World University Service (WUS)
Entraide universitaire mondiale (EUM)
Servicio Universitario Mundial (SUM)
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1920, as an outgrowth of B-XB3584 - World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), under the name of European Student Relief, in order to publicize and relieve the needs of students and academics suffering from the effects of World War I. Programmes and self-help projects for university people extended during the 1930's into the fields of student health, cooperative work and research into the problems of higher education. Name changed, Aug 1925, to International Student Service (ISS) -- Entraide universitaire internationale. Under that title, took over assets of U-XJ7351 - World Student Relief (WRS), 30 Sep 1950. Present name adopted in 1950 on expansion into Asia and Africa; subsequently activities also expanded into Latin America. In 1954 absorbed H-XH2429 - International Scholarship Fund Committee (ISFC), which had been set up Nov 1950, Paris (France). Following a decision of General Assembly in 1970, moved from its university welfare role into that of promoting social action by the university community. Statutes amended: 1926; 1950; 1970; 1972, 1988, 1991. Incorporated under Art 60 of Swiss Code.
Foster human development and global understanding through education and training.
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General Vote (meets every 2 years) of representatives of National Committees; Management Board; International Secretariat. Regional offices (6): Botswana, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Peru, Sri Lanka, Vietnam.
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