International Association of Universities

Building a worldwide higher education community

IAU 2011 International Conference

Strategies for Securing Equity in Access and Success in Higher Education

The IAU 2011 International Conference was hosted by Kenyatta University (KU) in Nairobi, Kenya.  It examined the extent to which government and institutional policies and programs around the world seek and succeed in responding to the imperative of increasing equitable access and success in higher education. The goals are clear and easily stated. Achieving the objectives is far more complex and requires clarity of purpose, shared commitment, adequate resources and expertise and time.

This Conference focused on policy considerations, including the ways in which success are defined, the links between higher education choices and the needs of societies, the reasons why so often the notion of wider participation is pitted against the notion of quality of education, among other issues.