USTM becomes the member of Association of
Commonwealth Universities, UK
University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) has become
the member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UK on May 25,
2016. By this USTM has achieved another height in the mission to provide quality
higher education by exposing and providing its students a global platform. The
ACU represents 535 universities from 37 Commonwealth countries. It is the
world's first and oldest international university network, established in 1913.
Being one of the members of ACU, USTM will not only get the global visibility
but also can access various benefits in different fields of higher education.
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. After receiving
the confirmation of membership of ACU forwarded by Ms Ashling Haslehurst,
Membership Services, on behalf of Prof John Wood, Secretary General, ACU London,
UK, the whole USTM community celebrated for this achievement. USTM is already a
member of Association of Indian Universities, (AIU).
The ACU network brings together some of the oldest, best known and highly ranked
universities in the world with some of the newest and most innovative. USTM has
already collaboration with some of the reputed universities of the country and
the world. As a member of ACU, the USTM can connect with more stakeholders
working in key areas of university activity, inviting them to share their
experiences, explore ideas and discover potential avenues for collaboration.
With this membership, USTM can accelerate the process of creating a breadth of
relevant partnerships across campus in research knowledge and information,
internationalization, community engagement and human resource management.
The students and faculty members of USTM can avail various grants and fellowship
provided by ACU to increase staff and student mobility and building capacity of
universities worldwide. Being the member, USTM would get the opportunity to
compare their key management processes with a range of universities worldwide
through undertaking a series of activities including research management.