USR Network


Formation of the USR Network is based on the belief that universities have the commitment of working together with the community members to address the economic, social, cultural and environmental challenges in the world and to find solutions so as to make our world more just, inclusive, peaceful and sustainable.

Further to the Second Summit on University Social Responsibility organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in November 2014 in Hong Kong, it was agreed among the participating universities that a network for advancing university social responsibility (USR) shall be formed. Consequently, the University Social Responsibility Network (USR Network/USRN) was inaugurated on 9 October 2015 in Hong Kong. It places emphasis on collaboration, coalition and networking among members and with other networks and alliances.

Latest events:

Watch online!   USRN Webinar Series #3: Engaged Research in Kyoto University: Global, Regional and Local Experiences

In this webinar, Kyoto University aims to share some of their research project activities conducted in several faculties and departments and developed to be applied for the good of people and contribution toward the realization of harmonious coexistence in the global society.

Member Universities: 

  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
  • Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Beijing Normal University, China
  • Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, U.K.
  • Kyoto University, Japan
  • Peking University, China
  • Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Sichuan University, China
  • Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • The University of Manchester, U.K.
  • Tufts University, U.S.A.
  • University of Haifa, Israel
  • University of Iceland, Iceland 
  • University of New South Wales, Australia
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.A.
  • Yonsei University, Korea