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IAU Horizons, the Association's news and information magazine is addressed primarily to IAU Member Institutions and Organizations, but is also sent to a selected audience beyond the IAU Membership such as Ministries of Higher Education, international organizations, national and regional associations of universities and others.

Published three times a year, each issue is devoted to a special 'In Focus' topic of interest and debate for the higher education community worldwide.

Each issue also features the following sections: IAU Activities, upcoming events and specific projects the IAU has undertaken; IAU Collaboration and Networking; Membership News; New Publications; and a global Calendar of Events.

IAU Horizons is available in paper format in English and French and electronically.

IAU Horizons 20, 1&2 visuel

IAU Horizons, vol. 20, no.1&2


Message from the Secretary General

Important IAU dates: Mark your Calendars!

IAU in Peru

  • Report on the IAU 2014 International Conference, Iquitos, and next steps
  • Report on IAU Board Meeting
  • Around the World with the Board

IAU Projects and activities

IAU Collaboration and Networking

IAU Membership News and news from Members

In Focus : ICTs in education : evolution or revolution?

  • Introduction, by Hilligje van‘t Land, IAU Director Membership and Programme Development
  • Can MOOCs change the world?, by Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Rhodes University, South Africa

Perspectives from Africa:

  • Open, Distance and eLearning in Africa, by Griff Richards, African Virtual University
  • MOOCs and OERs at the University of South Africa – Perils and Promise, by MS Makhanya, N. Baijnath and R. Mare, University of South Africa (Unisa)

Perspectives from the Americas:

  • MOOCs and Mobile Learning in an African context, by Sandi Boga & Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Technology in Education: Why, what for, and how?, by Eugenio Severin, Chili

Perspectives from Europe

  • What's the diagnosis Doctor? Is it a MOOC?, by Tim Gore, University of London, UK

Perspectives from Asia:

  • MOOCs and higher education in developing countries, by N.V. Varghese,CPRHE/NUEPA,New Delhi, India
  • MOOCs: Opportunities,Impacts and Recommendation for Asia and ASEAN,by Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, Wichian Premchaiswadi, Yhing Sawheny, Siam University, Thailand
  • OER, Open and Distance Learning and MOOCs - Charting Higher Education’s Digital Future, by Anuwar Ali, Open University Malaysia
  • Chinese MOOCs projects : An introduction,by Qiong Wang, Peking University,China

Global perspectives

  • A MOOC on Globalising Higher Education and Research,by Kris Olds, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and Susan Robertson, Bristol University, UK
  • MOOCs, MOOCs everywhere… What are we to think?, by Raisa Belyavina, Institute of International Education (IIE), Paris, France

Perspective from IAU:

  • Open Educational Resources (OER) rather than Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at IAU, by Isabelle Turmaine,IAU

International Bibliography on ODL, OER, MOOCS

New IAU publications and Publications received

Global Calendar of Events

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IAU Horizons Vol.19 No.3


Message from the Secretary General

IAU 2014 International Conférences

Important IAU Dates

Reports on IAU Projects

  • Internationalization

  • IAU work on Equitable Access and Success

  • Open Educational Resources (OER)

  • Higher Education and Education for All (HEEFA)

  • Ethics

  • Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa (IDEA-PhD)

  • Higher Education and Sustainable Development (HESD)

IAU Collaboration and Networking

IAU Membership News

In Focus: Student Tuition Fees – perspectives from around the world

  • Introduction by Hilligje van’t Land, IAU

International Examples

  • HE tuition Fees – ‘to be or not to be’. A Comparative Approach between OECD Countries, by Eric Charbonnier, OECD
  • International Student Tuition Fees from a Global Perspective, by Daniel J. Guhr, and Nelson Furtado, Illuminate Consulting Group, USA
  • Tuition Dependant Institutions Without Subsidies Face Financial Challenges, by William Patrick Leonard, Republic of Korea

European Examples

  • Tuition Fees in England, Impacts and Implications, by Howard Newby, UK
  • The Introduction of Tuition Fees in Sweden, by Marianna Granfelt, SUHF, Sweden
  • Lessons from Lund: What Tuition Fees Taught One Swedish University, by Richard Stenelo, Sweden

African Examples

  • Through the University of South Africa Lens of Tuition Fees, by Philip Bester et al., South Africa
  • Is Higher Education a Luxury Item in Africa?, by Chris Gordon, Ghana

Asia Pacific Examples

  • Perspectives on Tuition Fees, Student Loans and Financing of Higher Education in Thailand, by Pornchai Mongkhongvanit and Yhing Sawheny, Thailand
  • How We Did Our First Global Tuition Fee Benchmarking Study at Griffith University, by Nicole Brigg, Australia

Rising tuition fees, impacts around the world - A random set of References from the international press

UNESCO project on bio-ethics - call for participation

New IAU Publications and publications received at IAU

Calendar of Events

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