Founded in 2004, the Global University Alliance is a nonprofit consortium, consisting of universities and university lecturers and researchers, whose aim is to provide a platform where universities and thought leaders can interact to conduct research, comparison and explore leading practices, best practices as well as to develop missing practices.
The purpose of the Global University Alliance is to gather intellectual resources across the academic world to:
- Address research concerns and questions that span around the enterprise concept, design, functions, tasks, information handling and governance of enterprise modelling and architect disciplines.
- Develop university curriculums for both Bachelor and Master level (existing BPM, SOA, Enterprise Architecture, Sustainability, Value Management and Project Management).
- Package the academic research and findings into frameworks, methods and approaches that can be used by industry and university alike.
- Share and publish the findings either in publications or to this open standard community.
The Global University Alliance promotes a new way of thinking, working and modelling combining the much-needed connection between Enterprise Modelling e.g. strategy, business model, competencies, value, services, processes, information, applications, data, platforms, infrastructure and cloud with Enterprise Architecture e.g. Business, application, data and technology architecture. Thereby enabling all organizations to build on common leading principles to identify, create and realize the value in both the business and IT composition.
Since the start in 2004, many Universities have joined our Global University Alliance and in 2009, we decided that we needed a board that could decide on the leadership decisions around the curriculum developments, research and publications.
In 2009, the board consisted of seven universities (the first 7), and was then expanded by an additional eight members (the last 8 on the list):
- Prof. Mark von Rosing, IT University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
- Siavash Moshiri and Simon Polovina, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
- Karin Gräslund, Wiesbaden Business School, Germany
- Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München, Germany
- Glenn Stewart, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Orneita Burton, Abilene Christian University, Texas, USA
- Richard Hill, University of Derby, UK
- Leon Kappelman, University of North Texas, Texas, USA
- Venky Shankararaman, Singapore Management University, Singapore
- Dmitry Kudryavtsev, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia
- Maxim Arzumanyan, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
- Paola Lettieri, University College London, UK
- David Coloma Guerrero, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain