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  • Welcome to IAU New website

    IAU is proud to welcome you on its brand new website showcasing more efficiently IAU activities and partnerships. It also provides more visibility for IAU members’ latest initiatives.

    Navigate to discover IAU:
    - Strategic priorities
    - Membership
    - Latest publications
    - Global events

  • 5th Global Survey on Internationalization

    On Friday 17 November 2017, the IAU Secretary General, Hilligje Van’t Land and the Rector of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Jean-Paul de Gaudemar, signed a Memorandum of Understanding detailing the contribution of AUF to the development of the IAU 5th Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education. AUF will help disseminate the questionnaire in the Francophone world and will translate the final report into French. The IAU is very pleased with this cooperation as it will allow to increase the visibility of this important survey, which will help understand the importance and significance of internationalization of higher education world round. This Memorandum of Understanding is an initial step which will lead to a deeper collaboration between both Associations.

  • IAU Global Meeting of Associations & International Conference took place in Ghana in October

    IAU 2017 International Conference and Global Meeting of Associations (GMA) ended after a week of fruitful discussions on challenges relating to funding of higher education. 170 people coming from 45 countries took part in these events hosted by the University of Ghana in Accra.

    The GMA offered the opportunity to 70 representatives from Associations of Universities to share their specific challenges through group discussions.
    During the conference, the speakers presented views from different countries and higher education systems to 170 representatives of higher education institutions around the globe.

    Discover more on the conference website including programme and speakers presentations.

    Take a look at the pictures of the Global Meeting of Associations and IAU International Conference.

    Contact: Trine Jensen

  • Apply now to the Bellagio Center Writing Residency!

    IAU is pleased to offer its members a unique opportunity to expand their work and put forward the value of academics’ contributions to the development of society.

    IAU supports the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Academic Writing Residency Programme which welcomes scholars, researchers, professors, and scientists from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines and geographies, during a month in a serene and stimulating environment, combining uninterrupted individual day-time and evenings spent with innovative practitioners, writers and artists.

    The call for application is now open until 1 December 2017 for residencies in 2018 and early 2019.

    Take your chance! Contact us for more information to Juliette Becker.

  • New IAU Publication: Higher Education Paving the Way to Sustainable Development

    The IAU launches the report of its 2016 global survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD).

    With this publication, the International Association of Universities wants to underline the key role higher education plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By sharing knowledge and promoting international cooperation, the IAU aims at supporting and inspiring higher education leaders to develop HESD strategies. The findings of this publication are based on an IAU survey conducted in 2016, in which 120 higher education institutions worlwide took part. The results underline that universites are involved in sustainable development and integrate it in their strategic development plans. However, there is still room for progress. In the publication, you will find inspiring sustainability initiatives undertaken by IAU Members worlwide. Get inspired and commit to the SDGs!

    Download the publication and share it with your networks!

  • ISAS (2.0) “Achieving Comprehensive Internationalization” at Cardiff Metropolitan University

    Cardiff Metropolitan University is the first institution that will be awarded the ISAS (2.0) “Comprehensive Internationalization” badge. The decision was taken after the positive opinion expressed by the Expert Panel that accomplished a site visit to institution on 9 - 11 October 2017. The Expert Panel was chaired by Dr. Madeleine Green, IAU Senior Fellow and included Tim Gore, Chief Executive Officer, University of London Institute in Paris, Eva Egron-Polak, IAU Senior Fellow and Giorgio Marinoni, IAU Manager, HE and Internationalization Policy and Projects. The Expert Panel provided the institution with a final report underlying the accomplishment achieved and suggesting improvements for the future. The badge will be officially awarded to the institution during the 2018 IAU international conference.

  • Call for applications for the position of Deputy Secretary General

    IAU is pleased to announce the opening of a call for applications for the position of Deputy Secretary General. The person to be hired will work in close collaboration with Dr van‘t Land, IAU Secretary General. The Deputy Secretary General will collaborate on the development, implementation and coordination of the ongoing and theme-focused activities of the Secretariat as well as the overall management of personnel. To learn more about this position, please read the full Call for Applications, available here.

  • Call for papers next issue IAU Horizons, December 2017

    Theme: the next issue of the magazine focuses on Academic Freedom and University Autonomy under Threat.
    Contributions: Authors interested in contributing a paper are invited to submit a proposal including a three line description of the focus of the paper they would wish to contribute.
    Deadlines for Abstracts: 29 September 2017
    Deadlines for Full paper (700 words max. magazine style): 23 October 2017
    Contact: Juliette Becker

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