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  • Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between AUF and UNHCR

    The signing of a global Memorandum of Understanding between the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR ) will take place on February 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm Europe Time (Paris, GMT+01:00).
    The event will recognize AUF’s and UNHCR’s mutual commitment to expanding and enhancing access to education and solutions for refugees in pursuit of the objective to achieve enrolment in higher education for 15% of young refugee women and men. This MOU will provide a solid foundation for continued and strengthened collaboration between UNHCR and AUF as they work together to achieve better access to education for refugees around the world.

  • AIUB’s "Folklore 2021 - Symphony of the World" now online

    American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB) would like to thank all the participants who took part to the commemoration of the International Mother Language Day with them by joining Folklore 2021 - Symphony of the World!

    For those who missed out on some of the performances, or just wish to enjoy them again, you can re-watch the program on the official AIUB Facebook page:

  • Association of African Universities - African Private Sector Summit:" Righting the Wrongs of Doing Business in Africa"

    The Association of African Universities (AAU) in collaboration with the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and various partners, is organizing an African Private Sector Summit dubbed, " Righting the Wrongs of Doing Business in Africa", from 8 to 12 March 2021. This is the first of a series of summits which considers issues relating to "Doing Business under the African Continental Free Trade Area".
    Please see attached flyers for summit information and link below for summit website and registration link.

  • American International University - Bangladesh - Folklore 2021-Symphony of the World

    American International University - Bangladesh [AIUB] invites you to the program showcase of "Folklore 2021 - Symphony of the World", that will take place on 21st of February 2021 (Sunday), from 2PM (BST) onwards, on Zoom. This will be an occasion to commemorate the International Mother Language Day and celebrating diversity that unites. Over 30 incredible student performances from 16 esteemed institutions of 9 different countries across the globe will be scheduled. Please find attached, the digital banner, with the details of the program, including the Zoom and Facebook Live links.

  • York University - Call for Globally Networked Learning (GNL) Summer and Fall 2021 Projects

    Globally networked learning (GNL) refers to an approach to research, learning, and teaching that enables students, faculty, and non-academic researchers from different locations around the world to participate in, and collaborate on, knowledge-making processes and concrete research projects.
    In addition to innovative pedagogical approaches, GNL fosters and facilitates intercultural learning and global engagement for both faculties and students.
    To learn more about the project, the GNL team is hosting a workshop on Monday, February 22, 2021, from 10:30 to 11:30 am EST (Toronto). Register via Zoom.

  • UDUAL Webinar: "The universities of the future: Vision 2030

    The Union of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL), the Common Space for Online Higher Education (ECESELI), together with the International Association of Universities (IAU), invite you to join the UDUAL webinar : "The universities of the future: Vision 2030".

    DATE: Monday 15 Ferbruary 2021.
    TIME: 15 févr. 2021 12:00 PM (CST)

    The registration link for the audience is:

  • Boston College - Join the CIHE webinar: The World Bank and Higher Education

    The Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College invites you to join the next CIHE webinar: The World Bank and Higher Education

    Featuring Roberta Malee Bassett (Tertiary Education Lead, World Bank) and Jamil Salmi (former Tertiary Education Lead, World Bank)
    Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST

  • University of Tehran - 8th International Biennial Conference on Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials

    The 8th International Biennial Conference on Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials (UFGNSM2021) will be held during 6th-7th of November 2021 in Tehran. The conference is organized by Center of Excellence for Materials in Low Energy Consumption Technologies (formerly C.E. for high performance Materials), School of Metallurgy and Materials, College of Engineering, University of Tehran in a joint collaboration with University of Trento, Italy. UFGNSM will feature a scientific program of Keynote lectures and invited talks by world-eminent scientists, oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed contributions to share the most recently breaking research development in Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials.

    Materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biomedical scientists, mechanical and electronic engineers, as well as other researchers who are active at the frontiers of this diverse and multidisciplinary field are invited to take this opportunity to join us at this event to exchange ideas, network with scientists from around the world, and hear the latest about various disciplines in ultrafine grained and nanostructured materials. Conference email:
    For further information please visit the Conference Website:

  • Saint-Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics (UMTE) turns 30

    IAU is very pleased to congratulate UMTE on its 30th Anniversary. We are very pleased to count UMTE as an esteemed Member since 2011 and to work with Rector, Prof. Oleg Smechko. Rector Smeshko was elected to the IAU Administrative Board as Deputy Board Member at the IAU 16th General Conference, in Thailand, in 2016.
    Created in 1990, St. Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics (UMTE) is the largest private university in the North-West of Russia, operating under the scientific and methodological guidance of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It implements over 90 educational programs of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies in the following areas: economics, management, public administration, information technologies, law, advertising and PR, marketing, linguistics, hotel business and tourism, personnel management, psychology and pedagogy etc.
    The university has introduced an effective system of life-long learning education under the programs of college, undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and additional education. Modern technologies, distance and online learning are actively used in studies at UMTE. The university has over 12000 students, including more than 1000 international students.
    The university has rich experience in international cooperation with more than 70 partners abroad, including the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, the Netherlands, USA, Finland, France and other countries. UMTE students and teachers are actively involved in academic mobility programs. The university implements international educational and research projects.
    In 2020, the University organized a year full of festivities, special events and greetings from partners, colleagues and friends. Due to the pandemic most events were connected to the activities on overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Spring 2020 UMTE successfully transformed its studies to online mode. During the virtual enrollment campaign the university managed to increase the number of students that proves high quality of studies and managerial processes.
    A movie created on the occasion of the 30-year anniversary of UMTE, including more than 100 interviews of UMTE administration, federal, regional and local authorities, its students and graduates, regional and international partners: (in the Russian language) is available online at:

  • Zhejiang University calls IAU members for participation in research project survey

    Zhejiang University is conducting a new research project on international university alliances and invites IAU members to participate in a survey. This project seeks to analyse good practices and lessons for creating and managing international university alliances. It is led by Director LI Min of the Office of Global Engagement and funded by the China Association of Higher Education (CAHE). Deadline for participation : March 4, 2021.
    To participate, please click on the following link:

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