Apply now for Rockefeller Bellagio Center Academic Writers Residency Programme!

Sign up now for Rockefeller Bellagio Center Academic Writers in Residence Programme!

Bellagio Center Panorama By assisting the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) with the global outreach development of their Academic Writers in Residence Programme in Bellagio Center, the IAU is proud to join in and lend support in encouraging individuals who are shaping thinking and catalyzing action around the Foundation’s strategic goals of building resilience and advancing more inclusive economies to apply for this beautiful programme.

This Bellagio Academic Writers Residency Programme welcomes scholars, researchers, professors, and scientists from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines and geographies, during a month in a serene but stimulating environment, combining uninterrupted individual day-time and evenings spent with innovative practitioners, writers and artists.

You can demonstrate decades of significant contributions to your field or show evidence of being on a strong upward trajectory in your career? Apply now and make a difference!

The Call for application for residencies in 2018 and early 2019 is open from October 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017. You can start preparing for it at any time.

Take your chance! Contact us for more information Juilette Becker.

IAU / Palgrave Prize Essay Competition

Thanks to, and in partnership with, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., publisher of the Association’s research and reference works, the International Association of Universities (IAU) and COPERNICUS Alliance (CA) are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 IAU/Palgrave and CA Prizes in Higher Education Policy Research.

The aim of the two Prizes are to promote research in the field of higher education policy by recognizing outstanding work on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development: A New Academic Discipline? by two scholars: one from IAU and one from CA Member Institutions or Organisations.

An international jury of distinguished scholars and higher education leaders will review the essays submitted and select the most deserving entry. The winning lead authors will be invited to the IAU Conference 2018 or the Copernicus Alliance Conference 2018, where the prize will be awarded.

The results will be widely disseminated by the Association and the Alliance, and they will also be submitted for possible publication in the IAU peer-reviewed journal, Higher Education Policy


• Submission of abstracts (max 500 words plus references) by: 31 May 2017

• Authors whose abstracts are retained will be notified no later than 15 June 2017

• Deadline for final submission: 15 September 2017

Please find the full text of the call here.

Contact: Nicholas Poulton, Editorial Assistant (

Sign-up for the 5th session of IAU professionnal leadership development programme (LGEU-5)

Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU)

Logo LGEU5 To support new and future leaders of Higher Education Institutions who wish to extend their experience by engaging with peers from other countries worldwide, the IAU has developed and runs twice a year a unique international leadership development programme called Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU).

Registrations are now open for the fifth session hosted by Sohar University, Oman, from 18-23 November 2017. Deadline for application: 1 October 2017.

More information: Leading Globally Engaged Universities