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  • 17-20 October - IAU Global Meeting of associations & International Conference in Ghana

    The IAU 2017 International Conference and Global Meeting of Associations (GMA) are taking place from 17 to 20 october in accra, Ghana. Both events will address: Leadership for a changing public-private higher education funding landscape IAU has a very interesting programme linned up with speakers from around the world.

    The conference is hosted by the University of Ghana and in partnership with the Association of African Universities (AAU),
    Call for posters: IAU invites IAU Members to share their institutional experiences in relation to the theme by displaying a poster during the IAU 2017 International Conference. Please click here for more detailed information.

    Please visit the Conference and the GMA website for detailed programme and registration:

    Contact: Trine Jensen (

  • 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

  • ISAS 2.0- Strengthening Internationalization in Cardiff

    IAU is providing advisory services on Internationalisation strategy at the University of Cardiff.

    ISAS 2.0 program was created to support universities and governements take full advantage of globalisation.

  • New IAU Publication on Higher Education & the SDGS

    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!

  • 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.

  • 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 at

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