The purpose of the NUSCT is to facilitate collaboration and benchmarking in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • academic programs
  • research
  • integration of new technologies in education
  • student and staff mobility and exchanges
  • student internships
  • internationalisation
  • governance models
  • education/research-private sector partnerships
  • financing models
  • fundraising
  • encouragement of brain circulation
  • social responsibility
  • contribution to economic development
  • accountability and transparency
  • new professional skills

To this effect the NUSCT will pursue, encourage and promote, amongst others, the following activities:

  • multilateral and bilateral agreements amongst members of the NUSCT Network
  • coordination of the ideas and actions of its members through regular exchange of information on issues of common interest
  • promotion of cooperation in the organization of periodic thematic conferences, seminars or workshops
  • design of common educational programs (e.g. joint or double degree projects, summer universities, internships…)
  • collaboration in research projects
  • encouraging and supporting mobility and exchanges of students and staff
  • academic journals