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).
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.
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.