Global and International Associations and Networks
We are proud to belong to prestigious global, international, and regional associations and networks that advance UC Davis' mission while connecting students, faculty, and staff with resources, opportunities, and mutually-beneficial partnerships and collaborations. Please note: below includes some but not all UC Davis associations and networks.
Institutional Associations and Networks
- Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
"As the only network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. We bring together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century."
- Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
"The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The association's membership consists of 246 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations."
- Institute of International Education (IIE)
"Established in 1919 with the founding premise that international exchange could make the world a more interconnected place, the Institute of International Education has championed international education and pioneered new models of collaboration across institutions of higher education with a worldwide reach."
UC Davis Global Affairs Chief Honored with IIE’s Inaugural SIO Award
The award, which was presented to Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs Joanna Regulska in Washington, D.C. by IIE President and CEO Allan E. Goodman, is reserved for Senior International Officers (SIOs) showing leadership across the spectrum of international education, while developing cohesive strategies, driving innovation, advancing impact, and fostering relationships.
- Society for International Development - Washington Chapter
"SID-Washington is the largest and most active chapter of the Society for International Development (SID), an international network founded in 1957 to serve as a global forum dedicated to sustainable economic, social and political development."
- Talloires Network
"The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. We work together to implement the recommendations of the Talloires Declaration and build a global movement of engaged universities."
- Universitas 21 Network (U21)
"Universitas 21 empowers students and staff from 27 world-class universities to share excellence, collaborate across borders and nurture international knowledge exchange. We value cultural difference, connect together perspectives from around the world, and harness the collective expertise of our exceptional institutions to benefit all of our members."
U21 Network Opportunities at UC Davis
As a member of U21, UC Davis gains new global working relationships, opportunities to participate in educational and research initiatives, and resources for best practices and data. For UC Davis community members, the network offers opportunities for international study and internships as well as research workshops, research collaboration, and funding.
- United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
"The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is an initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution."
- United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN)
"The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement."
- As a part of the UN SDSN, UC Davis also belongs to the SDG Academy’s University Partnership Program
- University Global Coalition
"The idea behind the University Global Coalition is to form a global platform of universities and other higher education organizations committed to working together and in partnership with the United Nations (through UNITAR), SDSN, and other relevant organizations, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals both locally and globally through our education, research, and service missions."
New Opportunities Open as UC Davis Joins UN Networks
All 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals—which aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all—are being addressed worldwide by UC Davis experts. In joining the UNAI and UN SDSN, UC Davis will have more opportunities for matching expertise and interest with funding, partnerships and collaborations.
Individual Associations and Networks
- Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
"AIEA brings together international education leaders into dialogue with each other, their counterparts around the world, organizations that promote international education, and organizations concerned with the shaping and management of international higher education."
- Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE)
"The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) aims to encourage greater cooperation between institutions, to enrich and support international programs, activities and exchanges, and to promote the value of international education across the region and beyond."
"Diversity Abroad’s mission is to create equitable access to the benefits of global education by empowering educators, engaging stakeholders, and connecting diverse students to resources and opportunity."
"Founded in 1989, the European Association for International Education (EAIE) is the acknowledged European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalization of higher education."
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators
"With more than 10,000 members worldwide, NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the leading organization committed to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that build global citizens with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today's interconnected world."
"The Forum on Education Abroad develops and disseminates comprehensive standards of good practice, resources and training, advocates for education abroad and its value, and engages the field in critical dialogue to benefit students."
UC Davis Global Affairs Committees
- Global Education for All Steering Committee
To guide further development and implementation of the Global Education for All initiative, Global Affairs has convened a campuswide Steering Committee whose members engage with each school and college, as well as the student body, Academic Senate, Academic Federation, Staff Assembly, and other key units supporting student life and learning.
Global Strategy Advisory Committee
The UC Davis Campus Global Strategy Advisory Committee engages in high-level strategic and policy-related conversations to coordinate, elevate, and shape the directions that global engagement is taking at UC Davis.
More Information and Resources
UC Davis is actively engaged in partnering with peer universities, research institutions and government agencies across the globe in order to facilitate a wide variety of intellectual interactions and exchanges.
Global Affairs hosts meetings with hundreds of visitors and delegations a year, welcoming senior international delegations to visit the UC Davis and setting up meetings to explore future partnerships.
About UC Davis Global Affairs
Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 10,000 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty learning and researching globally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world's most pressing challenges through more than 150 global partnerships.
Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.