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Institutions

Institutions

With more than 600 Member institutions from more than 120 countries, the institutional Members are at the heart of the life and work of the International Association of Universities (IAU). The IAU mission is to build a worldwide higher education community by offering a forum and a variety of services to higher education leaders who share common values and interests and who wish to exchange with their peers on issues of global concern. For your institution to become part of the global platform and benefit from IAU services, please complete and return to IAU the completed application form available below.

Application form

To apply for institutional membership please submit the Institutional Membership Application Form to Ms. Juliette Becker: j.becker(at)iau-aiu.net. The admission criteria below are strictly applied and please note that an incomplete application form will delay the review process.

Institutional Membership Application Form

Admission criteria

IAU institutional membership is open to institutions whose main objective is higher education and the development of knowledge. Applying Universities and other higher education institutions must:

  • be public or private not-for-profit;
  • be degree-conferring institutions;
  • be recognized by a national competent body or its equivalent;
  • have undergone, at the national or regional level, a process of quality assurance or accreditation, or, if such a process does not exist, be a member of a national or regional association of universities;
  • be dedicated to the study of several branches of knowledge*;
  • grant at least a three-year, first cycle or undergraduate degree;
  • have graduated at least three cohorts**;
  • be at the level of higher education, as shown by the active participation of their staff in scientific or scholarly research and by the equipment placed at their disposal;

*Exceptionally, the Administrative Board, acting under the provisions of Article 4 of the IAU Constitution, may admit institutions of high standing, which are concerned with only one specialized field of knowledge, as long as they meet all the other above-mentioned criteria.

**In order to allow newly established higher education institutions to become actively engaged in the work of IAU, and benefit from the services offered, universities and other HEIs having graduated at least one cohort may be granted Observer status until they fulfill the criterion of having graduated three cohorts, at which time they become full Member.

Benefits

Institutional Membership in IAU includes the following benefits:

  • Be associated to the principles and values IAU upholds
  • Discount registration fee for IAU Conferences
  • Invitation to speak at IAU Conferences
  • Right to vote and stand for election as President and as an Administrative Board Member at the Quadrennial General Conferences*
  • Use of IAU logo to indicate affiliation to the Association
  • Invitations to participate in activities, workshops, seminars and expert meetings
  • Opportunity to participate in IAU Working Groups on priority themes
  • IAU Consultation for expert advice in its areas of work
  • Eligibility to apply for LEADHER grants (up to 6 grants of 10,000 Euro a year)
  • Advanced access to the World Higher Education Database (WHED) Portal and 50 % discount on the International Handbook of Universities (IHU)
  • Subscription to IAU quarterly research journal Higher Education Policy (HEP)
  • Subscription to IAU Horizons, a thematic tri-annual magazine debating important higher education issues
  • Subscription to the monthly E-bulletin, a source of links to higher education policies, opportunities and news worldwide
  • Subscription to Highlights from the Press, a monthly selection of articles on higher education in the international press
  • Advanced access to the International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)
  • Inclusion of institutional publications in HEDBIB
  • Disseminating institutional news on the IAU website in “News from Members’”
  • Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service (ISAS) at a discount rate
  • Possibility to become part of the ISAS expert roster
  • Discount price for the IAU Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education report
  • Discount rate for recruiting via Global Academy Jobs.

*This benefit does not apply to IAU Observer institutions.

Annual Membership Fees

In order to demonstrate solidarity with universities and other HEIs based in low income countries, the IAU institutional mey mbership fee structure is based on a combination of institutional student enrollment and the Gross National Product (GNP) of the country (list of countries per category). The financial year at IAU runs from 1 October to 30 September.

Institutions Low Income Countries Middle Income Countries High Income Countries
Less than 1,000 Students 850 € (Euro) 1,200 € (Euro) 1,250 € (Euro)
Between 1,000-5,000 students 1,200 € (Euro) 1,500 € (Euro) 1,600 € (Euro)
Between 5,000-10,000 students 1,600 € (Euro) 2,150 € (Euro) 2,250 € (Euro)
More than 10,000 students 2,100 € (Euro) 2,750 € (Euro) 2,850 € (Euro)

Application review process

The applications are reviewed at least once a month. If retained for Membership, the head of institution will receive an acceptance letter from the IAU Secretary-General explaining the formalities to complete to finalize Membership. These are:

  • Payment of the annual membership fees (statement sent with acceptance letter).
  • Signing and sending to IAU the letter of commitment on official institutional letterhead

For more information about Membership please contact Ms. Juliette Becker: j.becker(at)iau-aiu.net or +33 145684800.

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Organizations

Organizations

National and regional associations of universities are important Members of IAU. As umbrella organisations representing higher education institutions in a specific geographical area, associations are key sources of information about trends and issues regarding higher education in a specific country or region and at the local level. By joining the IAU, organizations have the possibility to get involved in the work of the IAU ; to become part of a global network of peers and to exchange with other leaders of higher education associations on issues of global concern. In addition to its other conferences and events, IAU organizes biennial Global Meetings of Associations (GMA) which are exclusively focused on and open only to higher education associations and thus create a unique platform for exchange among peers.

Application form

To apply for organizational membership please send the completed Organizational Membership Application Form to Juliette Becker: j.becker(at)iau-aiu.net. The admission criteria are spelled out below. Please note that an incomplete application form delays the review process.

Organizational Membership Application Form

Admission criteria

All associations or networks of universities and higher education institutions that bring together the leaders and other representatives of institutions or higher learning and/or research are eligible to apply of membership. Associations of universities and other higher education institutions at national, sub-national, regional or international level may be admitted as Member Organizations.

Benefits

Organizational membership in IAU includes the following benefits:

  • Be associated to the principles and values IAU upholds
  • Discount registration fee for IAU Conferences and the biennial Global Meeting of Associations (GMA)
  • Invitation to speak at IAU Conferences
  • Right to vote and stand for election as President and as an Administrative Board Member at the Quadrennial General Conferences
  • Use of IAU logo to indicate affiliation to the Association
  • Receive invitations to take part in targeted activities, workshops, seminars and expert meetings
  • Opportunity to participate in IAU Working Groups on priority themes
  • IAU Consultation for expert advice in its areas of work
  • Advanced access to the World Higher Education Database (WHED) Portal and 50 % discount on the International Handbook of Universities (IHU)
  • Subscription to IAU quarterly research journal Higher Education Policy (HEP)
  • Subscription to IAU Horizons, a thematic tri-annual magazine debating important higher education issues
  • Subscription to the monthly E-bulletin, a source of links to higher education policies, opportunities and news worldwide
  • Subscription to Highlights from the Press, a monthly selection of articles on higher education in the international press
  • Advanced access to the International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)
  • Inclusion of publications in HEDBIB
  • Dissemination of organizational news on the IAU website in “News from Members’”
  • Discount price for the IAU Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education report
  • Discount rate for recruiting via Global Academy Jobs.

Please note that while Organizational Members can share information about IAU and their activities with their institutional Members, the organization cannot extent the benefits to their Members.

Annual Membership Fees

Fees for Organizations are based on a combination of the Gross National Product (GNP) of the country where the Organization's headquarters are situated and student enrollment of its largest institutional member (list of countries per category). The financial year at IAU runs from 1 October to 30 September.

Largest Member counts: Low Income Countries Middle Income Countries High Income Countries
Less than 1,000 Students 850 € (Euro) 1,200 € (Euro) 1,250 € (Euro)
Between 1,000-5,000 students 1,200 € (Euro) 1,500 € (Euro) 1,600 € (Euro)
Between 5,000-10,000 students 1,600 € (Euro) 2,150 € (Euro) 2,250 € (Euro)
More than 10,000 students 2,100 € (Euro) 2,750 € (Euro) 2,850 € (Euro)

Application review process

The applications are reviewed at least once a month. If retained for Membership, the head of the organization will receive an acceptance letter from the IAU Secretary-General explaining the formalities to complete to finalize Membership:

  • Pay membership fees (statement included with letter).
  • Sign the letter of commitment on official letterhead and return to IAU

For more information about Membership please contact Juliette Becker: j.becker(at)iau-aiu.net or +33 1 45 68 48 00.

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Affiliates

IAU Affiliates

In order to include a wider range of actors in the area of higher education in the life and work of IAU, the Association offers Affiliate status to groups that are not eligible for full Institutional or Organizational Membership.

Application form

To apply to become an IAU Affiliate, please send the completed Affiliate Application Form to Juliette Becker: j.becker(at)iau-aiu.net. Please consult the admission criteria below and be aware that incomplete application form will delay the review process.

Affiliate Application Form

Admission criteria

The IAU Affiliate status is open to all non-governmental organizations and networks, national or international in nature, whose primary mandate is directly related to the mission and work of the IAU but which are not eligible to join the Association as a full Member. Applications eligible for Institutional or Organizational Membership cannot be considered for Affiliate Status.

Benefits

IAU Affiliates are granted the following benefits:

  • Be associated to the principles and values IAU upholds
  • Invitations to participate in activities, workshops, seminars and expert meetings
  • Opportunity to participate in IAU Working Groups on priority themes
  • IAU Consultation for expert advice in its areas of work
  • Advanced access to the World Higher Education Database (WHED) Portal and 50 % discount on the International Handbook of Universities (IHU)
  • Subscription to IAU Horizons, a thematic tri-annual magazine debating important higher education issues
  • Subscription to the monthly E-bulletin, a source of links to higher education policies, opportunities and news worldwide
  • Subscription to Highlights from the Press, a monthly selection of articles on higher education in the international press
  • Advanced access to the International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)
  • Inclusion of publications in HEDBIB
  • Disseminating organizational news on the IAU website in “News from Members’”
  • Discount price for the IAU Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education report

Annual Membership Fees

650 Euro per year. The financial year runs from 1 October to 30 September.

Application review process

The applications are reviewed at least once a month. If retained, the applying body will receive an acceptance letter from the IAU Secretary-General. It officially becomes IAU affiliate once the annual affiliate fees are settled.

For more information about Affiliate status please contact Juliette Becker: j.becker(at)iau-aiu.net or +33 1 45 68 48 00.

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Associates

Associates

IAU welcomes individuals who are dedicated to higher education and the mission of IAU as Associates.

Application form:

Applications to become an IAU Associate should be sent on the Associate Application Formalong with a CV to Juliette Becker: j.becker(at)iau-aiu.net. Please consult the admission criteria below and be aware that an incomplete application form will delay the review process.

Associate Application Form

Admission criteria

Only individuals whose present (or past) career has been devoted to higher education; who have contributed directly to the work of IAU and who work to advance research on higher education, public policy in the field of higher education and related areas will be considered. IAU Associates are individuals who:

  • Occupy (or have occupied) leadership positions in institutions of higher education;
  • Are Researchers and Scholars;
  • Are Experts in higher education working in specialized agencies;
  • Are Experts involved in NGOs linked to higher education.

IAU Associate status is not open to individuals who are currently serving heads or senior administrators of higher education institutions or universities and thus eligible for full membership in the Association, or to individuals representing private companies offering consultancy services to HEIs, or to those working in government.

Benefits

IAU Associates are granted the following benefits:

  • Recognition for actively supporting the principles and values IAU upholds
  • Opportunity to participate in IAU Working Groups on priority themes
  • Subscription to IAU Horizons, a thematic tri-annual (or trimestral?) magazine debating important higher education issues
  • Subscription to the monthly E-bulletin, a source of links to higher education policies, opportunities and news worldwide
  • Subscription to Highlights from the Press, a monthly selection of articles on higher education in the international press
  • Discount price for the IAU Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education report

Annual Associate Fees

100 Euro per year. The financial year runs from 1 October to 30 September.

Application review process

The applications are reviewed at least once a month. If retained, the applicant will receive an acceptance letter from the IAU Secretary-General. Once the applicant has settled the fee, (s)he is granted the status IAU Associate.

For more information about Associate status please contact Juliette Becker: j.becker(at)iau-aiu.net or +33 1 45 68 48 00

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