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  • XXXII Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum - Launch of the MCU 2020

    The new Magna Charta Universitatum MCU 2020 will be launched on June 16-17, in a special virtual signing ceremony and online conference that will explore how the values and responsibilities laid out in the MCU 2020 address challenges and pressures universities are facing today.
    Featured presentations include:
    "Environmental changes and the challenges of the future: a global perspective" – Jamil Salmi, former World Bank Tertiary Education Coordinator, with a response from Michael Ignatieff, President & Rector – Central European University
    "The new Magna Charta – how can it bring benefit to universities and to society" – Patrick Deane, President MCO Governing Council and member MCU 2020 Drafting Group
    "What the new MCU means for students" – Tamires Gomes Sampaio, Member MCU 2020 Drafting Group
    Eva Egron-Polak and Hilligje vat Land, respectively former and current Secretary General of the International Association of Universities are also among the speakers.
    We invite you to read the programme, join fellow university leaders, academics, students and professionals from around the world in this very special event and register here




  • University of Tehran - 2nd KANS Scientific Competition

    As a partner of the program, the University of Tehran and its Secretariat for the Advancement of Science and Technology in the World of Islam (SASTIW) invite participations to the 2nd KANS Scientific Competition. Submit 3 to 5 minute video of your scientific works and solutions related to the following fields of competition:

    • Transportation
    • Economics, Banking 1 Finance
    • Health and MedTech
    • Water, Environment & Energy
    • Information & Communication Technology.

    Submission deadline : 5 August, 2021. Contact : Kans@mstfdn.org. Please refer to the PDF Poster below for more details.




  • Launch of the MECCE Project’s Regional Hub Network

    The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education (MECCE) Project is delighted to announce the formal launch of its Regional Hub network. The Regional Hub network is one the MECCE Project’s key initiatives for ensuring the project has an impact in a variety of regional and cultural contexts.
    Learn about the MECCE Project and explore the strengths, opportunities, and considerations your region brings to the CCE landscape. Regional Hub membership is open to anyone with an interest in achieving climate change communication and education and anyone may attend any Regional Hub meeting, so you are welcome to register through the links below:

    Europe: June 10, 3pm CET https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mecce-project-european-regional-hub-launch-tickets-154464662965
    Australasia: June 15, 8am IST https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mecce-project-australasian-regional-hub-launch-tickets-154462085255
    Africa: June 17, 4pm SAST https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mecce-project-african-regional-hub-launch-tickets-154465407191
    Canada: June 17, 12pm EDT https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mecce-project-canadian-regional-hub-launch-tickets-154465102279
    Americas: June 22, 1pm EDT https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mecce-project-americas-regional-hub-launch-tickets-154468165441

    IAU is a partner in the MECCE project. Learn more about the project here




  • Antonine University celebrated it’s 25 anniversary

    On 15 May, Antonine University (AU), a Lebanese Catholic institution, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a mass held in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Seeds (Hadat-Baabda campus). Live-streamed on social media, the ceremony was celebrated by Father Maroun Abou Jaoudé, AU Chancellor. During the ceremony, Father Jalakh, Rector of AU drew attention to the fact that in less than three decades, the University has managed to carve out a place for itself in the club of the best Lebanese universities, although many challenges still remain. Read more : https://ua.edu.lb/french/actualites-et-evenements/actualites/l-ua-fete-avec-humilite-et-dans-la-dignite-son-25e-anniversaire




  • University of Groningen - Summer School on Illicit Trade

    The University of Groningen invites applications for the Summer School on Illicit Trade that they will be organising online from 5-9 July 2021, in cooperation with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). The Summer School includes academic and practical learning about illicit finance, trafficking, and trade, and expert examination into strategies and practices about how to combat illicit trade. This course is the first of its kind in teaching illicit trade in a holistic and practically useful way.
    A scholarship programme has been created to contribute to the diversity and the inclusivity of the Summer School for students coming from least-developed and developing countries. More details on the scholarship eligibility and application procedure can be found at the following link.




  • IAU New Members in May 2021

    This month, we are pleased to welcome:

    Two new Members:

    Erasmus Student Network, Belgium
    Collegium Civitas, Poland

    One rejoining Member:
    Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

    IAU thanks them for joining the Association and for their engagement toward the Higher Education Community.
    For more information about becoming an IAU member please refer to the IAU Membership page




  • ACA Think Pieces May 2021

    On 28 May, ACA published the May Think Piece on Supporting higher education institutions to develop strategic plans for more inclusive mobilities. Both authors Valérie Van Hees, Coordinator, and Dominique Montagnese, Inclusive mobility expert, are from the Support Centre for Inclusive Higher Education (SIHO), Belgium. In this article, the authors point to the need for more concrete objectives and action from national systems and make the case for more data collection and impact assessments on underrepresented students. In order to begin remedying the divide between inclusion-related mobility ambitions and realities, the piece ends with frameworks and focused reflection as starting points for designing and updating inclusion strategies and building institutional communities. The article is part of the ACA Think Piece series Inclusion in International Higher Education: European Perspectives & Insights.




  • Vacancy Announcement : Rector of the United Nations University

    The United Nations University (UNU) in Japan has launched a call for the position of Rector and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. The term of the current Rector of the UNU, Dr. David M. Malone, will expire on 28 February 2023, and the selected candidate would be expected to take up his/her position on 1 March 2023. The initial appointment will be for a five-year term, with the possibility of a second term. Candidates may submit their applications until 15 July 2021 and applications should be sent to the UNU Rectorship Nominating Committee at rectorship@unu.edu.
    More information on the application can be found here. The complete call for candidacies is attached below.




  • University of Oslo - Call for papers in the field of green criminology in Africa

    The Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo launches a call for papers about a topic of free choice connected with terrestrial or marine environmental conflict, destruction and/or resistance in Africa and invites African scholars from African Universities to contribute.

    If you are interested, please send an abstract of between 120 and 200 words as soon as possible to guest editors: David R. Goyes: d.r.goyes@jus.uio.no (University of Oslo, Norway) and Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood: imoy1@st-andrews.ac.uk (University of St Andrews, UK).(latest 1 July 2021)
    Read more at : https://www.jus.uio.no/ikrs/english/about/news/2021/call-for-paper-goyes.html

    Timeline
    Contributors send abstracts: 1 July 2021
    Selected authors receive an invitation: 1 August 2021
    First drafts from contributors to editors: 1 December 2021
    Articles with comments from editors to contributors: 1 March 2022
    Revised articles from authors to editors: 1 May 2022
    Articles from editors to peer reviewers: 15 May 2022
    Articles from peer reviewers to editors/authors: 1 August 2022
    Revised articles from authors to editors: 1 October 2022
    Last round of comments from editors and revisions from authors: 15 October-1 December 2022
    Articles to IJCJSD: 15 December 2022
    Publication: 1 March 2023.




  • EUA webinar series "Greening in European higher education institutions"

    Save the date for the upcoming EUA webinar series "Greening in European higher education institutions". The three-part event will take place between 31 May and 4 June.
    Higher education institutions are well placed to play a key role in achieving the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda, as well as the European Green Deal. To make the sector’s commitment to environmental sustainability more visible and accessible, EUA recently launched an initiative on greening in higher education institutions. In the spring of 2021, institutions from across the EHEA contributed to a large-scale survey, sharing their approaches and activities in the field.

    The input provided in the survey has great value to European universities and to the broader discussion taking place across Europe on this important topic. Therefore, EUA is pleased to present the preliminary findings during this webinar series, featuring discussions with higher education representatives on the following topics:

    Webinar I - Environmental sustainability and the future of mobility and internationalisation
    31 May, 14.00-15.00 CEST

    Webinar II - The environmental sustainability of learning and teaching
    3 June 2021, 14.00-15.00 CEST

    Webinar III - University strategies and actions for environmental sustainability
    4 June 2021, 14.00-15.00 CEST

    Participation in the webinar series is free of charge and open to anyone interested. Registrations will remain open until the start of each event.
    The topic of environmental sustainability will also be featured in a range of other EUA activities in parallel to the EU’s Green Week, from 31 May to 4 June 2021.

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