Partner Profile: Academic Consortium for the 21st Century

Strategic global partnerships are fundamental to NC State’s internationalization on campus and abroad. As one of the five goals of the university, leveraging key local and global partnerships enable faculty, students and staff to engage in academic exchanges, research collaboration and experiential learning that contribute to individual growth and institutional achievement.

NC State is a member of the Academic Consortium for the 21st Century (AC21), which was established in 2002 as an international network comprised of educational, research and industrial organizations throughout the world.

Jilin University in Changchun, China hosted the AC21 International Forum on July 4-7. The forum is held every two years to develop AC21 as an effective and global network by stimulating academic exchange and scholarly cooperation. It also provides NC State an avenue to expand our internationalization efforts with priority global partners.

AC21 is firmly committed to contributing to the global knowledge sector with a vision to promote cooperation in education and research between members, the bridging between different societies in the world and the delivering of wisdom to all people to mutually understand and share values, knowledge and cultures necessary to improve quality of life and to foster co-existence beyond national and regional boundaries in the 21st century.

Learn more about the AC21.