Mission, values and objectives

GUNi's mission is to foster the role of higher education in society by supporting the renewal of its visions and policies around the world in terms of public service, relevance, social responsibility and innovation.
GUNi promotes the exchange of resources, innovative ideas and experiences. GUNi allows for collective reflection and co-production of knowledge on higher education emerging issues.


  1. Defense and promotion of education, culture and science as decisive tools for human and social progress
  2. Sustainable development
  3. International cooperation, multilateralism and democratization of education and science
  4. University autonomy and academic freedom
  5. Responsibility and social commitment of higher education institutions
  6. Promotion of the diversity of higher education institutions
  7. Equity, equal opportunities and the defense of human rights
  8. Multidisciplinarity


  1. Promote the knowledge society by strengthening higher education systems and institutions for the sake of progress, culture and well-being
  2. Support institutions and governments around the world for the advancement of higher education, scientific research and innovation
  3. Promote the development of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals within higher education systems and institutions around the world
  4. Encourage academic and scientific diplomacy to promote multilateralism and international cooperation


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

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government