The Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (EPU) is a network which establishes contacts and scientific partnerships between Austrian universities, universities of applied sciences, as well as other research institutions and member institutions in East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and the Pacific region.
The EPU network was founded in the year 2000 and has been strongly supported by the BMBWF and the OeAD. With almost 180 member institutions in 15 countries, the network promotes multilateral scientific cooperation, joint research projects, conferences as well as faculty and student exchange.
Eurasia-Pacific Uninet is the largest sovereign university network of its kind within Europe. Its goal is to support interdisciplinary scientific exchange between its member institutions through scholarships for Post Docs and Ph.D. students coming to Austria, projects, and summer schools.
With January 1, 2010 the OeAD-GmbH became the holding company for the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet administrative unit.