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Membership benefits & commitments

The International Association of Universities counts around 700 universities and associations of universities, based in some 130 countries. Join this growing global Higher Education Community.

What are the key reasons to join?
  • Be part of a global organization underpinned by values
  • Benefit from an international network
  • Participate in global sharing events as a full member
  • Receive regular comprehensive overview on higher education developments worldwide
  • Benefit from discount rates for IAU Advisory services and training programmes
  • Boost your visibility using IAU communication channels
  • Be nominated by IAU for UNESCO prizes
  • Become eligible to the IAU Administrative Board .... Read more

How to get involved?
  • Advocate for IAU vision and values
  • Get involved in IAU projects
  • Share information with others through IAU Lynx, HESD Portal, and other dedicated thematic webpages
  • Use and promote IAU policy statements
  • Read and disseminate IAU publications
  • Host IAU events
  • Take part in IAU Administrative board elections


The IAU counts four different categories of Members. >> JOIN IAU

Benefits Institutions Organizations* Affiliates Associates
Be associated to the principles and values IAU upholds
Discount registration fee for IAU International Conferences
Discount registration fee for the IAU biennial Global Meeting of Associations (GMA)
Invitation to speak at IAU Conferences
Right to vote and stand for election as President and as an Administrative Board Member at the Quadrennial General Conferences
Use of IAU logo to indicate affiliation to the Association
Receive preferential invitations to take part in targeted activities, workshops, seminars and expert meetings
Opportunity to participate in IAU Working Groups on priority themes
IAU Consultation for expert advice in its areas of work
Advanced access to the World Higher Education Database (WHED) Portal and 50 % discount on the International Handbook of Universities (IHU)
Subscription to IAU quarterly research journal Higher Education Policy (HEP)
Subscription to IAU Horizons, a thematic bi-annual magazine debating important higher education issues
Subscription to the monthly IAU Lynx , linking to higher education policies, opportunities and news worldwide
Subscription to Highlights from the Press, a monthly selection of articles on higher education in the international press
Advanced access to the International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)
Inclusion of publications in HEDBIB
Dissemination of organizational news on the IAU website in “News from Members’”
Discount price for the IAU Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education report

*Please note that while Organizational Members can share information about IAU and their activities with their institutional Members, the organization cannot extent the benefits to their Members.

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