IAU Palgrave Prize Essay Competition

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IAU/Palgrave Prize in Higher Education Policy Research 2016-2017 Essay Competition Theme Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development: A New Academic Discipline?

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 is 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. The Prize theme is linked to those adopted for the CA Annual Conference 2016, whcih took place in Vienna in September 2016, and the IAU 15th General Conference, taking place in Bangkok in November 2016.

Abstracts should be sent to us no later than 16 January 2017.

Contact: Nicholas Poulton, Editorial Asssitant

You can see the full text of the call, as well as deadlines here.

Leadership development (LGEU 3)

Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU)

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 a unique international leadership development programme called Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU). Registrations are now open for the third session hosted by Universidad EAFIT, MedellĂ­n, Colombia from 4-9 December 2016. Deadline for application: 20 November 2016. More information:

LEADHER - outcomes

LEADHER - outcomes

To support Members in developing countries and promote inter-Membership collaboration IAU offered the Leadership Development for Higher Education Reform (LEADHER) Programme from 2007 to 2015. The programme has been discontinued due to lack of funding. See all selected projects from past competitions here:

IAU signs a grant agreement with the Rockefeller Foundation

IAU is pleased to announce the signature of a grant agreement with the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) to assist the Foundation with the development of the global outreach of the Rockefeller Bellagio Center Academic Writers in Residence Programme. This Programme offers academics a setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. RF seeks applicants with projects that contribute to discourse and progress related to advancing inclusive economies, and building resilience. To achieve these goals, which resonate with the IAU mission and vision, RF works at the intersection of four areas: Advance Health, Revalue Ecosystems, Secure Livelihoods and Transform Cities. Applicants with projects that may help shape thinking or catalyze action in these areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Contact: Astrid Salcedo