World University Federation  
The World University Federation is an international association of colleges and universities and network of scholars. It is dedicated to fostering the creation of a peaceful and prosperous global society by emphasizing the integral education of students not only to be competent professionally but also responsible socially. The World University Federation was inaugurated in February, 1996 when 275 representatives of educational institutions -- presidents, professors, educators and administrators -- gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay to discuss the vision of a new federation that could promote the education of students to become world leaders in their fields and exemplary citizens in the global community. The Federation currently advances projects that involve the exchange of students, faculty, administrative personnel, and knowledge between all regions of the world. 

Supporting Institutions


Universidad Nacional de Asunción  
The National University of Asunción was founded on September 24, 1889. Currently, the university has approximately 25,000 students and 1,600 professors, distributed in 12 faculty departments, 5 institutes, 3 centers, one experimental college (Colegio Experimental Paraguay-Brasil), and 18 branch campuses located throughout the country. The main campus is located in the city of San Lorenzo, eleven kilometers from Asunción.  The National University of Asunción offers more than 50 courses in such fields as Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Medicine, Natural Science, diverse Engineering fields, Architecture, Philosophy, Economics, Law, and Veterinary Science. The institutes and centers include the National Commission on Atomic Energy, the Institute of Electronic Engineering, the Higher Institute of Languages, the Institute of Geographical Sciences, and the Higher Institute of Art, among others.


University of Bridgeport  
The University of Bridgeport is an independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning with a strong international focus.  It is situated on a 86-acre, 75-building campus in Bridgeport, Connecticut, as well as on branch campuses in Stamford, CT and Trumbull, CT. Founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut -- the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states -- it became the University of Bridgeport in 1947 when it was chartered as a four-year university with authority to grant the baccalaureate degree. Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and other professional accrediting bodies, the University currently offers degrees from baccaulaureate to doctoral. There are two main divisions:  the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and the College of Health Sciences.  The University's 3,000 students come from 30 states and 65 foreign countries. 


Sun Moon University  
Sun Moon University is a mid-sized university in South Korea with two campuses, four graduate schools, five colleges, 49 majors and over 8,000 registered students. There are 208 faculty members, including 21 foreign professors. The university places emphasis on becoming a center for international education; currently its student body is drawn from 45 countries. In recent years, Sun Moon University has won recognition as one of the upper-tier institutions of higher learning in South Korea. The decade-and-a-half year-old university is a charter member of the World University Federation. 

Technical Coordination:

Waterland Research Institute  
The Waterland Research Institute for Water and Land Resources, Inc. is a non-profit, inter-disciplinary institute, emphasizing basic and applied research and education in terrestrial and aquatic resources. Initiated in 1997, its current foci are primarily in the five areas of aquatic ecology, conservation, forestry, agriculture and engineering, with particular emphasis on the Pantanal area of Brazil. In addition to its research function, the Brazilian office of the Institute is developing certificate programs in cooperation with U.S. universities in the fields of Environmental Studies and Field Ecology. Senior personnel of the institute manage a 12,000-hectare research site in forestry near Jardim, Brazil and the Institute is in the process of developing a research site in the south Pantanal. The Waterland Research Institute has offices both in the United States and in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. 


Tiempos del Mundo Paraguay  
Tiempos del Mundo is weekly, hemispheric paper, published in most countries in the Western Hemisphere, including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United States, and Uruguay, among others. Tiempos del Mundo is a publication of News World Communications, the parent company which also publishes The Washington Times newspaper, The Washington Times Weekly Edition, the World & I monthly journal, Insight on the News magazine, Washington Golf Monthly, the Segye Times daily, the Sekai Nippo daily, Ultimas Noticias daily, the Middle East Times weekly, and others, as well as a sister organization to the United Press International press service. The Asunción office for the Paraguayan edition of Tiempos del Mundo served as a major coordinating office for the conference.