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  • 6th IAU Global Survey on internationalization launched!

    The IAU has officially launched the 6th iteration of the Global Survey on Internationalization: The Future of Internationalization of Higher Education!

    The success of the Global Survey depends on the participation of universities and other Higher Education Institutions around the world.
    Take this occasion to share your perspective on internationalization in a new era and contribute to a major global research project.
    The sixth IAU Global Survey is an institutional survey. For this reason, only one comprehensive answer is needed per institution which represents the perspective of the institution as a whole. Therefore, we invite you to see this as a project and to coordinate internally before replying to the survey.

    In order to gather the necessary information before replying to the online survey, you can use the PDF version of the questionnaire.

    Once you have gathered all necessary information, you can reply to the online survey HERE

    The deadline to complete the survey is Friday 31 March 2023

    Read more about the survey HERE, or contact IAU Internationalization Manager Giorgio Marinoni for more information.

  • Join our team!

    >>> IAU Job Vacancy_Communication and Media Officer

    This is particularly exciting time to be joining the IAU Secretariat.
    Reporting directly to the IAU Secretary-General/Executive Director, the position of Communication and Media Officer works directly with all IAU staff across a wide range of activities.
    The successful candidate will develop, coordinate and implement IAU’s overall communication strategy reaching out to its Members and the world of higher education more generally.
    This overall aim is to communicate IAU’s relevance and strengthen IAU’s outreach, brand and visibility across the global higher education sector and beyond.

    For more information, download the description here.

    Contract: Permanent position
    Deadline for application: 20 February 2023
    Working hours: 35 hours a week
    Workspace: shared offices, in Paris

  • IAU 2023 International Conference

  • IAU Horizons - Call for papers

    The world we are living in has changed significantly over the past few years. Transformations are due to multiple factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical changes, social movements demanding more equitable living conditions and rights, fast technological developments impacting society and a renewed sense of urgency in the quest for sustainable development. The new reality has had an important impact on internationalization of higher education which continues to transform.

    Against this backdrop, the In Focus section of the next edition of IAU Horizons is devoted to the theme: The Future of Internationalization in a Changing World.

    IAU invites leaders of higher education and experts in internationalization from all regions of the world to contribute to this debate about the future of internationalization and to present their views on how internationalization is transforming and the consequences for the future of higher education.

    Please submit your abstract (max 150 words) by 15 January 2023. Click here to submit your abstract.

    The articles are short opinion pieces of a maximum of 800 words. The retained authors will be notified by 20 January and the deadline for the submission of the article is 20 February 2023.

    Contact: Trine Jensen orGiorgio Marinoni

  • Internship opportunities at IAU

    Here you can find a internship opening at the IAU Secretariat.


    IAU HESD Initiatives

    Reporting to the IAU Programme Officer, the successful candidate will be invited to work on a series of projects developed by the IAU and the IAU driven initiatives in the field of Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD), in particular engagement of the IAU HESD Cluster Network and content creation for the IAU HESD Portal.

    For more information, download the call for applications here.

    Start date: 1 February (or later) 2023, duration 4 – 6 months
    Workplace: UNESCO House in Paris
    Application deadline: 8 January 2023 - 11:59PM CET

  • The IAU 16th General Conference took place in Dublin in October. Discover the Conference outcomes

    The 16th IAU General Conference took place at University College Dublin, Ireland, on 25 – 28 October. 2022 IAU was pleased to welcome over 300 participants from all world regions, 86 countries, 131 institutions and organisations to this event.

    IAU, the global voice of higher education, called on its Members and the extended global higher education community to rethink and reimagine higher education for the future.

    We are very pleased to announce that a new IAU Administrative Board 2022-2026 was elected.
    Learn more here.

    Discover the photos from the event #IAUDublin2022 at this link.

    Learn more about the 16th IAU General Conference}

  • New IAU Policy Statement

    During a time that has seen an unprecedented acceleration of digital transformation at universities around the world, the IAU is pleased to announce the official endorsement of the new IAU Policy Statement on Transforming Higher Education in a Digital World for the Global Common Good at the IAU 16th General Conference (25-28 October 2022).

    This Policy Statement outlines essential values and principles that must underpin the digital transformation. The work on the policy statement began in 2018 when an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) was established, bringing together experts and Administrative Board members from different regions of the world. This group steered the development of the statement, with numerous exchanges on priorities to be outlined and the essential values and principles common to all, irrespective of backgrounds and local contexts.

    The Policy Statement has gone through an extensive consultative process from a Membership consultation where all IAU Members were invited to provide comments and feedback, to consultation with student leaders and associations to ensure that student perspectives were well addressed; we are grateful to all those who took part and contributed to the development of the Policy Statement.

    In brief, IAU will continue to nurture a shared commitment to build a humanistic, ethical, inclusive and purpose-based digital transformation of higher education for the global common good and the Policy Statement will guide the work of the IAU in the area of digital transformation as part of its new Strategy 2030.

    Click here to read the Policy Statement.

    Contact: Trine Jensen

  • The latest issue of IAU Horizons

    IAU is pleased to announce the release the new edition of IAU Horizons (vol 27, n° 2). The first part of the magazine contains information about IAU initiatives, events and strategic priorities. The In Focus section is devoted to the theme of the IAU 16th General Conference: Relevance and Value of Universities to Future Society.

    Authors from all regions of the world, representing different institutions and organizations, have accepted this bold challenge of outlining what they believe is essential for the future of universities. The collection of 22 articles brings together a variety of different perspectives, ideas and challenges. It presents priorities and solutions from multiple angles, yet what they all share is the unwavering belief that universities constitute an essential pillar in society.

    They demonstrate the complex and intertwined processes that take place simultaneously and contribute to the continuous shaping of higher education. They offer thought-provoking perspectives and warn us that the overarching value of higher education in society reveals itself in demonstrating not only what universities are good at, but what they are good for. Although the challenges and solutions may be different from one institution to another, from one country to another, the collection of these diverse voices gives us ample indication of what is at stake for the future of higher education.

    Download the electronic version of the magazine here.

    The hard copy is sent to all IAU Members

    Contact: Trine Jensen

  • MRU Honorary Doctorate Awarded to IAU President Prof. Dr. Fredman

    The Senate of Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) has agreed to confer an honorary doctorate to International Association of Universities (IAU) President Prof. Dr. Pam Fredman, IAU President.

    The MRU Honorary Doctorate is awarded for a significant contribution to increasing the role of higher education in the processes of strengthening democracy and sustainable development of society, forming an education and science policy based on humanism, promoting equal opportunities for all to pursue education, reducing regional and social segregation in education and in the field of science.

    Read more

  • IAU Updates - EAIE Conference, 2022 MCO and the TES next week

    EAIE Conference in Barcelona

    As a facilitator and promoter of internationalization in the higher education sector, IAU participated in several sessions at the EAIE 2022 Conference in Barcelona on 13-16 September.

    Giorgio Marinoni, Manager, HE and Internationalization, joined Maia Gelashvili, CIHE - Boston College, and Adriana Marroquin Rodriguez, OISE, University of Toronto, in the session The future of internationalisation after Covid-19 on 15 September.
    EAIE Conference 13-16 September

    Dr van‘t Land, IAU Secretary General, joined one of the EAIE 2022 Critical Conversations: When values collide on Thursday 15 September.

    2022 MCO International Conference

    The Magna Charta Observatory’s yearly international conference 2022 MCO took place on 14 - 16 September 2022 in Bologna, Italy, with the theme Universities engaging with society in turbulent times. Andreas Corcoran, IAU Deputy Secretary-General, represented the IAU alongside IAU Members and chaired the World Café sessions on University engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals. 2022 MCO coincided with an annual ceremony celebrating the growing number of rectors who have signed the Magna Charta Universitatum. The Magna Charta Observatory’s international conference addresses current challenges in upholding fundamental values and serving society responsibly.

    IAU present at the TES

    The Secretary-General of the United Nations convened the Transforming Education Summit (TES) during the UN General Assembly in New York this month. Trine Jensen, IAU Manager, Digital Transformation and Higher Education, will present in the session: Transforming Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The SDG Academy organized the session in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Ireland and Ghana. IAU also participated in the TES Pre-Summit at the UNESCO headquarters in June.

    Also in New York, this time at Columbia University, the SDSN Leadership Council Meeting: Tech Innovation for Education and Training, a hybrid event, will take place on 19 September. Trine Jensen will be one of the panellists at this event, moderated by Patrick Paul Walsh, Vice President of Education and Director of the SDG Academy at UN SDSN and Professor at IAU Member UCD, Ireland.

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