U21 Researcher Mobility Programs

Universitas 21 (U21) is an international network of 27 leading research-intensive universities in seventeen countries.  The network's purpose is to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between the member universities and to create opportunities for them on a scale that none of them would be able to achieve operating independently or through traditional bilateral alliances.

The network offers a number of opportunities designed specifically for Early Career Researchers and Postgraduate Research Students including:

U21 Early Career Researcher Workshops

The Universitas 21 Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshops are designed to enable ECRs at U21 universities to develop an international network of colleagues while expanding their skill set and understanding of research career development in their field.

About the U21 ECR Workshops

The workshop series provides a mechanism to encourage researchers across the U21 network to make links with researchers at other member institutions, share good practice, and benchmark activity essential for the career development of ECRs, as well as increase cross-network research collaboration and increase staff mobility.

U21 ECRWorkshop

Each workshop has an overall theme chosen to ensure that participants share a common, multi-disciplinary focus on an important global research issue.

UNSW was pleased to host the inaugural Workshop in May 2011 in collaboration with the Universities of Queensland, Melbourne and Auckland. 

2011 'Energy & Environmental Sustainability' held at the University of New South Wales.

2011 'Healthy Living' held at the University of Birmingham, UK.

2012 'Ecological Urban Design' held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

2013 'Innovative Technologies: From Research to Impact on Society' to be held at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.

The internal selection process will commence in March via the Associate Dean of Research in each Faculty and will be administered by the Division of Research.

For further information please visit the U21 website.

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U21 Higher Degree Researcher Conferences

A major objective of universities across the U21 network is to ensure that postgraduate research students appreciate the value of, and are able to take advantage of the opportunities which are available in belonging to rich intellectual communities in which a diverse array of research is being carried out. The U21 Higher Degree Researcher Conference series has been designed to enable this objective.

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U21 Program in Global Ethics and Integrity Module (GREIM)

The program is a joint project of members from Universitas 21. The module is self-paced, and is available free to all staff and research candidates enrolled at the UNSW.

The module consists of a series of case studies allowing participants to reflect upon 'best practice', as well as the responsibilities of student researchers, supervisors, universities, other institutions and government.

For research candidates it is recommended that issues raised throughout the course are discussed with supervisors, particularly if they are relevant to the candidate's own research. Candidates will deepen their understanding of how complex ethical issues can be, and will develop an ethical framework of intellectual honesty, respect for others, justice, human rights, beneficence and risk minimisation.

Research staff and candidates can access the Global Ethics and Integrity Module (GREIM) by logging into myUNSW.

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