The Academic Union is an international academic association of over 200 University Chancellors, Scientists and Researchers. The committees and the Union as a whole pursue the ideals of Academic Excellence, Innovation and Accessibility and are committed to disseminating these core values through its worldwide community.The primary aim of the Union is to consolidate the efforts of scientists, educators, industrialists, and manufacturers on science, education and business integration and development in the XXIst century.
Leaders of higher education, institutions, colleges, researchers, scientists, teachers, and representatives of higher education and business structures can join the Academic Union, regardless of ethnic or religious backgrounds. In addition, educational organizations and institutions can join the Academic Union as associate members.
The Academic Union members are invited to attend the annual Union gathering - Summit of Leaders, which is traditionally held in Oxford since 2000, as well as other activities of the Union’s partners to share experiences, discuss new research and gain support from each other.
Dear members, colleagues and friends,
It is with great honour that I have accepted the position of President of the Academic Union.
I am delighted to be joining the Academic Union at a very exciting time; full of ambitious projects, expansions, and no doubts, challenges.
I am committed to provide support in order for these projects to be successfully completed.
In particular I’m thinking of the plans to have a new Academic Lounge in 2016; at the plans to increase the members of the Speakers Bureau and the project in which I strongly believe which will look into expanding the influence of our network of Universities to promote student exchange and the exchange of academic resources.
Part of the activities undertaken for the past 25 years by the European Medical Association, of which I am founder and President, are to research and promote all resources available at national and international level.
Of course the Academic Union is amongst those valued resources.
The programs and objectives presented by the AU are broad and stimulating, facing the increasing needs of a rapidly evolving multicultural and multi-ethnic society.
Being able to actively contribute to the realisation of the projects that AU suggests becomes for me a professional as well as a personal commitment which, however, will need everyone’s effort, support and continuous enthusiasm to overcome any upcoming challenges in order to achieve our much wanted results. I look forward to working with you all.
The Academic Union mission is integration and coordination of the educational institutions, scientific research institutes and business structures to enhance and improve educational research, educational and cultural activities, and to provide scientific ideas and inventions implementation.
Its vision is to support the endeavours of its members, for the innovative projects and programmes, as well as raise interest and funding for such projects.
Members are joined to actively participate in the following international projects:
Academic Visits to Oxford: meeting with Academic Union representatives, organizing of presentations, meetings and events. Private excursions
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