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 (WUN) is a group of 23 research-intensive universities, bringing together the expertise necessary to address issues that impact the planet, and its people.

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

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

WUN Research Development Fund

The annual Research Development Fund (RDF) offers grants of up to £10,000 to support international research collaborations bewtween WUN members and partners.  

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.

Please contact Ieuan Link for further information.

UWA Contacts

WUN Coordinator

Michelle Emmett, Manager, International Networks

WUN Academic Adviser 

Prof Tim Colmer, Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research