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WUN Workshops and AGM, 3 - 5 May 2017

2 February 2017

The WUN Workshops and AGM 2017 - a flagship of our annual calendar - will be held from 3-5 May 2017 in New York City. This is a particularly important AGM for the Worldwide Universities Network. 

The WUN have recently launched a fundamental review of the Network to transition them from our 2014-17 to 2017-20 strategic plans. Meetings in New York will distill the input from all groups to form a fit-for-purpose strategic plan that carries WUN into the next decade. This is an opportunity to facilitate a focused discussion within and among all the groups represented in WUN.

Side meeting opportunities

The WUN will also take advantage of being in New York City, home of the United Nations General Assembly, many major funding agencies and civil society organisations.  They have invited senior representatives from the UN and funding agencies to the Presidents Forum. 

Several universities have also indicated that they will hold associated events, such as alumni receptions and fundraising meetings, as part of their visit to New York.

Workshops

Allied academic workshops in Global Higher Education and Research (1-2 May), Heritage (30 April-1 May) and Data (1-2 May) are organised at member university UMass Amherst and the SUNY Global Center in New York. The in-FLAME annual workshop will be held 3-5 May at the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in New York. 

The WUN encourages a high level of participation from the Partnership Board, Global Challenge steering Groups members, our Academic Advisory Group, Coordinators, and leading researchers at the AGM events in New York City.  This will maximize the impact of AGM 2017, build critical teamwork across the network, spark new international funding and research collaborations, and lay the groundwork for our next three-year strategic plan.

Further information

University of Bristol's WUN Co-ordinator is Dr Susan Jim

Further informatin can be viewed on the WUN Central Website