The quality of higher education leadership, while becoming ever-more challenging, is central to the well-being of universities. The expectations and responsibilities of higher education institutions are expanding while the local and global context is continuously changing with leadership becoming more complex. To support new and future leaders of Higher Education Institutions, the International Association of Universities (IAU) has developed a leadership programme entitled: Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU). Discover the brochure here!
The programme is for successful institutional leaders who wish to extend their experience by engaging with peers from other countries. It is of particular value to those in senior leadership roles:
To gain maximum benefit from the programme, participants will be expected to be comfortable and confident conversing and engaging with others in English.
The participants will gain:
Over time, the wider community of participants from successive programme sessions will create a unique international network of colleagues, a resource which will be of considerable long-term value to the participants and their institutions. Beyond the individual, the programme also benefits each institution since LGEU graduates will bring back ideas and approaches from other contexts that can be adapted and implemented at home. Institutions will gain from the rich bank of resources made available and from the network established among peers in different parts of the world. LGEU will act as a catalyst for the establishment of partnerships and longer-term collaborations between participants and their respective institutions.
The fourth session (LGEU-4) will be hosted by the University of Botswana in Gaborone, from 21 to 26 May 2017. Sign up now!
-IAU Member: 5,800 € (Euro)
-Non Member: 8,700 € (Euro)
The registration fee includes programme delivery and material, accommodation and meals but excludes travel to the workshop venue.
Applicants from developing countries may also apply for financial support from IAU which will be considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to available subventions.
Each session is limited to 15-20 participants. If you wish to apply to attend the programme, please complete and return this brief online application form.
The deadline for applications for LGEU-4 is 1 April 2017.
Read the brochure here !
LGEU-1: hosted by University Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) in November 2015;
LGEU-2: hosted by University College Dublin (Ireland) in April 2016;
LGEU-3: hosted by Universidad EAFIT, Medellin (Colombia) in December 2016.
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: