GW Joins Prestigious Association of American Universities

June 1, 2023

Overview of the work that won GW membership in the AAU

Joining the top tier of preeminent universities in North America, the George Washington University on Thursday became one of just 71 institutions to receive membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU).

Founded in 1900, the AAU comprises America’s premier research universities working to address challenging problems through research while educating and training the next generation of leaders. Membership in the AAU is by invitation only.

“We are honored by this acknowledgment of excellence by America’s leading research universities,” said President Mark S. Wrighton. “The George Washington University has a long and distinguished history of academic leadership at the nexus of research, scholarship, policy and service, and the vital distinction of membership in the AAU reflects GW’s rapidly growing impact locally, nationally and globally. We are proud to join the AAU in the shared mission of advancing research and scholarship that addresses the world’s most urgent and vexing challenges.”

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