University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Mark Scott said joining U21 reflected the institution’s deep commitment to global engagement.
“We are delighted to join this international network of leading universities,” said Professor Scott.
“The University of Sydney has a long history of working with partners around the world. As we seek to further strengthen our global engagement activities, the U21 Network will provide rich opportunities for teaching and research collaboration.
“By sharing ideas, resources, and bringing people together, we can find new ways to address the challenges facing the higher education sector and solve the world’s most pressing problems.”
U21 President Professor Tan Eng Chye said the University of Sydney is ideally placed to work with U21 in promoting the internationalization of higher education.
“We are delighted to welcome the University of Sydney to our network of world-class, research-intensive universities,” he said.
“The University of Sydney is already doing great work with partners around the world. The University has the largest student exchange and study abroad program in Australia. Its success in addressing key global issues is evidenced by its second place finish in the latest THE Impact rankings, which assess universities against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“The University of Sydney will bring a wealth of knowledge, ideas and experience to the network and we look forward to working together.”