Terms and Conditions

Who can be a GUNi Member?

Requirements by type of membership

Institutional members

The following institutions can apply for GUNi membership:

  • The UNESCO Chairs in higher education.
  • Higher education institutions.
  • Research Centres in higher education.
  • Networks related to higher education.
  • Other UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks established within the UNESCO / UNITWIN program.

The following requirements must be accomplished by GUNi members:

  • The institution must be legally established, recognized or accredited by the competent authorities.
  • The applicant entity must have juridical entity.
  • The activity of the institution must be related to higher education.
  • The institution is not listed as unaccredited school, scam school or degree supplier or it is not considered illegal, unlawful, unacceptable, fraudulent or substandard according to the competent authorities.
  • The institution must be older than 8 years old (with the exception of UNESCO Chairs established by UNESCO).

Other considerations:

GUNi can only accept one member per higher education institution.  It can be an institutional membership or a chair, faculty, research centre, etc. But, in any case, cannot be accepted more than one entity with the same juridical entity.

Associated institutions

Some entities may establish ties of cooperation, because they share ideas and issues with the GUNi Network.

The following institutions can apply as GUNi associated institutions:

  • Foundations, NGOs and civil society organizations related to higher education.
  • Other institutions linked to GUNi Network: Organizations that are not strictly linked to higher education but who share values, ideals and interests and / or areas of work with GUNi wishing to establish links and collaboration. For example:
    • Institutions linked to UNESCO, the UNU or the United Nations.
    • Institutions working on development issues, sustainability, values and human rights and social change.

The following requirements must be accomplished by GUNi kindred entities:

  • The institution must be legally established, recognized or accredited by the competent authorities and according to its nature.
  • The applicant entity must have juridical entity.
  • The institution must be older than 5 years old.

Individual affiliates

People who play an important role in GUNi Network activity and that, ultimately, end up forming a true community of essential knowledge for the proper functioning of the network.

The following persons can be considering as GUNi individuals members:

GUNi Teammates: 
  • Authors of Reports or other GUNi publications.
  • People who are part of a scientific committee or advisory committee.
  • Knowledge community affiliates with a specific role.
Honorary members:

Individuals who have developed an important role in the network during a specific period of time. For example, former president of GUNi, UNU and UNESCO former representatives, former members of the executive committee, etc.

The following requirements must be accomplished by individual members:

The appointment of individual memberships must be on the recommendation of the GUNi Secretariat or founding members, upon presentation of a completed professional profile, including the relationship with GUNI activities.

Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona