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Call for applications for the position of IAU Secretary General

2017/01/19

Logo IAU The International Association of Universities (IAU) seeks a new Secretary General. The candidate should be a high-energy individual with international experience at a senior level, interested in strengthening the central role of higher education in meeting local and global societal challenges, ready to lead a unique organization that is committed to promoting the fundamental core values and responsibilities of universities. The full job description can be downloaded here. The IAU will work with the University of London Institute in Paris in the recruitment of its new Secretary General who will take forward the organization’s important mission in support of global higher education.

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HEP 29/4 - Just released

2017/01/19

HEP coverThe final edition of the volume 29 of HEP is a special edition entitled Measuring Up: Consequences of Global Competition and Metrics on Local Scholarship and looks at national examples of the consequences of pressures associated with the drive for world-class universities and the assumption that English-language citable research should in fact be an important measure of progress toward that goal.

The five special edition papers look at examples in Australia, Taiwan, Japan, South Africa and presents a comparative study of China, Hong Kong and Japan.

The special edition is completed with a look at Canada’s international education strategy, and its implications for institutional strategy. The issue closes with a book review of Damtew Teferra’s book Funding Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information and/or to view abstracts, please visit the HEP homepage

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New benefit for IAU members: discount on the subscription to the "Journal of the European Higher Education Area"

2017/01/18

Cover The IAU chairs the Editorial Board of the "Internationalisation of HE Handbook", an indispensable tool for all higher education professionals interested in internationalisation of higher education, read by many university leaders, international office managers and policy makers in over 40 countries around the world. IAU Members already benefit from a substantial discount on the subscription to this publication.

Now IAU members can also benefit from a substantial discount on the subscription to the "Journal of the European Higher Education Area", a user-friendly tool to support the work of higher education leaders, faculty, decision-makers and students in translating the major reforms of the Bologna Process into meaningful institutional strategies and practices. For details please read the special subscription offer.

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Discount on "Internationalisation of Higher Education" Handbook

2017/01/18

photo IAU Members now benefit from a substantial discount on subscriptions to the hard copy and online versions of "Internationalisation of Higher Education" Handbook, as IAU has taken on the Chair of the Editorial Board for this publication. Published three times per year and including articles from all over the world, the Handbook offers practical articles of interest to anyone engaged in the internationalization of higher education. For details please read the following special subscription offer.

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IAU New Strategic Plan

2017/01/16

IAU pursues a new 4-year Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan was adopted during the 15th IAU General Conference in November 2016. It deepens IAU’s focus on four key higher education challenges, namely Leadership, Internationalization, Sustainable Development, Information and Communications Technologies, while improving support and services to Members as well as enhancing their visibility and engagement.

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IAU New Year Greetings

2017/01/10

Newly-elected IAU President, Board as well as all of us in the Secretariat wish you health, peace and happiness in 2017.

Download IAU New Year Greeting Card

IAU Greetings Card

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Successful IAU 15th General Conference- Speakers’ presentations available online

2017/01/10

photogroupebangkok From November 13 to 16, the IAU held its 15th General Conference in Bangkok which was hosted by a consortium of Thai universities. More than 300 participants from 85 nations worldwide took part in the event and engaged in lively debates on “Higher Education as a catalyst for innovative and sustainable societies”. During the conference, the new IAU President and Board were elected and the new IAU 4-year Strategy was adopted. It was also the occasion to grant the first ever IAU Internationalization Learning Badge to Hokkaido University for its outstanding work on internationalization.

The Conference presentations and other conference material are available on the Conference website.

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IAU/Palgrave/Copernicus Alliance Prize in Higher Education Policy Research 2016-2017 Essay Competition launched

2016/12/06

CA logo The 2016-2017 edition of the Prize Essay Competition has been launched. The new competition is open to both Members of IAU and of the COPERNICUS Alliance and two prizes, valued at €2,000 each, will be awarded: one each to the most outstanding essay received from a researcher/scholar from an IAU Member Institution or Organization and one researcher from COPERNICUS Alliance. The essays should not exceed 7,500 words in length; they should be written in English and be submitted in electronic format (MS Word) following the author instructions of Higher Education Policy, IAU's quarterly, peer-reviewed research journal. Palgrave logo More information, and the full call, can be found here.

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Sign up for LGEU-3 !

2016/11/24

Logo LGEU-3 A few slots remain open for the third session of Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU), IAU’s professional development programme for higher education leaders! Senior representatives of universities from Bangladesh, Botswana, Colombia, Haiti, India and Tanzania have already registered for this coming session to take place in Medelllín, Colombia from 4-9 December, 2016. For complete information see: Leading Globally Engaged Universities(LGEU) or contact Juliette Becker (j.becker@iau-aiu.net).

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First woman President of IAU elected during the 15th General Conference!

2016/11/24

IAU Admin Board IAU Members at the 15th General Conference, which took place 13-16 November 2016 at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, elected their new President and Administrative Board. Prof Pam Fredman, Rector of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, was elected the first woman to lead the Association, and will head IAU for the period 2016-2020. The complete Administrative Board can be seen here.

The Conference focused on “Higher Education: A catalyst for innovative and sustainable societies” and more information and presentations will be available shortly on the conference website.

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