The U21 International Group was first established in 2006 and has gone through a series of changes to reach its present form, currently under the convenorship of Fiona Docherty, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International, UNSW Australia.
Membership of the group is predominantly Directors of International Relations, Vice-Presidents of International Affairs, Directors of International Strategy or equivalent.
The group’s goals are:
- to share best practice and exchange ideas, strategies and policies on innovative approaches to internationalisation for the benefit of U21 institutions and the wider academic and educational community;
- to identify and develop a range of strategically important benchmarking and evaluation studies and projects of benefit to all participating universities;
- to seek to increase the provision of student events under the Universitas 21 banner, particularly focusing on Summer Schools and Undergraduate Research Conferences;
- to look to collaborate on promoting the Universitas 21 brand through presenting joint papers, holding joint events and utilising the opportunities offered at international conferences.