Framework for Exchanges and Joint Research Meetings
The 2018/19 WTUN budget year allows for 25 exchanges to a maximum individual exchange cost of £1,200 GBP.
These exchanges will provide opportunities for member institutions to explore or conduct other activities stated in the MOU included, but not limited to:
- collaborative research between member universities;
- capacity-building, including collaborative teaching initiatives among member universities;
- developing position and policy statements;
- facilitating links between world technology universities and industry, NGOs and SMEs;
The exchanges or joint research meetings must support the vision and purpose of WTUN as set out in the memorandum of understanding.
WTUN encourages applications that have the potential to contribute to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals identified by members as key areas for WTUN activity. These are:
- Good Health and Wellbeing
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Clean Water and Sanitation
In addition we encourage applications which seek to address the challenges around Gender Equality and Higher Education.
At least 50% of the applications approved should contribute to our focus on the identified UN SDG’s or on Gender Equality.
Exchanges can be between Professional and Operational colleagues as well as Researchers and Academics.
The applications will be considered for approval by the operational board (OB) chair and a select number of operational board representatives.
All proposals will be scored against the Exchanges Assessment criteria.
The following process outlines how to apply and conduct an exchange or joint research meeting: