Worldwide Universities Network

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has been an active member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) since 2015. The WUN is a global higher education and research network of 18 universities engaged in over 90 active research initiatives, and involving more than 2,000 researchers and students on a diverse range of collaborative projects which address some of the world’s most urgent challenges. WUN supports collaborative research that is innovative and makes a difference, provides opportunities for established and emerging talent, attracts resources to sustain its world-class teams, and creates access and advantage for its members. 

WUN is strategically focused on four Global Challenge Areas: Responding to Climate Change, Understanding Cultures, Public Health: Non-Communicable Diseases, and Global Higher Education and Research. In addition, many WUN projects aim to address cross-cutting themes such as Big Data, Macroeconomics, China, and Africa. Learn more.


UMass Amherst Representatives in WUN

  • WUN Partnership Board: Katherine Newman, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 
  • WUN Academic Advisory Group: Elizabeth Chilton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
  • WUN Coordinator Group: Loren Walker, Director, Research Development
  • Global Higher Education and Research Steering Group: Joe Berger, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, College of Education
  • Understanding Cultures Steering Group: Elizabeth Chilton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
  • Responding to Climate Change Steering Group: Om Parkash, Associate Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
  • WUN Global Africa Group: Léonce Ndikumana, Professor, Department of Economics
  • WUN Economics Group: Gerald Friedman, Professor, Department of Economics 


WUN Links


For more information

You may sign up for an Office of Research and Development On Demand Workshop on the WUN, or contact:

Mary Fechner
mfechner@research.umass.edu
545-4893