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How to apply

The Global U8 (GU8) Consortium welcomes applications of new membership. Please contact the Secretariat Martine Currie, Administrator for GU8 Consortium for further information on the criteria and procedures.

Benefits of membership:

  • Be a member of a community of universities from around the world.
  • Expand and upgrade international relationships to a multilateral level beyond the limitations of bilateral cooperation.
  • Access academic information and programmes provided by members.
  • Increase opportunities for student and faculty exchanges with other member universities.
  • Build a network among international scholars and researchers in different countries to enhance possibilities of international collaboration.
  • Utilise the consortium to strengthen expertise and experience, and benefit from the cooperation and collaboration with other member universities.

Criteria for candidates:

  • Be open to and supportive of the needs and significance of multinational/ multilateral cooperation between global institutions of higher education.
  • Be located within or near a port city of which location will bring diversity and balance to the Consortium.
  • Provide education and/or research programmes in at least two of the four strategic areas of the GU8 Consortium: Global Logistics, Business Administration, Marine Affairs, Renewable Energy and Advanced Technologies.
  • Be willing to explore collaborative relationships and implement exchange/ cooperation programmes with other members from various cultures.

New entry applications will be compiled and submitted to the Council of Presidents, the prime decision-making board of the GU8, for review and approval.

Get in touch

Global U8 Consortium
Xiamen University
422 South Siming Road, Xiamen 361005


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