The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), based in the United States, serves its members and advances the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional, collegial, and respected community. A goal of NCURA is to be internationally recognized as the preeminent resource for professional development, knowledge and leadership in research administration.

The NCURA motto “Supporting research…together” is a strong reminder that research administration is a growing profession and that there is a large community available to help each of us.

Increasingly, to enable research we are working with colleagues in diverse locations across the globe. The international region (Region VIII) is one of eight regions in NCURA. It is comprised of NCURA members from outside the United States working in research administration. Membership is a great way to engage with research administrators from around the world.

Interested in becoming a member? There are many benefits in becoming a member from networking to keeping up-to-date on current research administration issues in the NCURA magazine. Details on membership are available on the NCURA website.

Find out more about the international region by speaking to one of the international region executive officers.

Region VIII Organisational chart 

The region VIII leadership consists of two primary committees. Including:

  1. Executive Committee – meets monthly and comprise of region-elected officers and non-officer roles. The Executive Committee is responsible for oversight, management, and continuous operation of the region.
  2. Advisory Committee –  meets quarterly and comprise of members from the Executive Committee and appointed individuals and region-elected members. The Advisory Committee supports the development of strategies for regional activities, and serves as a general sounding board for the Chair and the Executive Committee.