Global University Leaders Forum (GULF)
The Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) is a community of top universities in the world. Currently, there are 35 members, including Yale University, Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School, Columbia University, University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London Business School, ETH Zurich, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Nankai University, INSEAD, National University of Singapore, Keio University, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Georgia Institute of Technology, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
In 2012, Nankai University was invited by Klaus Schwab to attend GULF during the World Economic Forum, becoming the 35th participating university.
International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU)
The International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU) was founded in October 2007. The Secretariat was firstly based at the Université de Montréal in Canada, and then was moved to Nankai University in 2013. The Forum brings together world-class comprehensive public universities from diverse countries, promoting a cooperation network for premiere universities. The current members include Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Université de Genève (Switzerland), Université de Montréal (Canada), Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), University of Lodz (Poland), Peking University (China), Mohammed V University in Rabat (Morocco), and other famous institutions. Nankai University joined the Forum in 2009.
Link to the IFPU Forum: http://www.fiup.umontreal.ca/en/
International Association of Universities
The International Association of Universities (IAU), founded in Nice (France) in December 1950, is a non-governmental organization (NGO) of education providers including universities and other institutions of education and scientific research. IAU is also an affiliate of UNESCO. Headquartered in Paris (France), IAU aims to promote cooperation in higher education and research and improve communication among member organizations. At present, IAU has a large number of members from more than 150 countries. By October 2012, IAU had 601 members of higher educational organizations from almost every continent. The Chinese colleges and universities which have joined IAU are Nankai University, Henan University, and Beijing Institute of Technology. Since its first participation in 1986, Nankai University has been continuously elected as a member of the IAU Council.
Link to the IAU Forum: http://www.iau-aiu.net/