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How to apply

The Global U8 (GU8) Consortium welcomes applications of new membership. Please contact the Secretariat  George Zheng, Administrator for GU8 Consortium zzy802@xmu.edu.cn 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
China

+86-592-218616

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