University Secretary's Group

Universitas 21

Universitas 21 is an international network of leading research-intensive universities established in 1997.


Universitas 21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities, working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalisation.

Commonly asked questions

Below are a number of commonly asked questions from both students and staff at the University on U21.

Key contacts

Key contacts for Universitas 21 activity at the University of Edinburgh.

Opportunities for staff

The University supports staff attendance at the U21 Early Career Researchers (ECR) Workshop.

Opportunities for students

The University supports student attendance at a number of Universitas 21 events.


Students and staff who attend U21 events are required to submit a report within 1 month of returning to the University of Edinburgh, outlining their experiences of the event.

U21 news and events

The Universitas 21 Secretariat, based at the University of Birmingham, regularly circulate information about the network, including projects, events and upcoming opportunities.