World University Service (WUS) is an association committed to the promotion of the human right to education on the basis of academic freedom and university autonomy. WUS is organized as a loose federation of more than forty independent country committees presently chaired by WUS Canada. It hasconsultative status with the United Nations and the UNESCO. The WUS-International was founded 1920 in Switzerland upon an initiative of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). In this line it is one of the oldest international organizations in the field of education.
Today, the World University Service-International relies on a network of full and corresponding members in the following countries:
- in Europe: Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Germany, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and in Romania
- in the Americas: Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rica and in Uruguay
- in Africa: Eritrea, Lesotho, Nigeria, Ruanda, Swaziland and in Zambia
- in Asia: India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, in the Philippines, South Korea and in Vietnam.
World University Service of the Mediterranean (WUS MED) was established as an association in 2010 in Girona, Catalonia, Spain with the focus on the promotion of higher education in various countries all over the world and especially in the Mediterranean Basin. The Mediterranean Basin comprises the lands around and surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea.