Global Conferences

The INU offers two prominent, annual global conferences for students from INU institutions. Instructional faculty from member institutions are invited to lead a session and attend the conference along with the students selected to represent their university. CGE hosts competitive processes within JMU for students and faculty to apply to represent the University and participate in these conference opportunities.


The International Student Seminar for Global Citizenship and Peace is an annual global student immersion program offered at Hiroshima University in Japan. The seminar is structured around the August 6 commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

The 2023 Seminar themed "Climate Emergency and Action" will take place August 1-10, 2023 in Hiroshima, Japan. To apply for a sponsored spot in the conference, please submit your application by March 20th at 3 PM EST. 

The 2022 seminar was themed: "The Age of Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Concerns." As an INU member, JMU sent two students and one faculty member to participate in the conference. Each spring we will announce the next seminar theme, dates, and application processes for JMU students and faculty.


Organized annually in Bandung, Indonesia by Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (Parahyangan Catholic University, "UNPAR"), a JMU partner institution and member of the INU, the International Student Conference brings together students from around the world for a global cross-cultural experience.

The January 2023 conference was themed: Inclusivity and Accessibility to Welfare and Sustainable Living After the Pandemic. JMU selected an instructional faculty member to present a session and attend, along with three JMU students who attended the conference. Future opportunities to apply for the 2024 conference will be posted by the CGE in early fall semester 2023.

ILGE Online

As part of the INU’s 25th anniversary celebrations in 2023, the consortium is organizing a free, online conference on Intercultural Learning for Global Engagement (ILGE). The week-long conference will take place from Monday 27th – Friday 31st March 2023 and which will showcase examples and expertise from INU member universities in the field of intercultural learning and global engagement.

Sessions will address the following areas:
1. Intercultural learning: theory, practice, and research
2. Institution-wide efforts in development of intercultural competencies
3. UN SDGs at intersection with intercultural competencies/global engagement related topics

The conference is open to all instructional and administrative faculty and leadership who have an interest in building intercultural competences for students and staff, and who would like to learn from best practices at other institutions.  We hope the conference will provide a platform across INU membership to make connections and form the basis for future collaborations.

Researcher Mobility Program

JMU faculty researchers and doctoral students are invited to apply for the Researcher Mobility Program, an initiative designed to encourage the development of international research collaborations between members of the International Network of Universities (INU).

The Researcher Mobility Program offers faculty researchers and PhD students (or equivalent) the opportunity to establish an international research collaboration with another INU member university.  The purpose of this program is to develop joint research initiatives between INU member universities and to share expertise between research centres.  Visits should be for 2-4 weeks and should form the basis for future collaboration between the two research centres.

There are 5 awards of up to $2,000 each year, which contributes towards travel and living costs to facilitate the visit.  The deadline to apply is March 21, 2023. Any JMU recipients of this award may also visit the CGE Global Initiative Grants page to apply for potential further JMU support if needed.

Seed Money Fund

The INU Seed Money Fund addresses the need for faculty/ professional services staff from INU member institutions to start a project of significance that will benefit the Network.  This open seed-funding call seeks creative ideas that support internationalization and global engagement within the INU and is open for any member of staff at an INU member institution to apply. Two rounds of funding are available: for new and expanding projects at two $3,000 awards for each.

Staff Knowledge Exchange

The INU Staff Knowledge Exchange Program aims to strengthen the links among member institutions by providing opportunities for administrative staff to visit, study, discuss, and benchmark administration and governance systems across the Network. Through these visits, both the sending and the hosting universities benefit from sharing best practices. 

If interested in the program, reach out to, to go through the consultation, application, and selection process.


For more information and consultation about how to best meet your interests through INU global opportunities for faculty and staff, please contact

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