The Association of American Universities is a nonprofit association of 59 U.S. and two Canadian preeminent public and private research universities. Founded in 1900, the AAU focuses on national and institutional issues that are important to research-intensive universities, including funding for research, research and education policy, and graduate and undergraduate education.
Universitas 21 is an active network of internationally competitive research and teaching universities that work together to expand their global reach and advance their plans for internationalization. Universitas 21 has developed a model for a new kind of university network: a small, well-organized and highly effective association of kindred universities that helps its members establish operational links around the world.
BCI is a permanent forum for dialogue and the exchange of ideas where administrators can share their experiences in order to improve the overall efficiency of Quebec’s higher education system. To encourage discussion and give solid support to the exchanges that take place between its members, BCI conducts research on a variety of topics on a routine basis.
The AUF is a worldwide higher education and research association, and has been La Francophonie’s operating agency for higher education and research since 1989. It aims to establish a French-language international academic community that produces and transmits knowledge, and operates from its head office and central services located in Montreal and Paris. It has 739 member institutions in 94 countries.
This U.N. initiative brings together postsecondary institutions from around the world, under the banner of ten guiding principles including literacy, sustainability and human rights.
United Nations Academic Impact website
Founded in 1911, Universities Canada represents 95 Canadian institutions, and strives to facilitate the development of public policy on higher education through communication and cooperation between universities, governments and the private sector.
Universities Canada website
Established in 1913, the Association of Commonwealth Universities represents more than 480 universities from over 50 countries across the Commonwealth of Nations.
Association of Commonwealth Universities website
An organization unique in Canada, the Canadian Bureau for International Education promotes the interest of the 'international learner', both foreign nationals studying in the country and Canadian students studying abroad.
Canadian Bureau for International Education website
Global University Leaders Forum (GULF)
Created by the World Economic Forum in 2006, the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) is a community of the presidents of the top 25 universities in the world, offering them a non-competitive platform for high-level dialogue on higher education and research.
Global University Leaders Forum members
U15 | Group of Canadian Research Universities
The U15 works as a collective to advance university research as a key driver of the social, intellectual and economic innovations that will maintain a thriving society and best position Canada to lead on the world stage.