Who & What

The student branch of the UN Academic Impact is known as ASPIRE: Action by Students to Promote Innovation and Reform through Education.

ASPIRE is a student-driven initiative and actively embodies UNAI’s principles within student communities around the world. Operating locally within their communities, the activities of each ASPIRE group contributes to UNAI’s overall message of unity and action to address global challenges.

The United Nations Academic Impact is informed by a commitment to support and advance ten basic principles:

United Nations Academic Impact Partners are organizations of colleges and universities who endorse the principles of the Academic Impact and actively encourage their affiliated institutions of higher education to join the Academic Impact as individual members.

Academic Consortium 21 (AC21)

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

Association of Arab Universities (AARU)

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is an initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in actively supporting and contributing to the realisation of UN goals and mandates including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution.