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Join the growing global Higher Education Community now!

Created under the auspices of UNESCO in 1950, IAU is a membership-based organisation serving the global higher education community.
IAU Secretariat is based at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.


For more information on our activities and on IAU membership, please consult our brochure!







WHAT ARE THE KEY REASONS TO JOIN IAU?

- The most representative association of higher education institutions and their associations with more than 650 members in some 120 countries;
- A UNESCO partner, uniquely positioned to collaborate with many international organizations;
- A key source of expertise in four strategic priorities:

LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONALIZATION SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY




WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
EXPAND YOUR REACH

DEVELOP YOUR GLOBAL NETWORK



- Make use of IAU extensive network to form new partnerships
- Attend IAU global events at a discounted registration fee with a large audience of international experts
- Contribute to IAU working groups, seminars and expert meetings

INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY



- Make your institution stand out in WHED
- Promote your initiatives on IAU’s website and specialized portals
- Host and be a speaker at IAU international conferences, seminars and workshops
- Have your publications referenced in HEDBIB


BENEFIT FROM TAILOR-MADE SERVICES

GET ADVANCED ACCESS TO IAU KNOWLEDGE HUB



- WHED: the reference global database, on systems, credentials and institutions worldwide
- HEDBIB: the International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education
- Peer-reviewed journal Higher Education Policy (HEP)
- IAU Horizons, a bi-annual magazine debating current higher education issues
- IAU Global Survey report on Internationalization

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ADVISORY SERVICES & TRAINING



- ISAS 2.0: Internationalization Strategies Advisory service for institutions, individuals or national governments or organizations

- LGEU - Leading Globally Engaged Universities: the IAU unique professional development programme

- IAU site visits to higher education institutions implementing innovative technological solutions to improve quality or widen access to higher education


MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

GET INVOLVED IN IAU’S DECISION MAKING



- Get actively involved in IAU governance
- Use the right to vote at the Quadrennial General Conferences
- Stand for election as an Administrative Board Member
- Design and implement the IAU 4-year Strategic plan

INFLUENCE GLOBAL DEBATES



- Have your interests represented at multilateral organizations, such as Council of Europe, UNESCO, ECOSOC and OECD
- Make use of IAU policy statements in your advocacy efforts
- Share your views with a global audience at IAU events
- Publish articles in IAU Horizons or HEP




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