Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi)

The Global University Network for Innovation is an International network created in 1999 within the framework of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, by UNESCO, UNU and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) after UNESCO's World Conference on Higher Education in 1998 to give continuity to and facilitate the implementation of its main decisions.

The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) hosts its secretariat and presidence. GUNi is a network currently composed of 268 members from 85 countries, which includes the UNESCO Chairs in Higher Education, higher education institutions, research centres and networks related to innovation and the social commitment of higher education. GUNi has regional offices in Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab States, and Europe and North America (USA and Canada). GUNi is one of the world leading think tanks on higher education policy and management and it is a reference institution in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in higher education.

GUNi's mission is to foster the role of higher education in society by supporting the renewal of its visions and policies around the world in terms of public service, relevance, social responsibility and innovation. GUNi promotes the exchange of resources, innovative ideas and experiences. GUNi allows for collective reflection and co-production of knowledge on higher education emerging issues.

More information can be found on GUNi’s website or by subscribing to the newsletter. Follow GUNi on Social Media: Twitter - Facebook - Vimeo -Linkedin.