Our Vision

Our Mission

Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR)

We leverage the power of transnational connections to build communities that support the advancement of new generations of scholars working across borders.

Mentoring

Upward academic mobility through mentoring across borders to support new generations of scholars.

Millennium Scholars

Learn about our Millennium Scholars mentoring program for early career and emerging scholars.
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Publications

Upward academic mobility through access to high-quality research and publication opportunities.

Books and Journals

Explore our high-quality peer reviewed, open access books and journals based at research universities worldwide.
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Partnerships

Upward academic mobility through cross-border forums, exchanges, and partnerships.

Country Directors

Meet members who serve as catalysts of community-building for international scholars and graduate students across the world.
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Conferences

Upward academic mobility through leadership across borders to reimagine global higher education.

Global Conference

Learn about our annual Global Conference that addresses global transformations in higher education.
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STAR Scholars Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the State of Maryland (US). 

Scholars Across Borders

We are a grassroots movement of scholars working across borders. Each letter of our name describes the values and commitments of the people who join our network: scholars who care about research for social impact, transnationally networked leaders, academically-driven educators, and researchers with ethics and integrity.

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Our Approach

Human-to-Human Relationships

Building authentic human-to-human relationships among the people in the network, both online and in-person, to build trust and solidarity.

Alternative Futures

Grasping the deep challenges, injustices, and unsustainability of current systems in order to imagine alternative futures and create a more humane world.

Distributed Leadership

Empowering leaders of all kinds to drive the activities of the network, including organizing new initiatives, spreading our message, and shaping our vision.

Open Access

Pioneering open access resources that empower members to leverage the power of networks to build their skills, knowledge, and expertise.

Continuous Learning

Engaging in continuous learning with our members to understand the trends, resources, and needs of the entire network and their communities.

Local Languages

Communicating in 1000s of local languages to include and involve as many people as possible in building this community and shaping its future.

Our Leadership Team

STAR Fellows

STAR Fellows advance global social mobility, democratic values, and social justice through research and advocacy. Up to seven scholars and leaders are selected each year to serve as ambassadors for our society. Fellows lead initiatives that advance our mission to leverage the power of transnational connections to build communities that support the advancement of new generations of scholars working across borders.

Our Partners