the benefit of individuals and societies throughout the commonwealth and beyond. While it is the oldest university network, it represents the future – it has a combined population of 3 billion, mainly under the age of 30. Commonwealth countries.[2] Drawing on the collective experience and expertise, 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.[3] The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Association of Commonwealth Universities
is governed by its member institutions through an elected Council. As the ACU is a UK-registered charity, Council members also act as its Trustees. The ACU Council comprises up to 23 members: 20 elected Council members, up to two co-opted Council members and, if the Honorary Treasurer is co-opted rather than elected, the Honorary Treasurer.

Contents

1 History 2 Membership 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] In 1912, the University of London
London
took the initiative to assemble 53 representatives of universities in London
London
to hold a Congress of Universities of the Empire. They decided they needed a "bureau of information". Its affairs would be handled by a committee representing universities at home and abroad. In 1913 the office opened as the Universities Bureau of the British Empire. They incorporated under licence of the Board of Trade
Board of Trade
in 1919 and received a grant of £5000 to operate an office premises, with the understanding that the universities of the Empire would fund its maintenance. In 1948 the name was changed to Association of Universities of the British Commonwealth, and in 1963 it changed to its current name. Dr Anastasios Christodoulou
Anastasios Christodoulou
was the Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
Association of Commonwealth Universities
from 1980 to 1996. In 1986, Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
became patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Membership[edit] Currently 37 countries from the Commonwealth are represented in the Association.

Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
(1 university) Australia
Australia
(26 universities) Bangladesh
Bangladesh
(21 universities) Botswana
Botswana
(1 university) Brunei
Brunei
(1 university) Cameroon
Cameroon
(5 universities) Canada
Canada
(27 universities) Cyprus
Cyprus
(3 universities) Fiji
Fiji
(3 universities) Ghana
Ghana
(10 universities) Guyana
Guyana
(2 universities) Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(3 universities) India
India
(167 universities) Jamaica
Jamaica
(2 universities) Kenya
Kenya
(10 universities) Lesotho
Lesotho
(1 university) Malawi
Malawi
(2 universities) Malaysia
Malaysia
(21 universities) Maldives
Maldives
(1 university) Malta
Malta
(1 university) Mauritius
Mauritius
(3 universities) Mozambique
Mozambique
(1 university) Namibia
Namibia
(1 university) New Zealand
New Zealand
(7 universities) Nigeria
Nigeria
(31 universities) Pakistan
Pakistan
(28 universities) Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
(3 universities) Rwanda
Rwanda
(1 university) Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
(1 university) Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
(1 university) Singapore
Singapore
(2 universities) South Africa
South Africa
(17 universities) Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
(22 universities) Swaziland
Swaziland
(1 university) Tanzania
Tanzania
(9 universities) Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
(1 university) Uganda
Uganda
(6 universities) United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(76 universities) Zambia
Zambia
(5 universities)

References[edit]

^ ACU Senior Management Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Association of Commonwealth Universities
Association of Commonwealth Universities
(ACU) UNESCO NGO - db Archived 13 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. Ngo-db.unesco.org. Retrieved on 2014-04-12. ^ "About us". acu.ac.uk. 

External links[edit]

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