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About Global Higher Education and Research (GHEAR)

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a leading global higher education and research network made up of 20 universities, spanning 11 countries on five continents. Together we work to drive international research collaboration and address issues of global significance.
WUN is the most active global higher education and research network with 90 active research initiatives, engaging over 2,000 researchers and students collaborating on a diverse range of projects. These initiatives are committed to addressing some of the world’s most urgent challenges and are supported by prolific partners such as the United Nations Foundation, World Bank, OECD and World Health Organization.
We focus our research on four globally significant themes that drive our programmes and ignite our teamwork:


Non-Academic Position, Worldwide University Network

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Responding to Climate Change Public Health (Non-Communicable Disease) Global Higher Education and Research Understanding Cultures.

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Contact Information

Please contact Shane Hammond
alternatively, contact Shamo Thar,

Universities 2030: Learning from the Past to Anticipate the Future (9)

In 2013, WUN commissioned reports that would help shape university leaders' thinking on the future of higher education. Professor Adam Nelson from the University of Wisconsin-Madison convened a group of leading historians from around the world to consider how universities in the past had responded to major periods of change. The report, produced with significant assistance from Nick Strohl, identifies key moments in the internationalization of higher education: moments when universities responded to new historical circumstances by reorienting their relationship with the broader world. Each chapter is available for individual download as is the entire report.