Association of Commonwealth Universities

The 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, in 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 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.

Association of Commonwealth Universities
The Association of Commonwealth Universities logo
TypeCharitable organisation
HeadquartersLondon, England, United Kingdom
Secretary General
Dr. Joanna Newman [1]
Parent organisation
Commonwealth of Nations


In 1912, the University of London took the initiative to assemble 53 representatives of universities in 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 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 was the Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities from 1980 to 1996.

In 1986, Queen Elizabeth II became patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

In 2019, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex became patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.


Currently 40 countries from the Commonwealth are represented in the Association.


Member universities are divided into full and associate categories, with the latter not holding voting rights. Full members must:

  • Be legally incorporated and based in the Commonwealth, or have chosen to retain membership in the ACU when the country where they are based left the Commonwealth.
  • Be authorised to provide higher education.
  • Hold their own degree awarding powers.
  • Have at least 250 full time equivalent students, of which over half are studying at degree level.
  • Have graduated at least one cohort of students.

The criteria for associate membership are similar, except that the requirement to be able to award their own degrees is replaced by a requirement that their students may be awarded degrees of another institution under a franchise, license or other collaborative agreement, and that the institution whose degrees are being awarded is itself eligible for full membership of the ACU and is located in the Commonwealth.[4]

List of members

Country Institution Local Name
 Antigua and Barbuda American University of Antigua -
 Australia Charles Sturt University -
 Australia Curtin University -
 Australia Edith Cowan University -
 Australia Griffith University -
 Australia Macquarie University -
 Australia Murdoch University -
 Australia Raffles College of Design and Commerce -
 Australia RMIT University -
 Australia University of Adelaide -
 Australia University of Newcastle (Australia) -
 Australia University of Canberra -
 Australia University of Melbourne -
 Australia University of Southern Queensland -
 Australia University of Sydney -
 Australia University of Tasmania -
 Australia University of the Sunshine Coast -
 Australia University of Wollongong -
 Australia University of New South Wales -
 Australia Western Sydney University -
 Bangladesh Asian University for Women -
 Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University -
 Bangladesh Bangladesh Agricultural University -
 Bangladesh Bangladesh Open University -
 Bangladesh Bangladesh University of Business and Technology -
 Bangladesh Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology -
 Bangladesh BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology -
 Bangladesh Daffodil International University -
 Bangladesh International Islamic University, Chittagong -
 Bangladesh International University of Business Agriculture and Technology -
 Bangladesh Islamic University, Bangladesh -
 Bangladesh Jahangirnagar University -
 Bangladesh Khulna University -
 Bangladesh Metropolitan University, Sylhet -
 Bangladesh Shahjalal University of Science and Technology -
 Bangladesh Southern University, Bangladesh -
 Bangladesh University of Asia Pacific -
 Bangladesh University of Chittagong -
 Bangladesh University of Dhaka -
 Bangladesh World University of Bangladesh -
 Barbados University of the West Indies -
 Botswana University of Botswana -
 Cameroon The University of Bamenda -
 Cameroon University of Buea -
 Cameroon University of Dschang -
 Cameroon University of Maroua -
 Cameroon University of Yaounde I -
 Canada Athabasca University -
 Canada Dalhousie University -
 Canada MacEwan University -
 Canada McGill University -
 Canada McMaster University -
 Canada Memorial University of Newfoundland -
 Canada Queen's University at Kingston -
 Canada Ryerson University -
 Canada University of Alberta -
 Canada University of British Columbia -
 Canada University of Calgary -
 Canada University of Guelph -
 Canada University of Lethbridge -
 Canada University of Manitoba -
 Canada University of Northern British Columbia -
 Canada University of Ontario Institute of Technology -
 Canada University of Ottawa -
 Canada University of Regina -
 Canada University of Saskatchewan -
 Canada University of Toronto -
 Canada University of Waterloo -
 Canada Vancouver Island University -
 Canada Western University -
 Canada York University -
 Cyprus Cyprus Institute of Marketing -
 Cyprus The Philips College -
 Dominica All Saints University School of Medicine -
 Fiji Fiji National University -
 Fiji University of Fiji -
 Fiji The University of the South Pacific -
 Ghana Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration -
 Ghana Kumasi Polytechnic -
 Ghana Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology -
 Ghana University for Development Studies -
 Ghana University of Cape Coast -
 Ghana University of Education Winneba -
 Ghana University of Ghana -
 Ghana University of Mines and Technology -
 Ghana University of Professional Studies, Accra -
 Ghana Valley View University -
 Guyana Texila American University -
 Guyana University of Guyana -
 Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學
 Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong 香港大學
 India Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research -
 India Acharya Nagarjuna University -
 India Alagappa University -
 India Aligarh Muslim University -
 India Amity University, Noida -
 India Amity University Rajasthan -
 India Andhra University -
 India Annamalai University -
 India Apeejay Stya University -
 India Awadhesh Pratap Singh University -
 India Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya -
 India B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology -
 India Baba Farid University of Health Sciences -
 India Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University -
 India Banasthali University -
 India Bangalore University -
 India Berhampur University -
 India Bhagwant University -
 India Bharathiar University -
 India Bharathidasan University -
 India Birla Institute of Technology -
 India Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani -
 India Career Point University: Hamirpur, Kota -
 India Central Agricultural University -
 India Central University of Gujarat -
 India Central University of Kashmir -
 India Central University of Punjab -
 India Central University of Tibetan Studies -
 India Chandigarh University -
 India Charotar University of Science and Technology -
 India Cochin University of Science and Technology -
 India Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology -
 India Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya -
 India Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya -
 India Dharmsinh Desai University -
 India Dibrugarh University -
 India Doctor D. Y. Patil University -
 India Assam Don Bosco University -
 India Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University -
 India Dravidian University -
 India English and Foreign Languages University -
 India Fakir Mohan University -
 India Gandhigram Rural University -
 India Ganpat University -
 India Gauhati University -
 India GITAM University -
 India Gujarat Forensic Sciences University -
 India Gulbarga University -
 India Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya -
 India Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University -
 India Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology -
 India Guru Nanak Dev University -
 India Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya -
 India Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University -
 India Himachal Pradesh University -
 India Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science -
 India I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University -
 India Indian Institute of Science -
 India Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad -
 India Jai Narain Vyas University -
 India Jamia Hamdard -
 India Jamia Millia Islamia -
 India Jawaharlal Nehru University -
 India Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University -
 India Jharkhand Rai University -
 India JSS University -
 India Kakatiya University -
 India Kannur University -
 India Karnatak University Dharwad -
 India Karnataka State Open University -
 India KIIT University -
 India Kurukshetra University -
 India Kuvempu University -
 India Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences -
 India Lovely Professional University -
 India Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University -
 India Madurai Kamaraj University -
 India Maharishi Markandeshwar University: Solan, Sadopur, Mullana -
 India Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University -
 India Maharshi Dayanand University -
 India Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication -
 India Manipal Academy of Higher Education -
 India Manipur University -
 India Manonmaniam Sundaranar University -
 India Maulana Azad National Urdu University -
 India Mohanlal Sukhadia University -
 India Mother Teresa Women's University -
 India NALSAR University of Law -
 India National Law University, Delhi -
 India National Law University, Jodhpur -
 India National Law University Odisha -
 India Nirma University -
 India North Orissa University -
 India North-Eastern Hill University -
 India O. P. Jindal Global University -
 India Osmania University -
 India Panjab University -
 India Patna University -
 India Pondicherry University -
 India Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences -
 India Punjabi University -
 India Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law -
 India Rajiv Gandhi University -
 India Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences -
 India Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University -
 India Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences -
 India Sambalpur University -
 India Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University -
 India Saurashtra University -
 India School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi -
 India Sharda University -
 India Shivaji University -
 India Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences -
 India Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University -
 India Sikkim Manipal University -
 India Solapur University -
 India South Asian University -
 India Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology -
 India Sri Krishnadevaraya University -
 India Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam -
 India Sri Ramachandra University -
 India SRM Institute of Science and Technology -
 India Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University -
 India Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University -
 India Tamil Nadu Open University -
 India Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University -
 India Tamil University -
 India Tata Institute of Social Sciences -
 India Tezpur University -
 India The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education -
 India The ICFAI University Mizoram -
 India The ICFAI University Tripura -
 India The ICFAI University, Dehradun -
 India The ICFAI University, Meghalaya -
 India The ICFAI University, Nagaland -
 India The ICFAI University, Sikkim -
 India The IIS University -
 India The Northcap University -
 India Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University -
 India Tripura University -
 India University of Calicut -
 India University of Delhi -
 India University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Jaipur -
 India University of Hyderabad -
 India University of Jammu -
 India University of Kerala -
 India University of Madras -
 India University of Mumbai -
 India University of Mysore -
 India University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya -
 India Utkal University -
 India Vels University -
 India Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology -
 India Vidya Pratishthan's College of Engineering, Baramati -
 India Vinoba Bhave University -
 India Visva-Bharati -
 India Visvesvaraya Technological University -
 India Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University -
 Jamaica Caribbean Maritime Institute -
 Jamaica The University of the West Indies -
 Jamaica University of Technology, Jamaica -
 Kenya Catholic University of Eastern Africa -
 Kenya Kenyatta University -
 Kenya Maseno University -
 Kenya Moi University -
 Kenya Mount Kenya University -
 Kenya South Eastern Kenya University -
 Kenya Strathmore University -
 Kenya Technical University of Kenya -
 Kenya United States International University - Africa -
 Kenya University of Nairobi -
 Lesotho National University of Lesotho -
 Malawi Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources -
 Malawi Mzuzu University -
 Malawi University of Malawi -
 Malaysia Asia e University -
 Malaysia Asia Metropolitan University -
 Malaysia Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation -
 Malaysia Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences -
 Malaysia GlobalNxt University -
 Malaysia KDU Penang University College -
 Malaysia Limkokwing University of Creative Technology -
 Malaysia Lincoln University College, Malaysia -
 Malaysia Management and Science University -
 Malaysia Manipal International University -
 Malaysia North Borneo University College -
 Malaysia Quest International University Perak -
 Malaysia Raffles University Iskandar -
 Malaysia Sultan Azlan Shah University -
 Malaysia Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia -
 Malaysia Universiti Malaysia Sabah -
 Malaysia Universiti Malaysia Sarawak -
 Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia -
 Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia -
 Malaysia Universiti Tenaga Nasional -
 Malaysia Universiti Tun Abdul Razak -
 Malaysia Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman -
 Malaysia Universiti Utara Malaysia -
 Malaysia University of Malaya -
 Maldives Villa College -
 Malta University of Malta -
 Mauritius Open University of Mauritius -
 Mauritius University of Mauritius -
 Mauritius University of Technology Mauritius -
 Mozambique Eduardo Mondlane University -
 Namibia University of Namibia -
 New Zealand Auckland University of Technology -
 New Zealand Lincoln University -
 New Zealand Massey University -
 New Zealand University of Auckland -
 New Zealand University of Canterbury -
 New Zealand University of Otago -
 New Zealand Victoria University of Wellington -
 Nigeria Adekunle Ajasin University -
 Nigeria Afe Babalola University -
 Nigeria Ahmadu Bello University -
 Nigeria Bayero University -
 Nigeria Covenant University -
 Nigeria Delta State University -
 Nigeria Ebonyi State University -
 Nigeria Ekiti State University -
 Nigeria Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta -
 Nigeria Federal University of Technology Akure -
 Nigeria Federal University of Technology Minna -
 Nigeria Gombe State University -
 Nigeria Federal University of Technology, Yola -
 Nigeria Niger Delta University -
 Nigeria Nnamdi Azikiwe University -
 Nigeria Redeemer's University -
 Nigeria Rivers State University -
 Nigeria University of Calabar -
 Nigeria University of Ibadan -
 Nigeria University of Ilorin -
 Nigeria University of Jos -
 Nigeria University of Lagos -
 Nigeria University of Maiduguri -
 Nigeria University of Nigeria -
 Nigeria University of Port Harcourt -
 Pakistan Air University -
 Pakistan Bahria University -
 Pakistan Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences -
 Pakistan Capital University of Science & Technology -
 Pakistan COMSATS Institute of Information Technology -
 Pakistan Fatima Jinnah Women University -
 Pakistan Greenwich University -
 Pakistan Institute of Business Administration Karachi -
 Pakistan Institute of Business Management -
 Pakistan Islamia University Bahawalpur -
 Pakistan Isra University -
 Pakistan Jinnah Sindh Medical University -
 Pakistan Mehran University of Engineering and Technology -
 Pakistan National Defence University -
 Pakistan National University of Sciences and Technology -
 Pakistan Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University -
 Pakistan Riphah International University -
 Pakistan Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology -
 Pakistan Sindh Madressatul Islam University -
 Pakistan Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology -
 Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore -
 Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar -
 Pakistan University of Sindh -
 Pakistan University of the Punjab -
 Pakistan Ziauddin University -
 Papua New Guinea Divine Word University -
 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea University of Technology -
 Papua New Guinea University of Papua New Guinea -
 Rwanda University of Rwanda -
 Saint Kitts and Nevis University of Medicine and Health Sciences -
 Saint Lucia International American University -
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines All Saints University School of Medicine -
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint James School of Medicine -
 Sierra Leone University of Sierra Leone -
 Singapore Nanyang Technological University -
 Singapore National University of Singapore -
 South Africa Cape Peninsula University of Technology -
 South Africa Central University of Technology -
 South Africa Durban University of Technology -
 South Africa Mangosuthu University of Technology -
 South Africa Nelson Mandela University -
 South Africa North-West University -
 South Africa Rhodes University -
 South Africa Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University -
 South Africa Sol Plaatje University -
 South Africa Stellenbosch University -
 South Africa Tshwane University of Technology -
 South Africa University of Cape Town -
 South Africa University of Johannesburg -
 South Africa University of KwaZulu-Natal -
 South Africa University of Mpumalanga -
 South Africa University of Pretoria -
 South Africa University of South Africa -
 South Africa University of the Free State -
 South Africa University of the Western Cape -
 South Africa University of the Witwatersrand -
 South Africa University of Limpopo -
 South Africa University of Zululand -
 South Africa Vaal University of Technology -
 Sri Lanka Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University -
 Sri Lanka Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka -
 Sri Lanka Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College -
 Sri Lanka Eastern University, Sri Lanka -
 Sri Lanka General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University -
 Sri Lanka Horizon Campus -
 Sri Lanka International Institute of Health Sciences -
 Sri Lanka NSBM Green University -
 Sri Lanka Open University of Sri Lanka -
 Sri Lanka Rajarata University of Sri Lanka -
 Sri Lanka Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka -
 Sri Lanka South Eastern University of Sri Lanka -
 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology -
 Sri Lanka University of Colombo -
 Sri Lanka University of Jaffna -
 Sri Lanka University of Kelaniya -
 Sri Lanka University of Moratuwa -
 Sri Lanka University of Peradeniya -
 Sri Lanka University of Ruhuna -
 Sri Lanka University of Sri Jayewardenepura -
 Sri Lanka University of the Visual and Performing Arts -
 Sri Lanka University of Vocational Technology -
 Sri Lanka Uva Wellassa University -
 Sri Lanka Wayamba University of Sri Lanka -
 Tanzania Ardhi University -
 Tanzania Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences -
 Tanzania Mzumbe University -
 Tanzania Open University of Tanzania -
 Tanzania Sokoine University of Agriculture -
 Tanzania St. John's University of Tanzania -
 Tanzania St. Augustine University of Tanzania -
 Tanzania The State University of Zanzibar -
 Tanzania University of Dar es Salaam -
 Tanzania Zanzibar University -
 Trinidad and Tobago University of Trinidad and Tobago -
 Uganda Bugema University -
 Uganda ISBAT University -
 Uganda Islamic University in Uganda -
 Uganda Kampala International University -
 Uganda Kyambogo University -
 Uganda Makerere University -
 Uganda Mbarara University of Science and Technology -
 Uganda Uganda Christian University -
 Uganda Uganda Martyrs University -
 United Kingdom Bath Spa University -
 United Kingdom Birkbeck, University of London -
 United Kingdom Birmingham City University -
 United Kingdom Bournemouth University -
 United Kingdom Brunel University London -
 United Kingdom Buckinghamshire New University -
 United Kingdom Canterbury Christ Church University -
 United Kingdom Cardiff Metropolitan University -
 United Kingdom Cardiff University -
 United Kingdom City, University of London -
 United Kingdom Coventry University -
 United Kingdom Cranfield University -
 United Kingdom Durham University -
 United Kingdom Edge Hill University -
 United Kingdom Edinburgh Napier University -
 United Kingdom Glasgow Caledonian University -
 United Kingdom Heriot-Watt University -
 United Kingdom Keele University -
 United Kingdom King's College London -
 United Kingdom Kingston University -
 United Kingdom Lancaster University -
 United Kingdom Liverpool Hope University -
 United Kingdom Liverpool John Moores University -
 United Kingdom London School of Business and Management -
 United Kingdom London South Bank University -
 United Kingdom Middlesex University -
 United Kingdom Newcastle University -
 United Kingdom Northumbria University -
 United Kingdom Oxford Brookes University -
 United Kingdom Plymouth University -
 United Kingdom Queen's University Belfast -
 United Kingdom Royal Academy of Music -
 United Kingdom Royal Central School of Speech and Drama -
 United Kingdom School of Advanced Study, University of London -
 United Kingdom School of Oriental and African Studies -
 United Kingdom Sheffield Hallam University -
 United Kingdom Staffordshire University -
 United Kingdom Swansea University -
 United Kingdom Courtauld Institute of Art -
 United Kingdom The Institute of Cancer Research -
 United Kingdom The Open University -
 United Kingdom The University of Manchester -
 United Kingdom The University of Northampton -
 United Kingdom The University of Winchester -
 United Kingdom Ulster University -
 United Kingdom University College Birmingham -
 United Kingdom University College London -
 United Kingdom University of Bath -
 United Kingdom University of Birmingham -
 United Kingdom University of Bristol -
 United Kingdom University of Cambridge -
 United Kingdom University of Chester -
 United Kingdom University of Edinburgh -
 United Kingdom University of Exeter -
 United Kingdom University of Glasgow -
 United Kingdom University of Greenwich -
 United Kingdom University of Hull -
 United Kingdom University of Kent -
 United Kingdom University of Leeds -
 United Kingdom University of Leicester -
 United Kingdom University of Lincoln -
 United Kingdom University of London -
 United Kingdom University of Nottingham -
 United Kingdom University of Oxford -
 United Kingdom University of Reading -
 United Kingdom University of Roehampton -
 United Kingdom University of Salford -
 United Kingdom University of Sheffield -
 United Kingdom University of Southampton -
 United Kingdom University of Stirling -
 United Kingdom University of Strathclyde -
 United Kingdom University of Sunderland -
 United Kingdom University of Surrey -
 United Kingdom University of Sussex -
 United Kingdom University of the Highlands and Islands -
 United Kingdom University of the West of England -
 United Kingdom University of the West of Scotland -
 United Kingdom University of Wales -
 United Kingdom University of Warwick -
 United Kingdom University of Wolverhampton -
 United Kingdom University of Worcester -
 United Kingdom University of York -
 United Kingdom York St John University -
 Zambia Copperbelt University -
 Zambia University of Lusaka -
 Zambia University of Zambia -
 Zambia Zambian Open University -
 Zimbabwe Africa University -
 Zimbabwe Bindura University of Science Education -
 Zimbabwe Midlands State University -
 Zimbabwe National University of Science and Technology -
 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Open University -


  1. ^ ACU Senior Management Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) | UNESCO NGO - db Archived 13 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  3. ^ "About us".
  4. ^ "Membership criteria". ACU. Retrieved 14 September 2018.

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Air University (Islamabad)

The Air University (AU) (Urdu: جامعہ فضایہ‎) is a public university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is established by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in 2002. It is a civilian university and offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in IT, engineering, business management and humanities. The university is under the management of Pakistan Air Force's education command. It is ranked among the country's top ten universities in the Engineering and Technology category by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) (HEC). Air University is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) and accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council. It is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom and International Association of Universities

Alagappa University

Alagappa University is a public university located in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India was founded by Padma Bhusan Vallal Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar Alagappa Chettiar.

Alagappa University was brought into existence by a special Act of the Tamil Nadu State Government in May 1985.

Alagappa University has the following credentials;

First University in Tamil Nadu to get A+ grade (in May 2017) by NAAC with score of 3.64.

First University in Tamil Nadu to confer Category-I Status (in February 2018) from MHRD-UGC.

First University in Tamil Nadu to get Autonomy Status (in February 2018) from MHRD-UGC.

First University in Tamil Nadu eligible to get MHRD-RUSA Phase-II grant (in June 2018) of Rs.100 Crores for Quality Excellence.

Alagappa University is recognized by the UGC, Government of India. It was converted from a unitary type to an affiliating type by the Tamil Nadu Universities Act, 2002, with a view to widen the horizon of its academic activities by bringing into its jurisdiction the Arts and Science colleges in the districts of Ramanathapuram district and Sivaganga district. Further, as per mentioned Act, the government colleges in the above districts have become the constituent colleges of Alagappa University.

As a member of the AIU and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), it has rewarding relations with other academic institutions, research laboratories and industrial establishments that promise a spectacular feature. The university's motto is "Excellence in Action."

The University is having International Collaborations with Universities / Institutions of Higher Learning in countries like China, Malaysia, West Indies, U.S.A. and South Korea.

Anastasios Christodoulou

Anastasios Christodoulou CBE (May 1, 1932 – May 20, 2002), often known as Chris Christodoulou, was a British-based Greek Cypriot university administrator. He was the Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Foundation Secretary of the Open University.

Asia e University

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The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and other international higher educational organizations. The small letter "e" in the name of the university represents empowered learning, enhanced learning, exploratory learning, expanding learning, effective learning, electronic learning, experiential learning and entrepreneurial learning which attributes the university's missions and visions. The main campus is situated in Kuala Lumpur, with learning centres in most of the states of Malaysia, as well as in other countries. AeU has a network of locations to deliver undergraduate, postgraduate and executive development programmes.

Beaconhouse National University

Beaconhouse National University (BNU) is a private liberal arts university located in Lahore, in the province of Punjab, Pakistan.Founded in 2003 by its parent company Beaconhouse School System, it is located at Raiwind, a subdivision of Lahore District; the BNU campus is adjacent to the Bahria Town.BNU offers study programmes in visual design and arts, architecture, liberal arts, computer information technology, psychology and mass communication. It is a member of the Higher Education Commission and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.Beaconhouse National University also organises Pakistan's largest university level festival, commonly known as 'Bestival'.

Bundelkhand University

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The University is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). The University is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Gauhati University

Gauhati University also known as GU located in Jalukbari, Guwahati, is the oldest and one of the most renowned universities in North East India. It was established in 1948. It is a teaching-&-affiliating university. It is accredited grade "A" by National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Starting with 18 affiliated colleges and 8 Post Graduate Departments in 1948, Gauhati University, today, has 39 Post Graduate Departments, besides IDOL (Institute of Distance and Open Learning), a constituent Law and Engineering College. It has 341 affiliated colleges offering undergraduate and post graduate courses in the faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, and Engineering. Gauhati University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Gombe State University

Gombe State University (GSU) is located in Gombe State Nigeria. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.Faculties

Arts & Social Sciences



Medical College

Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Basic and Remedial Studies

School of Postgraduate Studies

James Downey (academic)

James Downey, (born April 20, 1939) is a Canadian academic.

Born in Winterton, Newfoundland, Downey was a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and of the University of London where, as a Rothermere Fellow, he earned a PhD in English literature in 1966.

At Carleton University, where he began his career, he held a series of academic and administrative posts, including chairman of the English department, dean of the faculty of arts, vice-president (academic) and interim president for the first five months of 1979.

From 1980 to 1990 he was President of the University of New Brunswick. During that period he also served terms as president of the Canadian Bureau for International Education, chairman of the Association of Atlantic Universities and chairman of the Corporate-Higher Education Forum.

From 1990 to 1993 he was special advisor to the Premier of New Brunswick and co-chairman of the New Brunswick Commission on Excellence in Education, which published two reports that guided educational reform in that province.Downey was president of the University of Waterloo from 1993 to 1999, during which time he also served terms as chairman of the Council of Ontario Universities and Chair of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

His publications include The Eighteenth Century Pulpit (Oxford University Press, 1969), Fearful Joy (McGill-Queens University Press, 1973), Schools For A New Century and To Live and Learn (reports of the New Brunswick Commission on Excellence in Education, 1992, 1993), Innovation: Essays by Leading Canadian Researchers, edited with Lois Claxton (Key Porter Books, 2002), and Lord Beaverbrook and the Kennedys (University of New Brunswick, 2012).

Among his awards are honorary degrees from six Canadian and two American universities. In 2000 he was the recipient from the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the Symons Medal for outstanding service to higher education in the Commonwealth, and in 2003 he received the David C. Smith Award from the Council of Ontario Universities for his contributions to universities and public policy in Canada.

In 2005, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Royal Military College of Canada.

He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996.

Kano State University of Technology

Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KUST) was created as "Kano University of Technology" (KUT) in 2001. It is located in Wudil, a Local Government in Kano State Nigeria.

The university which was known as Kano University of Technology, Wudil has been renamed as Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil in the year 2005 in conformity to the Gazette laws of the University.

It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.KUST, Wudil started with 2 faculties (Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology and Faculty of Sciences) but today there are six (6) faculties - Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (FAAT); Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (FACMS); Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences (FAEES); Faculty of Engineering (FAENG); Faculty of Sciences (FASSE) and Faculty of Sciences and Technical Education (FASTE). The University also has 10 institutes and runs IJMB and remedial sciences under the Directorate of Institute and Continuing Education. The student population has risen from 88 students in 2000 to about 15,000 students.

Kurukshetra University

Kurukshetra University is a university established on 11 January 1957 in Kurukshetra in the Indian state of Haryana, 160 kilometres (99 mi) from the capital, Delhi. It is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university was the idea of the then Punjab governor, Sir Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh, a Sanskrit scholar. The Department of Sanskrit was the first and the only department in the university when it was inaugurated by Bharat Ratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of the Indian Republic. Its campus is spread over 473 acres (1.91 km2).

Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication

Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication (MCNUJC), also known as Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Avam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya or in short Makhanlal University (Mākhanlāl Viśvavidhālaya), is a public university in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is named after Makhan Lal Chaturvedi, a freedom fighter, poet and journalist, and was established in 1992 by the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly. It is India's first university for journalism and mass communication.

The University is approved by University Grants Commission (India) and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah University

The Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (Sindhi: محمد علي جناح يونيورسٽي‎) (Urdu: جامعہ محمد علی جناح‎, abbreviated as MAJU) is a private university located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.Established in 1998, the university offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs with a strong emphasis on business management, applied sciences, engineering and computer science. It is one of the top institution of higher learning in the country and was listed in the top ten universities for "general category" by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan), as of 2013. In addition, the university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.The university operated an additional campus in Islamabad, but it changed into Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) in 2015. Now CUST is separate from MAJU, Karachi and under the MAJU Trust.

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), centered in Bangalore, India, is a public, affiliating university set up in 1996 by the government of Karnataka, India, for the regulation and promotion of higher education in health sciences throughout the state of Karnataka. RGUHS is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK.Colleges affiliated to RGUHS has been consistently ranked as top medical, dental, and paramedical colleges of India. It is the largest health sciences university in India.

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), formerly Nagpur University, is a public university in the city of Nagpur in the central Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of India's oldest universities, the second oldest in Maharashtra. It is named after Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj, a renowned spiritual leader, orator and musician from Vidarbha. The university is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

University of Lusaka

University of Lusaka (UNILUS) is a private university founded in 2007 in Lusaka, Zambia. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

University of Malta

The University of Malta (Maltese: L-Università ta' Malta) is the highest educational institution in Malta. It offers undergraduate bachelor's degrees, postgraduate master's degrees and postgraduate doctorates (PhD). It is a member of the European University Association, the European Access Network, Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Utrecht Network, the Santander Network, the Compostela Group, the European Association for University Lifelong Learning (EUCEN) and the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP). In post-nominals the University's name is abbreviated as Melit; a shortened form of Melita (a Latinised form of the Greek Μελίτη).

Vinoba Bhave University

The Vinoba Bhave University is located at Hazaribagh, India, and is funded by the Government of India. The university came into existence on 17 September 1992 after the bifurcation of Ranchi University as a teaching-cum-affiliating university. The university offers courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

The Governor of Jharkhand is the chancellor of Vinoba Bhave University. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London. The UGC, New Delhi recognized the university and registered it under section 12B of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

Zambian Open University

Zambian Open University (ZAOU) is a private university, founded in 2002. It is a member of the [[Association of Commonwealth Universities. The University boasts of a top academic record for its Law students in 2017 admitted to the bar followed by the University of Zambia. The University has a vibrant Students Union that addresses student needs in a more professional and mature manner. In 2018, the Students Union launched what is called the Student Revolving Fund to support vulnerable students]].

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