International Association of Universities

Building a worldwide higher education community

5th Global Meeting of Associations (GMA V)

Institutional Diversity in Higher Education: Advantage or Threat for Associations?


Every two years, a GMA is organized in order to focus on and to discuss specific topics of importance for higher education organizations. 

GMAs are organized exclusively for heads of national, regional and international higher education organizations and networks.

These meetings are relatively small gatherings of peers and thus represent an excellent networking opportunity and a unique platform for initiating collaboration while comparing notes on a variety of topics.

The GMA V was organized in cooperation with the Northern Consortium of UK Universities and three major topics framed the discussions:

1. Institutional Diversity and Excellence

2. Institutional Diversity: a Tool for Collaboration in International Competition

3. Developing Diversity and Distinctiveness: a Response to Downsizing and/or Expansion