Established in 1913, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the oldest inter-university network in the world.  Today 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.

Over 500 institutions in 37 countries are currently in membership and ACU is expanding to be fully representative of the range of public and private universities throughout the Commonwealth. ACU's universities share Commonwealth values, including freedom of expression, a common language and many similarities in organisation and management.  The Association forms an extensive network to facilitate internationalisation and share problems, solutions and best practice across a variety of higher education environments.  As higher education becomes ever more international, the benefits of membership of the ACU are now greater than at any time in its hundred-year history. 


Professor John Wood

CBE, FREng, Secretary-General, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

"I am personally delighted that the Association of Commonwealth Universities continues to be a partner in WISE. It is an outstanding initiative that is at the forefront of educational thinking. The impact of higher education on the aspirations and culture of society as we face ever-increasing global challenges is immense. The ACU is a unique network of members who are willing to take their responsibilities in this field seriously by forming critical mass clusters, sharing best practice, looking to exploit new technologies and preparing themselves for future scenarios."


Link to the ACU website here.