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Durham University

Global Durham

Matariki Network of Universities (MNU)

Matariki delegates at University of Western Australia

Matariki Network of Universities (MNU)

The Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) is a select international alliance of seven leading research led universities who share a commitment to excellence in research, scholarship and rounded education. The network was formed in 2010 between Dartmouth College, USA; Queen's University, Canada; UWA, Australia; University of Otago, New Zealand; University of Tubingen, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; and Durham.

MNU Global Citizenship Forum

The MNU Global Citizenship Forum is held annually and supports the wider Global Citizenship Programme by providing a regular structured space for interaction and exchange between students and faculty working on global citizenship initiatives around the network. The first Forum was hosted by Otago University, 30 July – 2 August 2018, on the theme of Community Engagement. The second Global Citizenship Forum will be hosted by Durham University 8 – 10 July 2019 at St John’s College, on the theme of Empowering Learners, followed by a one day conference on the same theme on 11 July open to the public. Full programme to follow soon.

Do you have an interest in Global Citizenship and would like to represent Durham at the Forum in July? Applications are now open. Whether you take an active part in your JCR or MCR or a College society, are a DSU or course representative, or generally interested in the role of students taking an active part in shaping their education and student experience, you are warmly invited to apply. Full accommodation and subsistence costs throughout the Forum will be covered by the University. To apply please send a completed application form (see below) and a CV to by 30th April 2019.

Further information on Global Citizenship activites within MNU is available on


Funding Opportunities

Teach @ Tübingen Programme

The University of Tübingen’s Institutional Strategy provides financial support for expanding teaching offers in English and for the promotion of teaching competences of young post-docs or PhD students at an advanced stage of their studies. This call for applications is especially focused on strategic partner universities in the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). Tübingen welcomes applications from MNU advanced PhD students or young post-docs who would like to expand their teaching experience and individual research horizons with a working stay in Germany under the Teach-at-Tübingen (T@T) Programme.

Candidates are asked to teach classes (in English) for at least two hours per week, in addition to conducting research with a supervisor at Tübingen. The length of stay is 1-2 semesters.

The placements are funded with a rate of €1853 per month for post-docs and €1468 per month for PhD students, as well as up to €1000 for travel expenses.

Please see the Tübingen website for full details of the application procedure.

Teach@Tübingen Fellowship Coordinator: Angelina Linnemann - – Phone: +49 7071/76456