Worldwide Universities Network

A focus on research of an international quality and the fostering of an outstanding research culture have positioned UWA as one of the best universities in Australia and in the top 150 in the world.

The Worldwide Universities Network is a group of 19 research-intensive universities, bringing together the expertise necessary to address issues that impact the planet, and its people.

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) spans eleven countries across six continents, supporting the facilitation of collaborative research, and the exchange of research staff and students.

The major issues facing our planet are of a magnitude that no single institution or organisation can address on its own. They require the pooling and sharing of knowledge across institutions, disciplines, and geographical areas.

WUN collaborations aim to involve a number of world-leading academic partners in addressing the following 'Global Challenges':

WUN Research Development Fund

The Research Development Fund (RDF) offers grants of up to £15,000 (AU$22,650) to support international research collaborations. Applications are now open, and will close on October 30, 2015. Click on the link below for more information.

WUN Matching Fund

Small grants (approx. $2,000) are available for UWA participation in Research Development Fund applications administered by WUN partners.  Applicants must provide evidence of invitation to participate in an RDF by the lead investigator, or a WUN Coordinator.

Research Collaboration Awards

To encourage researchers to benefit from our association with WUN, the University provides funding on a competitive basis to support staff and postgraduate students to initiate, expand and maintain collaborative research projects with WUN partners.

The UWA Research Collaboration Awards provide funding to support new and developing initiatives that will expand the University’s research collaborations.

UWA Contacts

WUN Coordinator
Assoc Prof. Judith Berman
WUN Academic Adviser
Prof. Robyn Owens