About the network

15 unions worldwide have now signed an international agreement on defending education and employment standards in the context of global marketisation. Together, these unions represent more than half a million tertiary education workers around the world.

The deepening global recession and the cutting back of public provision will only give greater encouragement to a burgeoning private sector, making the international agreement only more relevant and important.

We are now turning this community of over 500,000 academics into something tangible.

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Further developments in U21G as Manipal takes control

The NTEU in Australia have drawn our attention to the latest developments in the troubled online learning Joint Venture U21Global. According to a report in The Australian, the Indian education company has now taken a controlling 75% share in the joint venture as U21Global is restructured with only ten universities from the Universitas 21 Group [...]

U21 Global: Will UK Universities rethink in wake of Melbourne’s withdrawal?

Thanks to the CAUT for posting the news that Melbourne University has decided to stop funding the U21 Joint Venture. This comes on the back of another poor year for the struggling enterprise.  Back in October, the Times Higher Education Magazine reported on UCU’s concerns about Universities investing in the [...]

Another blow to U21 Global

Universitas 21, the international consortium of universities that launched a for-profit on-line program in 2001, is reassessing its future after another institution has left.

This week, the University of Melbourne announced it would stop funding the troubled U21 Global virtual operation after yet another year of lackluster performance.

In response, Universitas 21 announced it was [...]