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American Council on Education (ACE) - New President


Ted Mitchell, a former college President and Under Secretary in charge of higher education under the Obama administration, has been named the Council's 13th president. He will officially take office on September 1, 2017, and will succeed Molly Corbett Broad, former University of North Carolina president, who has led the Council since 2008. Mitchell received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. More


University of Lagos (Nigeria) - Call for Applications: Vice-Chancellor


The Governing Council of University of Lagos (Nigeria) has launched a call for application for the position of a new Vice-Chancellor. The successful candidate shall hold office as Vice-Chancellor for a single term of five (5) years only from November 12, 2017. More


Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico) - New President


The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) has a new President, Dr. Eduardo Abel Peñalosa Castro since July 4th 2017. He has been appointed for a four-year term and succeeds Dr. Salvador Vega.


University of Nairobi (Kenya) - Call for Participation


Registration for the 6th annual conference “Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa” on 19th July 2017 at the School of Business, University of Nairobi, Kenya is now open. Please follow the link for registration! . The conference programme will be online soon. More.


University of Gothenburg (Sweden) - Students choose green trip


On the first weekend in June, 13 students from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg travelled to Iceland to study the country’s conversion to green energy. To minimise their environmental impact, the students travelled by boat instead of flying. Those on the trip included students of law, environmental economics, human geography and statistics and they all have a common interest in climate change and sustainability issues. The project, called EnviroTravel, is run by the organization Handels Students for Sustainability (HaSS), which is an association for students at the School of Business, Economics and Law who want to work for sustainable development. This year’s trip to Iceland is being financed by the university’s internal climate fund. More


Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda) - Call for Nominations for Position of Chancellor


Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) the 2nd oldest Public University in Uganda is searching for it's new Chancellor who will replace Prof. Peter Ndimbirwe Mugyenyi whose term ends in August 2017. The Chancellor is appointed for a four (4) year period and is eligible for re-appointment for one more term. More


Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) – Cooperation with Siam University


Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Siam University (SU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 11 May 2017, to promote academic cooperation. The MoU was signed by Dr. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, President, Siam University, and Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, President AIT. The AIT President also congratulated Dr. Mongkhonvanit on his election as Vice President of the International Association of Universities (IAU). AIT is also a member of IAU. More


JANU (Japan) - Survey Result on Internationalization of Education


JANU has released the results of the forth follow-up survey on the "Further Promotion of Internationalization of Education at National Universities." Please click here to read the results.


Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) - New Heads


Mr. Sorin Mihai Cîmpeanu Rector of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (Romania) and President of the National Council of Rectors of Romania was elected President of the AUF on 12 May 2017 at the 17th Assembly Of the AUF. Mr. Cimpeanu was also Minister of Education and Scientific Research from 2014 to 2015. More (in French)

Mr. Clément Ramiarinjaona, Professor at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM) since 2005, joined the AUF on 2 May 2017 as Vice-Rector. Mr. Clément Ramiarinjaona holds a PhD in Physical Sciences, he succeeds Emile Tanawa, now Director of the Francophonie Institute for Education and Training (IFEF) in Dakar, Senegal. More (in French)


Association of International Educators (NAFSA) - Awards and Leadership recognition


Five outstanding international educators will be recognized at NAFSA2017 which will take place in Los Angeles later this month for their commitment to international education. More

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