University Global Partnership Network
The Universidade de Sao Paulo, North Carolina State University and the University of Surrey are the founding members of the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN).
In 2015, the University of Wollongong in Australia became the fourth member of the network.
Through the UGPN, the four universities are developing joint research activities as well as providing opportunities for students to undertake study or research placements at the partner universities
Mission and impact of the UGPN
The mission of the UGPN is to develop sustainable world-class research, education and knowledge transfer through an active international network of selected universities collaborating in research, learning and teaching to benefit our global society.
The depth and breadth of the relationship between UGPN members has continued to expand during 2014 resulting in a range of new opportunities across academic disciplines including contributing to our One Health agenda.
To date, the UGPN has achieved:
- A five-fold increase in undergraduate and postgraduate student and staff mobility between the partners
- Joint research in a range of areas, including sleep, climate change, global public health, and translation resulting in more than 22 research outputs in high-impact journals – 14 of which were published in 2014
- Applications for collaborative research bids with a value of over one and a half million pounds