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- European specificities: reflections from the 6th IAU Global Survey
Giorgio Marinoni and Margaret Harris 02 April 2024

- Present and Future of Internationalization of Higher Education: Insights from the Sixth IAU Global Survey
Giorgio Marinoni, Hilligje van’t Land and Hans de Wit March 2024!/action/getPdfOfArticle/articleID/3832/productID/29/filename/article-id-3832.pdf


- A new kind of internationalisation to help achieve SDGs
Isabel Toman, Giorgio Marinoni and Margaret Harris 04 November 2023

- Education for sustainable development – Changing paradigms
Nic Mitchell 16 September 2023

- Are North American HE institutions truly globally engaged?
Giorgio Marinoni and Gerardo Blanco 1 August 2023

- Student mobility – How to bridge the research-practice gap
Alenka Flander, Eleonora Erittu and Giorgio Marinoni 18 March 2023

- SDGs: Study urges universities to see students as resource
Kalinga Seneviratne 17 March 2023

- Survey shows universities accelerating action for SDGs
Brendan O’Malley 11 February 2023


- University social responsibility and the SDGs
Brendan O’Malley 08 October 2022

- Six reasons to attend the IAU 16th General Conference in Dublin!
23 August 2022

- Commonwealth Education Report with paper by Pam Fredman, President, International Association of Universities (IAU) and Hilligje van‘t Land, Secretary General, IAU on The Impacts of COVID-19 on Higher Education

- IAU in NAFSA magazine – Trendspotting 2022 “What’s next for International Education ? “


- The Handbook of International Higher Education Second Edition Edited by Betty Leask, Darla K. Deardorff, Hans de Wit and Harvey Charles is now available at
Eva Egron-Polak, IAU Senior Fellow and former Secretary General and Giorgio Marinoni, IAU Manager HE and Internationalization wrote a chapter on “Regional Approaches to the Internationalization of Higher Education

- An article discussing the results of the “Evaluation Survey of the Internationalization Strategy Advisory Services (ISAS) on Participating Institutions” conducted by IAU and CIHE Boston College was published in Internationalisation of Higher Education – Policy and Practice a peer reviewed journal for Internationalization, policy makers and higher education leaders, published by DUZ Academic Publishers DOI:

-  A whole-institution approach towards sustainability: a crucial aspect of higher education’s individual and collective engagement with the SDGs and beyond
Katrin Kohl, Charles Hopkins, Matthias Barth, Gerd Michelsen, Jana Dlouhá, Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi, Isabel Toman, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print., October 2021

-  Beware unequal impact of international student enrolments is an article published by IAU in collaboration with EAIE which discusses the impact of COVID-19 on international student enrolment. The article is based on the results of two surveys conducted by the two association. The article is available at the following link:, University World News, 2 October 2021

-  Why higher education must develop democratic competences, paper by Sjur Bergan, head of the Council of Europe’s Education Department and a long-time member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group and Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary general, International Association of Universities.
“Higher education fosters a culture of democracy through the transversal competences it develops in all its students, the way in which institutions are run, how the members of the academic community interact and how higher education institutions see themselves and behave as actors in society at large. It must be fostered on, as well as off, campus. It must be fostered through a whole institution approach and it must permeate the way higher education institutions as well as individual members of the academic community engage in and with broader society.”, University World News, 18 September

- Giorgio Marinoni, IAU Manager HE and Internationalization, in collaboration with Ekaterina Minaeva, Analyst, Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation, wrote a chapter titled “Global Collaboration for Global Solution in Academia: Opportunities and Challenges” for the book
COVID-19 and Higher Education in the Global Context: Exploring Contemporary Issues and Challenges (2021) published by STAR Scholars Network.
The book is freely available for download at:

-  Gendered Impacts of the Pandemic in the context of Higher Education globally , paper by Pam Fredman, President, International Association of Universities and former Rector Gothenburg University, Sweden, delivered at the EWORA 7th Conference, June 2021

- IAU interviewed for the magazine Nature, see: How COVID-19 has stomped on scientists’ travel plans by Chris Woolston:, 21 May.

- The Fight for Diverse, Inclusive, Antiracist and Just Democracies: it requires disruptive change in higher education’s values, use of resources and privileged place in many societies, write KerryAnn O’Meara, Ahmed Bawa, Hugo Garcia, Ira Harkavy, Rita Hodges and Hilligje Van’t Land in Inside Higher Education, 4 May.

- Sarah Grillo, Giorgio Marinoni and Hans de Wit
Strategy advice aids international HE policy decisions, 10 April.

- HE must help build a more sustainable, democratic future, Sjur Bergan, Tony Gallagher, Ira Harkavy, Ronaldo Munck and Hilligje van’t Land
University World News:, 07 April.

- Higher education is part of the Agenda 2030 ecosystem, paper by Nic Mitchel, reporting on joint IAU ACU and AUF Webinar Taking charge now: a pivotal year for higher education and Agenda 2030 on, 25 March.

- Higher Education’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Building a More Sustainable and Democratic Future, Book coedited by IAU, the Council of Europe et al. published as part of the Council of Europe Higher Education Book series. It includes 31 chapters by more than 40 authors across the globe of which many are contributed by IAU Members. The book was launched during a series of dedicated webinars, see:

- African universities asked to join global [IAU] COVID survey, by Eve Ruwoko, UWN, -, 5 March

- Pam Fredman, IAU President and Giorgio Marinoni, IAU Manager HE and Internationalization wrote a paper for the EURIE 2021 (3-5 March) conference proceedings on “IAU’s Mission and Vision over Time and into the Future” which is freely available here

- University on a mission to help people change their lives, by Siphosethu Nxumalo, UWN. The paper reports on a webinar on ’How can universities improve their social impact?’, available on the University World News YouTube Channel here. The webinar was held on 27 January, with 2,200 registered participants. The panel speakers were Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General of the International Association of Universities; Lorlene Hoyt, executive director of the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities; Maha Haidar Makki, director of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the American University of Beirut, and Maryam Mohiuddin, founder and director of the Social Innovation Lab, Lahore, Pakistan.-, 11 February


- Hilligje Van’t Land and Giorgio Marinoni
Experts in the field of international education spoke about new trends and the future of physical and virtual student mobility, RANEPA website [25 December 2020]

- Sandra Guarin Tarquino, Guillermo Parra and Isabel Toman
Thinking globally and acting locally: Implementing the SDGs in higher education institutions and their associations. A collaborative experience (Pensando global y actuando local: Implementación de los ODS en las instituciones de educación superior y sus asociaciones. Una experiencia de colaboración), in the journal: “Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS)” by UNESCO IESALC (Translation: Higher Education and Society), Dec 16, 2020

- Giorgio Marinoni and Hilligje van’t Land
Consequences of COVID-19 on Future Society: Some Reflections from the Higher Education Sector, in Interfaculty – Journal of interdisciplinary Research in Human and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba (Japan), Vol 10 (2020): Resonance [Special Issue 2019-2020], pp. 165-173

- Giorgio Marinoni and Hilligje van’t Land.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Higher Education. In: International Higher Education, no. 102, Special issue 2020

- Giorgio Marinoni and Hilligje van’t Land
Covid-19: Una Crisi que Condueix a una Major Desigualtat en la Internacionalització o una Oportunitat per fer-la Més Igualitària, Etica i Justa? In: 360 upf (University Pompeu Fabra), no. 7, 2020.

- Stefanie Mallow and Hilligje van’t Land
Integrating Sustainable Development into the Whole Institution: Can the SDGs Bridge the GAP? In: Teaching and Learning Strategies for Sustainable Development (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 19), Sengupta, E., Blessinger, P. and Yamin, T.S. (Ed.) Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 107-122, 2020.

- Hans de Wit, Eva Egron-Polak, Madeleine Green and Giorgio Marinoni
Global Trends in Internationalisation: The 5th Global Survey of the International Association of Universities. In: Internationalisation of Higher Education - Policy and Practice, no. 1/2020 (Supp. 37, I-2020).

- Joanna Newman, Slim Khalbous and Hilligje van’t Land
Higher education is Key to Building Back Better Post-COVID. In: University World News, 31 October 2020.

- Lucie Weissova, Giorgio Marinoni and Joana Ribau Leite
Students: The Missing Perspective on the COVID Experience. In: University World News, 19 September 2020.

- Giorgio Marinoni and Hans de Wit
A Severe Risk of Growing Inequality Between Universities. In: University World News, 8 June 2020.

- Ira Harkavy, Sjur Bergan, Tony Gallagher and Hilligje van’t Land
Universities Must Help Shape the Post-COVID-19 World. In: University World News, 18 April 2020.

-  Isabel Toman, Stefanie Mallow and Hilligje van’t Land
Cooperation Needed to Push Sustainable Development Agenda. In: University World News, 21 March 2020.


- Pam Fredman
The Local Mission of Higher Education: A Global View. In: The Local Mission of Higher Education: Principles and Practice, Sjur Bergan, Ira Harkavy and Ronaldo Munch (Eds.), Dublin: Glasnevin Publishing, pp. 115-121, 2019.

- Giorgio Marinoni and Hans de Wit
Is Strategic Internationalization a Reality?. In: International Higher Education, no. 98, pp. 12-13, 2019.

- Giorgio Marinoni and Hans de Wit
Is Inequality in Internationalisation of HE on the Rise? In: University World News, 8 June 2019.

- Giorgio Marinoni, Eva Egron-Polak and Madeleine Green
A Changing View of the Benefits of HE Internationalisation. In: University World News, 1 February 2019.

- Giorgio Marinoni and Hans de Wit
Is Internationalisation Creating Inequality in Higher Education? In: University World News, 11 January 2019.


- Eva Egron-Polak, Giorgio Marinoni
Lessons About Internationalisation of Higher Education Learned from the Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service of the International Association of Universities. In: Internationalisation of Higher Education - Policy and Practice, no. 1/2018 (Supp. 29, I, 2018).

- Eva Egron-Polak
Why Bother with Values in Higher Education? In: Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional, v.19 no.1, p. 3 – 6, Jan./Jun. 2018.

- Hilligje van’t Land and Stefanie Mallow
(Higher) Education for Sustainable Development: A Global Perspective with an Arctic Touch. In: Shared Voices - The UArctic Magazine, pp. 38-39, 2018.

- Laura Rumbley, Hilligje van’t Land and Juliette Becker
Higher Education Leadership Training: Global Maps and Gaps. In: International Higher Education, v. 2, no. 93, pp. 4 – 6, Spring 2018.


-  Eva Egron-Polak and Fanta Aw
Dialogue for Improved Internationalization of Higher Education. In: Educación Superior y Sociedad, v. 21, no. 21, pp. 79 – 92, 2017.

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