Our U15 members drive research excellence in Canada and around the world. As a collective of Canada’s 15 research-intensive universities, The U15 is a vital member of the international research community.

In 2014, The U15 joined the Global Network, a group of networks of research-intensive universities. The Global Network connects us to top research-intensive universities from around the world.

Our partners in the Global Network include the:

  • Association of American Universities (AAU);
  • Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU);
  • German U15;
  • Group of Eight (Go8) Australia;
  • Hong Kong 3;
  • League of European Research Universities (LERU);
  • RU11 (Japan); and
  • Russell Group (UK).

As a member of the Global Network, The U15 has committed to advancing the interests of university research on the world stage. The U15 has joined its Global Network partners as a signatory of: