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WTUN Vision

The World Technology Universities Network is a global network of technology focussed universities. Our diverse membership is united by a commitment to the inclusive advancement of sustainable scientific and technology teaching and research; each demonstrating a commitment to truly equitable innovation for the benefit of people and place.  

 WTUN members: 

  • deliver teaching, research, and innovation with direct benefit to people and society. 
  • drive technical and social innovation and entrepreneurship. 
  • develop graduates who are global citizens and capable of being the leaders of the future. 
  • work closely with local, national, and international government, industry and other organisations, promoting inter-disciplinary cooperation and demonstrable impact. 

As we look to expand and grow our existing membership, the WTUN invites prospective members who share a commitment to the values of the Network and its members to apply for membership. We have committed as a network to focus on guiding principles of sustainability and inclusivity. The WTUN is a signatory of the SDG Accord, the University and College Sector’s collective response to the Global Goals (www.sdgaccord.org ) and the UN SDGs underpin and inform many of the Network’s priorities and activities.

All new members are subject to approval of the WTUN’s General Board, comprising of the executive leaders of existing WTUN member universities. 

WTUN History

The Network launched at the second World Technology Universities Congress on 31 August 2017.

Our objectives

  • to promote better understanding of the role and the characteristics of technology universities across the world
  • to promote mobility and global citizenship opportunities
  • to collaborate on research and knowledge transfer to address global challenges
  • to develop position and policy statements
  • to facilitate links between world technology universities and industry, NGOs and SMEs
  • to share best practice, and provide opportunities for capacity-building among member

We deliver these objectives through:

  • exchanges between member universities
  • collaborative research between member universities
  • facilitating links between world technology universities and industry, NGOs and SMEs
  • delivery of an annual Congress, hosted by a member institution around the World



To discuss joining the Network please contact the WTUN Development Manager
Denise Whitehead
Email: wtun@bradford.ac.uk

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