Global Networks

UC Berkeley is part of several international networks which enable Berkeley to further its global reach. The following institutional networks are supported centrally by the Chancellor and/or Senior International Officer, with support from the Global Engagement Office. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to leverage UC Berkeley's involvement in these networks for reserach partnerships, exchange opportunities, benchmarking, and other opportunities. (Please note there are other global networks managed by their respective subject areas - this is not a comprehensive list of all UC Berkeley memberships)

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Current networks:

International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), is just one example of a valuable network UC Berkeley participates in to further its global reach. Established in 2006, the IARU is a network of network of eleven international research-intensive universities from nine countries. The eleven members share similar values, a global vision, and a commitment to educating future world leaders. Central to these values is the importance of academic diversity and international collaboration as reflected in IARU's principles. 

In addition to UC Berkeley, participating universities include: Australian National UniversityETH ZurichNational University of SingaporePeking UniversityUniversity of CambridgeUniversity of Cape TownUniversity of CopenhagenUniversity of Oxford, the University of Tokyo and Yale University.

The IARU facilitates its vision through three primary initiatives:

  1. To address the major challenges of our time, such as its Sustainability Initiative
  2. To add value by providing opportunities to students and staff that would not arise otherwise
  3. To promote institutional joint working

Resources include global education initiatives for studentsinstitutional joint working groups and staff exchanges, research collaborations, and more.

The Global Engagement Office is responsible for facilitating the IARU partnership and raising awareness of its resources at UC Berkeley. View a list of current UC Berkeley campus contacts for IARU and its institutional working groups here (CalNet ID required).

APLU Commission on International Initiatives (CII)

The CII works by identifying critical issues, gathering information, and creating opportunities for members to discuss challenges and share knowledge with one another. The CII serves as an advisory body to APLU and is integrally involved with all APLU discussions about comprehensive internationalization. Through its International Advocacy Coordinating Committee (IACC), members develop and lead the advocacy agenda on Capitol Hill on international issues of interest to public universities. The CII is composed of senior international officers and other individuals who work on internationalization efforts at APLU-member institutions.

Past networks:

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) (through 2023)

U7+ (through 2022)

Connecting UC Berkeley to the World