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Universitas 21 is an international network of leading research-intensive universities, "designed to enrich the educational, research and scholarly functions of the member institutions, to strengthen their capacity to operate internationally and to enhance their international recognition and standing."
Founded in 1997, Universitas 21 currently has 17 member universities in 10 different countries. Collectively, its universities have 500,000 students, employ around 40,000 academics and researchers and have over 2 million alumni. In 2004, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg in Germany discontinued its membership in the network. Korea University in South Korea joined the network in 2005.
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