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 28 February 2017.

Contact: Nicholas Poulton, Editorial Asssitant

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

Sign-up for the 4th session of IAU professionnal leadership development programme (LGEU-4)

Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU)

LGEU-4 logo 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 fourth session hosted by University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, from 21-26 May 2017. Deadline for application: 1 April 2017.

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Rockefeller Bellagio Center Academic Writers in Residence programmes

Get ready for the next open application for Rockefeller Bellagio Center Academic Writers in Residence programme !

IAU is pleased to offer its Members another opportunity to expand their work and put forward the value of academics’ contributions to the development of society.

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.

Whether you can demonstrate decades of significant contributions to your field or can show evidence of being on a strong upward trajectory in your career, the IAU warmly encourages you to start preparing your application to go down in history and confirm your role as one of those leaders who generate important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex issues facing our world.

The next open application period begins March 1, 2017 with the deadline of May 1, 2017 for residencies in 2018 and early 2019.

Take your chance! Contact us for more information at