A powerful collaboration

Partnering for progress

The University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) sets out to create a foundation for international collaboration enabling academics and students from some of the world’s top universities to work together on issues of global importance.

Researchers conducting an experiment

UGPN Research & Collaboration

The research fund has been instrumental in catalysing researcher interactions across the UGPN and has funded 64 projects including 18 trilateral and 6 quadrilateral projects representing an investment in excess of US$1.5 million.

A Global Centre for Clean Air Research

Researchers developed a methodology for integration of local urban scale pollution data into global/regional scale models of pollution hotspots, health impacts, low-cost pollution sensors and human exposure.

Resilience and diversity in early childhood development

Key researchers across the UGPN network teamed up to develop and co-ordinate studies on early childhood development with the specific aim to build the foundation for a quadrilateral cohort study in due course.

Genes and Behaviour: circadian rhythmicity and sleep

This project brought together scientists across the UGPN network with interests in different sub-disciplines related to genes and behaviour to exchange experience, insights, and experimental tools.

Flexible Functional Nano-Carbon Electrodes for Energy Devices

Investigators from three UGPN partner universities are working together to discover new sources of energy for wearable applications and devices.

Our Partners

The UGPN facilitates the meeting of minds of international academics who collaborate on research, learning and teaching; and whose shared research expertise enables innovative solutions to issues of global importance.
Dr. Warwick Arden
Vice-Chancellor and Provost
NC State University
Professor Vahan Agopyan
University of São Paulo
Professor G Q Max Lu
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Surrey
Professor Patricia M. Davidson
Vice-Chancellor and Principal
University of Wollongong
Dr. Bailian Li
Senior Vice Provost
(Global Engagement)
NC State University
Professor Valmor Tricoli
(International Cooperation)
University of São Paulo
Patrick Degg
(External Engagement)
University of Surrey
Professor Jennifer Martin
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Research & Innovation)
University of Wollongong