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HEP 29/3 - Just released


HEP The third edition of Volume 29 of Higher Education Policy (HEP) has just been released, and presents us with six mixed-themed articles, as well as a book review.


Interplays Between Welfare Regimes Typology and Academic Research Systems in OECD Countries – Olivier Bégin-Caouette, Tanja Askvik, and Bian Cui;

What Europe Wanted and What Flanders Achieved: Intentions vs Results after 15 Years of Bologna - Bruno Broucker and Kurt De Wit;

Do International Students Displace US Students in the Pursuit of Higher Degrees in Science and Engineering? A Forecasting Analysis - Antonio Sanfilippo, Chase Dowling, and Sofiane Abbar;

Global Partnership as a Strategy for Internationalisation: MBAs in Latin America and Asia and Oceania - Jeongeun Kim, Sergio Celis;

Twenty Years of Merit-Pay Programme in Argentinean Universities: Tracking Policy Change through Instrument Analysis - Nerina Fernanda Sarthou;

Shaping Perceptions of a Policy Instrument: The Political–Administrative Formation of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Norway and England - Svein Michelsen, Rachel Sweetman, Bjørn Stensaker, and Ivar Bleiklie.

Book Review

Higher Education and the Palestinian Arab Minority in Israel by Khalid Arar and Kussai Haj-Yehia, reviewed by Izhar Oplatka.

More information and for abstracts, please visit the Journal's homepage.


ISAS (2.0) - Advancing Internationalization in Higher Education


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IAU is pleased to announce the new programme for advancing internationalization! ISAS (2.0) consists of several distinct but complementary services offered to IAU Members, other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), individuals, organizations and national governments.

Building on the foundation of the initial Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service, ISAS (2.0) goes beyond the original initiative to offer a greater variety of tailored services to a more diversified audience. Participating institutions can now earn Learning Badges for each service to demonstrate and acknowledge the learning journey they have undertaken. For more information, please visit the ISAS (2.0) web pages and contact: Giorgio Marinoni


Purge in Turkey extended to academia


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The IAU decries the latest steps taken by the Turkish government which has now suspended thousands of staff members in the Education Ministry, while the University Council (YOK) ordered more than 1500 rectors and deans of universities to resign. This is in complete contradiction to the principles of freedom of speech and respect for human rights, values upheld by IAU along with those of academic freedom and institutional autonomy.

IAU expresses its solidarity with those in Turkey who uphold these values and urges the Turkish government to reverse these decisions and restore peaceful and multi-stakeholder dialogue.


Highlights from the Press - Published July 2016


logo IAU Highlights from the Press is a monthly press and media review produced to keep IAU Members and the higher education community up-to-date on higher education news worldwide. This issue covers June 2016 and includes articles from 28 different countries grouped into the IAU thematic areas.


Partnership with L’Etudiant


logo L’Etudiant, the leading French education media group, especially dedicated to 15-24 year old students, will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair in Paris on 28 & 29 January 2017. For the 20th anniversary of this event and in the frame of the partnership with IAU, L’Etudiant offers all IAU Member institutions a nearly 50% reduction at this Fair. For 6m2 of space, IAU Members will pay only 2 500 euros instead of 4 825 euros (tax and subscription charges included).
Furthermore, EducPros (L’Etudiant for education professionals) also invites all IAU exhibitors to participate at a preferential price to a preparatory workshop to be held on 27 January, where the presentation of the educational system French and other stakeholders will provide important information for understanding the French market.

Save the date and register quickly to introduce your university to some 11 000 French students intending to study abroad and meet institutional partners who attend this Fair each year. For more information and to register, please send your expression of interest by 15 September to Carine Sébast.


Job opportunity at IAU


iau logo IAU seeks an experienced communications expert to plan, design and implement a new communications strategy, improve existing and develop new tools to reach out to IAU Members, partners and stakeholders in the priority areas of the Association’s work. The description of this position is available here. Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and CV -not later than 31 July, 2016- to the IAU Manager, Finances and Administration. For more information and to submit an application please contact: Ms. Angella NINO


HEP 29/2 - Just released


HEP Cover The second edition of Volume 29 of Higher Education Policy (HEP) has just been released, and presents us with eight mixed-themed article.

Contents: - The Impact of Market-Driven Higher Education on Student-University Relations: Investing, Consuming and Competing – Michael Tomlinson;

  • Supporting Academic Middle Managers in Higher Education: Do We Care? - Alan Floyd;

  • Counting Family: Making the Family of International Students Visible in Higher Education Policy and Practice - Stephanie Doyle, Judith Loveridge, Niusila Faamanatu-Eteuati;

  • Research Universities and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Competition, Resource Concentration, and the ‘Great Recession’ in the United States - Barrett J Taylor, Brendan Cantwell;

  • The Status of Parental Notification Policy and Practice for Students Involved with Alcohol Abuse at a Private University in Nigeria - Augusta Olaore, Israel Olaore;

  • The Hurdles to Being World Class: Narrative Analysis of the World-Class University Project in Korea - Deok-Ho Jang, Kiung Ryu, Pilnam Yi, Daniel A Craig;

  • Branding in Higher Education: A Case Study from Turkey - Burçak Çağla Garipağaoğlu;

  • A Department Chair: A Life Guard without a Life Jacket - Faiza Gonaim.

For more information, abstracts and ordering, please visit the Journal’s homepage on Palgrave Macmillan's website.


Highlights from the Press - Published June 2016


logo IAU Highlights from the Press is a monthly press and media review produced to keep IAU Members and the higher education community up-to-date on higher education news worldwide. This issue covers May 2016 and includes articles from 28 different countries grouped into the IAU thematic areas.


Call for posters at the IAU 15th General Conference


IAU logo IAU Members participating at the 15th General Conference in Bangkok, 13 - 16 November 2016, are invited to present their work related to the Conference themes in poster format. Please read more HERE


Winner of the ISAS (2.0) design competition


IAU logo IAU is pleased to announce that Muhammad Mahir Mohaimin from Daffodil International University, Bangladesh is the winner of the ISAS (2.0) design competition. IAU is looking forward to working with Muhammad Mahir Mohaimin to develop the logo and visual identity of the new ISAS (2.0) programme for advancing internationalization. Muhammad Mahir Mohaimin, as winner of the competition is invited to attend the IAU General Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 13 – 16 November 2016. IAU thanks all other students who submitted their applications for the competition. All contributions were of very high quality and the competition was a real success.


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