Matariki Network of Universities

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The Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) is an international group of universities that focuses on strong links between research and undergraduate teaching.[1] Each member is leading international best practice in research and education based on long academic traditions.[2] The MNU was established in 2010 to enable universities to enhance diversity, to share ideas and expertise, and to learn international best practice from each other, recognising the shared commitment to an ethos of excellence in research, scholarship and rounded education.[3]

Name and research activities[edit]

Matariki in the Māori language designates the Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters. It reflects seven founding member universities in the MNU.[4]

Potential activities for the newly formed network include:[5]

  • enhanced student exchange
  • joint postgraduate programmes
  • social-responsibility projects
  • research collaboration
  • conferences and workshops on topics of mutual interest
  • visiting fellowships
  • faculty and staff exchange and secondments
  • benchmarking and sharing of best practice
  • cultural and sporting activities

Universities[edit]

As of September 2010 the founding members of the Matariki Network of Universities are:[6]

Members Country Year Established[5] World Rank by THE-WUR, 2021[7] World Rank by ARWU, 2020[8] World Rank by QS, 2021[9]
Dartmouth College United States United States 1769 101st 201-300th 203rd
Durham University United Kingdom United Kingdom 1832 252-300th 201-300th 86th
Queen's University Canada Canada 1841 251-300th 201-300th 246th
University of Otago New Zealand New Zealand 1869 201-250th 301-400th 184th
University of Tübingen Germany Germany 1477 78th 151-200th 175th
University of Western Australia Australia Australia 1911 139th 85th 92nd
Uppsala University Sweden Sweden 1477 111st 77th 124th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The International Office". Durham University. Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Minutes of the University Executive Committee" (PDF). Durham University. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Welcome to the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU)". MNU. Retrieved 28 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "The Name". The Matariki Network of Universities. Retrieved 28 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Queen's joins new international network". Queen's University. 17 May 2010. Archived from the original on 26 May 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Members of the Matariki Network of Universities". The Matariki Network of Universities. Retrieved 28 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "The World University Rankings 2021". Times Higher Education. 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2020". ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2021". QS World University Rankings. QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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