International University Cooperation promotes intellectual cooperation through twining and other linking arrangements among institutions of higher learning and academics throughout the world to permit access, knowledge sharing within and across borders.

Rooted in its function is to bridge the knowledge gap and substantially reduce the brain drain by assisting the establishment of poles of excellence in Member States.

Thus IUC endeavours to meet emerging challenges in an era of globalization by advancing the use of new information technologies to build capacity and increase knowledge to advance the cause of education, science and technology, social and human sciences, culture and communication.