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  • IAU New Member - March 2024

    We are pleased to welcome a new Member:

    The University of Jordan, Jordan

    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 : [https://www.iau-aiu.net/Join-IAU]




  • UDUALC Secretary General will be awarded the prize “Defense of public education”

    Roberto Escalante, IAU Board Member and Secretary General of UDUALC, will be awarded the prize “Defense of public education” by the National University of San Luis in Argentina (UNSL), on 10 May 2024. This recognition is given to personalities who have stood out for their contributions in the academic, scientific, political or cultural fields. Roberto Escalante was distinguished for “his service and fight to prioritize higher education and enhance the concept of public education in Latin America and the Caribbean,” and for being “a reference for the university system.”

    Read more at : http://www.noticias.unsl.edu.ar/19/03/2024/la-unsl-entregara-un-nuevo-premio-defensa-de-la-educacion-publica/ (in Spanish)




  • Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) - Green campus commitment

    PMU prioritizes sustainability through its “Green Campus” initiative, integrating eco-friendly practices, and fostering academic engagement. Following Dr. Issa Al Ansari, President (Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University), "the university has already introduced a great deal of sustainability-minded changes and will be introducing many more all over the PMU campus. The sustainability campaign at PMU reflects the university’s commitment to Saudi Vision 2030 and a prosperous world.”
    Please read the full press release for more details:
    https://apnews.com/press-release/ein-presswire-newsmatics/colleges-and-universities-d757e4c74ab1a6e896287787520a46cb




  • 2024 European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) - Call for contributions

    ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE will organise the 2024 European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) from 14 to 16 November 2024 in Enschede, Netherlands, hosted by University of Twente. Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2024 EQAF, entitled ‘Enhancing education, research and societal engagement through quality assurance’, will combine presentations of current developments in quality assurance (QA) with discussions on research, policy and practice that will take place in paper and practice presentation sessions and workshops.
    As such, the EQAF 2024 Programme Committee invites proposals for papers, workshops and practice presentations.
    The call for contributions welcomes submissions from quality assurance practitioners at higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students, and researchers in the field. The deadline to submit proposals is 23 June 2024.
    EQAF regularly attracts more than 400 participants from the higher education quality assurance community in Europe and beyond.
    Further information about EQAF 2024, including the programme and registration information, will be available in early summer on the event page. If you have any questions, please contact eqaf@eua.eu




  • IAU New Member - February 2024

    We are pleased to welcome a new Member:

    Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan

    IAU thanks them for joining the Association and for their engagement toward the Higher Education.
    For more information about becoming an IAU member please refer to the IAU Membership page : https://www.iau-aiu.net/Members




  • Zhejiang University - 2024 SDG Global Summer School

    Zhejiang University 2024 SDG Global Summer School will take place from July to August on-site. Zhejiang University welcomes students from around the world to the Global Summer School for academic learning and cultural experience opportunities. This two-four week program will allow undergraduate and graduate students to take credit-bearing courses themed on SDGs under the mentorship of prestigious professors from ZJU and partner universities.

    Students will be able to choose 1 among 18 academic modules (more information can be found on our official website: sdg-gss.zju.edu.cn) based on their interests. Each module will provide an in-depth understanding of the most critical issues for a sustainable future through interdisciplinary training, thought-provoking case studies, engaging group work, and hands-on experience. Opportunities for cultural immersion will also be provided through various non-curricular activities such as Chinese culture events, tours around ZJU and Hangzhou, etc.
    The tuition fee for the 2024 SDG Summer School is 6000 RMB. For students from Zhejiang University’s partner universities, we provide a complete waiver of tuition fees.
    Applications will close on Friday, March 15, 2024, 11:59 p.m. (GMT+8). Please see poster attached for more.




  • AAU - Invitation to Join the 2024 International Women’s Day Celebration

    The African Women in Higher Education Network (WoHEN), hosted by the Association of African Universities (AAU) in collaboration with the Women’s University in Africa (WUA), will host a webinar to commemorate the 2024 International Women’s Day. The theme for the celebration is “Invest in Women in African Higher Education: Accelerate Progress.” This webinar will take place on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. GMT to 12:00 p.m. GMT and will provide the platform to highlight the gender inequalities in higher education institutions in Africa, track progress in addressing these, discuss the best possible ways to invest in women, and promote a gender-responsive and inclusive African higher education community. All stakeholders of African higher education, both men and women, are invited to participate in this important and insightful event and to contribute to the key discussions.
    The registration link is available here for reference by our stakeholders – https://tinyurl.com/9d8yt6z9. Read more via the AAU Blog.




  • International Green Gown Awards - Applications are now OPEN

    The International Green Gown Awards, in partnership with Allianz Global Investors, and supported by UN Environment Programme, recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges around the globe. Celebrating their 10th year, applications for 2024 Awards are now open and we invite universities and colleges, worldwide, to put your most innovative and influential sustainability work forward for an International Green Gown Award. Details on how to apply and inspiration from past entries, can be found on the website. With 8 categories to choose from, reward your sustainability journey. Deadline 29 April 2024. Apply now




  • DECODE Project - A Call for Case Studies

    Led by the UNESCO Chair for Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the DECODE Project is looking for case studies of community or Indigenous-led research that has had policy or practice impact
    For more information or to get involved, contact Maéva Gauthier at contact@decodeknowledge.org
    See flyer attached or learn more at the DECODE Project website




  • Prof. Dr. Inga Žalėnienė was elected Rector of Mycolas Romeris University

    In accordance with paragraph 19.7 of the Statute of Mykolas Romeris University and the procedure for organizing the election of the Rector of Mykolas Romeris University by public competition, approved by resolution No. 1UT-5 of the Council on 6 February 2015, the Council of Mykolas Romeris University elected Prof. Dr. Inga Žalėnienė as Rector of the University on 22 February, 2024. The Rector has been elected for a 5-year term and will take office on March 16, 2024.

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