International Network of Universities
|Headquarters||James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, US|
The International Network of Universities (INU) is a member organisation which comprises 11 universities from 9 different countries spanning 5 continents. The internationalization of members is advanced through student and staff mobility, research collaboration and co-operation in university management. Members must have a strong commitment to internationalisation, innovative teaching and learning methods and research. New members can only be admitted according to INU criteria and procedures. Member universities are based in Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, Italy, South Africa and the US.
The mission of the International Network of Universities is to advance the internationalization of INU member institutions through co-operation in university management, research collaboration and student and staff mobility. It allows member universities to provide a richer array of international activities and allows members to share good practice. The INU has endorsed the theme of global citizenship as a common element across the teaching and research of its member universities.
Members of the INU have a strong commitment to internationalization, innovative teaching and learning methods and research. Another core value is to interact with the community in both local and global contexts and the adherence to the concept of students being educated to act and to think globally irrespective of their discipline of study, and be given the tools to play an active role in creating and maintaining a more humane and sustainable world
The council is the supreme decision-making body for the network. However, for day-to-day running the council elects an executive committee which is aided by the secretariat.
The INU is governed by a council on which each network member has a seat. Each member is entitled to one vote per institution on proposals presented. Membership on the council is institutional. The council is chaired by the INU president. The presidency of the network is currently held by James Madison University. The council meets bi-annually, and meetings are hosted in rotation amongst the network members.
The administration and coordination of INU activities are handled by the INU secretariat. The secretariat follows the presidency of the network, hence it is currently located at James Madison University, Virginia, US.
|University||Location||Year of foundation|
|Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University||South Africa||2005/1882|
|James Madison University||United States of America||1908|
|Kyung Hee University||South Korea||1949|
|Malmö University College||Sweden||1998|
|Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University||Japan||2000|
|Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore||Italy||1921|
|Universitas Katolik Parahyangan||Indonesia||1955|
|Universitat Rovira i Virgili||Spain||1991|