Supporting Organisations

(in alphabetical order)

Aurora is a network of closely collaborating research-intensive European universities that are united by a shared commitment to social relevance and a diverse student body, as well as using academic excellence to drive societal change. Aurora was founded in 2016 as a network with the goal of maximizing the societal impact of research, strengthening diversity and inclusion, and using student engagement to drive innovation in teaching and learning.

Aurora was selected as one of the European Universities Alliances in 2020, funded from the EU’s European Universities Initiative. European Universities are transnational alliances that will become the universities of the future, promoting European values and identity while revolutionizing the quality and competitiveness of European Higher Education. The Aurora European University program is the result of the shared ambition and endeavour of our students, academics, university leaders, and administrators.

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Open Social University Network (OSUN) pursues the mission of building a new model of global higher education through deep, long-term partnerships among diverse institutions committed to advancing the values of open society. The network is designed to integrate teaching, learning, and research across institutions around the world— enabling higher education to address local and global challenges collaboratively.

OSUN expands access to and success in rigorous higher education for populations subject to prejudice and discrimination and promotes the civic role of colleges and universities in local, national, and global contexts.

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The University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR) is a non-governmental and non-profit global university alliance initiated by Xi’an Jiaotong University. Founded in 2015, the UASR is committed to promoting the openness and cooperation in higher education, advocating the exchanges and mutual learning among diverse cultures, and devoted to the common prosperity of humankind. There are more than 150 universities from 37 countries and regions in the alliance today.

Embracing the spirit of the Silk Road– ‘peace and friendship, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit’, UASR vows to build collaborative platforms in higher education and foster regional openness and synergies. The UASR will advance institutional exchanges and partnerships on the Silk Road routes in regards to talent education, scientific research, cultural dissemination, policy studies, and medical service etc. The UASR will also step up understanding and friendship between young peoples, foster quality and rounded talents with international visions, and stimulate economies enclosed on the Silk Road Economic Belt and promote the global economy development.

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