Membership in the United Nations Academic Impact is open to all institutions of higher education granting degrees or their equivalent, as well as bodies whose substantive responsibilities relate to the conduct of research.

UNAI members are expected to undertake one new activity each year which actively addresses at least one of the ten basic principles of the United Nations Academic Impact.

The formal enrolment of academic institutions in the United Nations Academic Impact must be approved by their Chief Executive Officers and processed through the online enrollment form.

Enrolment applications are reviewed by the United Nations Academic Impact team which notifies applicants by email once their request for membership has been considered.  Due to the high volume of applications please allow 2 to 4 weeks for review of your application. 

Students at UNAI member institutions are encouraged to undertake activities on their campus, in classrooms and their communities.  These initiatives are known as UNAI ASPIRE activities: Action by Students to Promote Innovation and Reform through Education. ASPIRE is meant to be a student-driven initiative that is carried out on the local level and contributes to UNAI’s overall message of unity and action to address global challenges.

UNAI member list November 2018.pdf

Please note that membership in United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) in no way constitutes an endorsement by the United Nations of the member institutions, their activities or services, or their officials or other personnel.  Membership in UNAI does not entitle the member institutions to use the United Nations name and/or emblem in connection with their activities except when making factual statements that they are members of the United Nations Academic Impact.  Use of the UNAI logo in any way that is contrary to the UNAI Logo Guidelines is strictly prohibited, in particular the commercial use of the UNAI logo, and any such use will be grounds for immediate revocation of membership as well as additional legal action by the United Nations.