International Association of Universities

Building a worldwide higher education community

Working Group

This Working Group is chaired by a member of the Administrative Board and can, in addition to Administrative Board members, include experts from IAU members and partner institutions. Building on the IAU policy statements which include: Sharing Quality Higher Education Across Borders: A Statement on Behalf of Higher Education Institutions Worldwide and past IAU achievements in this area, the Working Group will provide advice to the Administrative Board and the Secretary General on the strategic direction to be pursued in this policy area. The Working Group will also benefit from the work of the Advisory Committee on the IAU Global Survey on Internationalization and the ad hoc Group of Experts on rethinking internationalization. More specifically, the Working Group will provide recommendations on how to improve the visibility and response rate for the above cited survey and how to enhance the presentation and dissemination of the results in the interest of IAU Members. The Working Group will also provide recommendations on how to operationalize the Call for Action: Affirming Academic Values in Internationalization of Higher Education. Finally it will assist in the promotion of the Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service (ISAS) offered by the IAU, offer comments on how to improve it and more generally advise IAU on what other useful services it could propose to the academic community. The Chair and Members of the Working Group are:

Chair:

  • Yutaka TSUJINAKA, Executive Advisor to the President, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Members:

  • E. Nigel HARRIS, Vice-Chancellor, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Patricia POL, Policy Advisor for European and International Affairs, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne, France
  • Angelo RICCABONI, Rector, University of Siena, Italy
  • Daniel Hernandez RUIPEREZ, Rector, University of Salamanca, Spain
  • Roberto Escalante SEMERENA, Secretary-General, Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribb

ean (UDUAL), Mexico

IAU Secretariat

  • Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary General
  • Giorgio Marinoni, Manager, HE and Internationalization policy and projects

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