What if we could solve global

problems, while opening up

access to education worldwide?

A better global future through
sustainable solutions

The PLuS (Phoenix-London-Sydney) Alliance creates, enables and deploys innovative research and education linkages across three globally-focused universities to contribute to a sustainable future by collaborating in the areas of sustainability, global health, social justice, technology and innovation.

The Alliance will establish research collaborations across the universities and cross-institutional programmes for students around the globe on our campuses and online.

The PLuS Alliance Prize awards USD $50,000 annually to highlight innovation in research and innovation in education that:

  • addresses a globally-significant issue
  • makes a direct and positive impact, and
  • helps, or has the potential to help communities globally.

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Our Charge




Our Charge



The over-arching focus of the PLuS Alliance is sustainability. The Alliance aims to develop sustainable solutions to society’s global challenges and has identified the following four key themes in which its expertise and focus will be utilised through learning and research:

The three members of the PLuS Alliance are top tier research universities and educational leaders. It is by leveraging the combination of our expertise and strengths that we will be able to impact and address global challenges, improving lives around the world.

871,000+ combined alumni worldwide


10,000 combined educators and researchers

Founding Partners

Our Global Reach

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United States

ASU has been named the most innovative university in the US thanks, in part, to its focus on use-inspired research in sustainability, defence, emergency management and science and technology. ASU has an impressive track record in delivering digital immersion education programmes; it boasts more than 90 academic programmes entirely online.

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

United Kingdom

King’s College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world (2015/15 QS World University Rankings) and among the oldest in England.

King’s has a particularly distinguished reputation in humanities, health and medicine, law, sciences and social science, including international affairs. Its research has helped shaped modern life from the discovery of DNA structure to development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar technology.


UNSW Sydney is a recognised leader in innovation, focusing on areas critical to the future from climate change, renewable technologies and sustainable cities to business, public health and human rights. Its solar cell engineers hold world records for converting sunlight into electricity, and its quantum physicists are leading the race to build the world’s first quantum computer in silicon. UNSW has unparalleled industry links, and produces more technology entrepreneurs and top CEOs than any other Australian university.