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Central European University under threat

2017/04/04

Proposed legislation is under discussion in the Hungarian Parliament that would endanger the existence of the Central European University (CEU), a unique and valued IAU member based in Budapest. The legislation would limit CEU’s autonomy and among other things, prevent it from delivering US degrees and hiring international faculty. Support for CEU is being provided by many and an international petition to prevent the law from being adopted is circulating worldwide.

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Sign up for LGEU-4!

2017/03/24

Registration is open for the 4th session of Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU), IAU’s professional development programme for higher education leaders!

LGEU-4 Next session will be hosted by the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana from 21-26 May, 2017.

This unique programme provides current and future senior university leaders from all over the globe with a peer-learning space that helps them prepare for the complex expectations and multiple responsibilities they will take on in their institution, in a challenging local and global context.
It provides concepts and tools for leading a globally engaged university while recognizing regional opportunities and constraints faced by each participant. LGEU also offers participants a space to analyze skills and knowledge needs related to leadership in general and in their individual context.

Join and exchange perspectives with peers from different institutions and countries.The programme is limited to 18-20 persons - don't miss the opportunity!

More information here

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Warning - Fake International Handbook of Universities

2017/03/15

IHU A fake version of the IAU-UNESCO International Handbook of Universities is currently being sold by a fraudulent company on Amazon and on a website purporting to be part of UNESCO.

Please be aware that the genuine 2017 edition of the Handbook, published by Palgrave Macmillan, can only be purchased on the publisher's website. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

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Annual Report 2016 now available

2017/03/15

ar2016 The Annual Report 2016 provides you with an overview of IAU activities and accomplishments over a year related to IAU four priority themes enacted in our new strategic plan 2016-2020.

In addition, learn about IAU cooperation with UNESCO and IAU global events aiming at advancing higher education worldwide.

Finally in the annual report, you will discover testimonies of participants to IAU training sessions & events.

Read it here

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Sign up now for Rockefeller Bellagio Center Academic Writers Residency programme!

2017/03/13

IAU is pleased to offer its members a unique opportunity to expand their work and put forward the value of academics’ contributions to the development of society.

IAU supports the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Academic Writers Residency Programme which welcomes scholars, researchers, professors, and scientists from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines and geographies, during a month in a serene and stimulating environment, combining uninterrupted individual day-time and evenings spent with innovative practitioners, writers and artists.

The call for application is now open until 1 May 2017 for residencies in 2018 and early 2019.

Take your chance! Contact us for more information at Hilligje van't Land and/or Juliette Becker.

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IAU Lynx - March 2017

2017/03/10

IAU Lynx was launched in February 2017. 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.

Read the March 2017 edition IAU Lynx.

To subscribe fill in this online form.

To read previous editions, please click here.

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Call for papers IAU Horizons

2017/02/27

cover The theme of the In Focus Section of the upcoming issue of the magazine is: Corruption in higher education.
* Deadline for abstracts: 15 March (50 words)
* Full papers : 1 April (800 words max)
* Publication: May 2017

Contact: Dr. Hilligje van 't Land, the Editor.

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Prof. Primrose Kurasha, Vice-Chancellor, Zimbabwe Open University, and IAU Board Member passes away

2017/02/22

Prof. Primrose Kurasha

The International Association of Universities (IAU) is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Prof. Primrose Kurasha, Vice-Chancellor of Zimbabwe Open University. For several years Prof. Kurasha was very engaged in the work of IAU and in November 2016 she was elected as member of the IAU Administrative Board 2016-2020 during the 15th General Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Prof. Kurasha, first woman Vice-Chancellor in Zimbabwe and a truly inspiring leader. Her presence and contributions will be sadly missed during the meetings of the Board, as well as to the work of IAU.

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

2017/02/06

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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Guide to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region

2017/02/06

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)

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