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Guide to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region


ASEAN cover On the occasion of the IAU 15th General Conference, held in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2016, a booklet entitled Higher Education in ASEAN was published. It showcases the higher education systems and institutions of the 10 ASEAN countries and provides a quick and comparable overview of the Higher Education landscape in the region. It is available online here.

To order a printed copy please contact: Amanda Sudic (while stocks last)


IAU calls for the withdrawal of the order banning citizens of 7 countries from entering the US


The International Association of Universities (IAU) deplores the recent executive order to ban citizens of 7 countries from entering the US, signed by US President Trump. This order has a very high human cost and affects students, researchers and academic staff of many IAU member universities around the globe. Committed to international collaboration and academic mobility, and condemning all forms of discrimination, IAU calls upon the US President to rescind this order which has extremely negative consequences and sends a dangerous and shameful signal to the world.

Pam Fredman, IAU President

Eva Egron-Polak, IAU Secretary General



IAU Lynx - Frebruary 2017- subscribe to our newsletter


IAU Lynx is the new and updated version of our renowned electronic newsletter, better known as the IAU E-bulletin. IAU Lynx will continue to offer a wide range of information on higher education developments around the world and keep you updated on the work of the International Association of Universities as we pursue the new Strategic Plan.

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HEP 29/4 - Just released


HEP coverThe final edition of 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


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


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.


Discount on "Internationalisation of Higher Education" Handbook


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.


IAU New Strategic Plan


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.



IAU New Year Greetings


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

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


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.


Sign up for LGEU-3 !


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 (


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