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Sign up for LGEU-3 !


Logo LGEU-3 A few slots remain open for the third session of Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU), IAU’s professional development programme for higher education leaders! Senior representatives of universities from Bangladesh, Botswana, Colombia, Haiti, India and Tanzania have already registered for this coming session to take place in Medelllín, Colombia from 4-9 December, 2016. For complete information see: Leading Globally Engaged Universities(LGEU) or contact Juliette Becker (


First woman President of IAU elected during the 15th General Conference!


IAU Admin Board IAU Members at the 15th General Conference, which took place 13-16 November 2016 at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, elected their new President and Administrative Board. Prof Pam Fredman, Rector of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, was elected the first woman to lead the Association, and will head IAU for the period 2016-2020. The complete Administrative Board can be seen here.

The Conference focused on “Higher Education: A catalyst for innovative and sustainable societies” and more information and presentations will be available shortly on the conference website.


IAU Horizons, vol 21.4 now available online!


Photo IAU Horizons Devoted to the presentation of IAU projects and initiatives, this issue focuses more specifically on the IAU 15th General Conference; details results and opportunities linked to the IAU key thematic priorities of work ; presents the new Members and the various projects IAU is involved in.

The In Focus section is on Leadership for a changing public private higher education funding landscape, the theme retained for the upcoming IAU 2017 International Conference and IAU Global Meeting of Associtaions to take place in Ghana in October 2017.


IAU signs a grant agreement with the Rockefeller Foundation of interest to its Members


RF and IAU IAU is pleased to announce the signature of a grant agreement with the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) to assist the Foundation with the development of the global outreach of the Rockefeller Bellagio Center Academic Writers in Residence Programme. This Programme offers academics a setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. RF seeks applicants with projects that contribute to discourse and progress related to advancing inclusive economies, and building resilience. To achieve these goals, which resonate with the IAU mission and vision, RF works at the intersection of four areas: Advance Health, Revalue Ecosystems, Secure Livelihoods and Transform Cities. Applicants with projects that may help shape thinking or catalyze action in these areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

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To register: click here

Contact: Astrid Salcedo


HEP 29/3 - Just released


HEP The third edition of Volume 29 of Higher Education Policy (HEP) has just been released, and presents us with six mixed-themed articles, as well as a book review.


Interplays Between Welfare Regimes Typology and Academic Research Systems in OECD Countries – Olivier Bégin-Caouette, Tanja Askvik, and Bian Cui;

What Europe Wanted and What Flanders Achieved: Intentions vs Results after 15 Years of Bologna - Bruno Broucker and Kurt De Wit;

Do International Students Displace US Students in the Pursuit of Higher Degrees in Science and Engineering? A Forecasting Analysis - Antonio Sanfilippo, Chase Dowling, and Sofiane Abbar;

Global Partnership as a Strategy for Internationalisation: MBAs in Latin America and Asia and Oceania - Jeongeun Kim, Sergio Celis;

Twenty Years of Merit-Pay Programme in Argentinean Universities: Tracking Policy Change through Instrument Analysis - Nerina Fernanda Sarthou;

Shaping Perceptions of a Policy Instrument: The Political–Administrative Formation of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Norway and England - Svein Michelsen, Rachel Sweetman, Bjørn Stensaker, and Ivar Bleiklie.

Book Review

Higher Education and the Palestinian Arab Minority in Israel by Khalid Arar and Kussai Haj-Yehia, reviewed by Izhar Oplatka.

More information and for abstracts, please visit the Journal's homepage.


Discount on "Internationalisation of Higher Education" Handbook


photo IAU Members now benefit from a substantial discount on subscriptions to the hard copy and online versions of "Internationalisation of Higher Education" Handbook, as IAU has taken on the Chair of the Editorial Board for this publication. Published three times per year and including articles from all over the world, the Handbook offers practical articles of interest to anyone engaged in the internationalization of higher education. For details please read the following special subscription offer.


New benefit for IAU members: discount on the subscription to the "Journal of the European Higher Education Area"


Cover The IAU chairs the Editorial Board of the "Internationalisation of HE Handbook", an indispensable tool for all higher education professionals interested in internationalisation of higher education, read by many university leaders, international office managers and policy makers in over 40 countries around the world. IAU Members already benefit from a substantial discount on the subscription to this publication.

Now IAU members can also benefit from a substantial discount on the subscription to the "Journal of the European Higher Education Area", a user-friendly tool to support the work of higher education leaders, faculty, decision-makers and students in translating the major reforms of the Bologna Process into meaningful institutional strategies and practices. For details please read the special subscription offer.


ISAS (2.0) - Advancing Internationalization in Higher Education


logo ISAS 2.0

IAU is pleased to announce the new programme for advancing internationalization! ISAS (2.0) consists of several distinct but complementary services offered to IAU Members, other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), individuals, organizations and national governments.

Building on the foundation of the initial Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service, ISAS (2.0) goes beyond the original initiative to offer a greater variety of tailored services to a more diversified audience. Participating institutions can now earn Learning Badges for each service to demonstrate and acknowledge the learning journey they have undertaken. For more information, please visit the ISAS (2.0) web pages and contact: Giorgio Marinoni


Purge in Turkey extended to academia


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The IAU decries the latest steps taken by the Turkish government which has now suspended thousands of staff members in the Education Ministry, while the University Council (YOK) ordered more than 1500 rectors and deans of universities to resign. This is in complete contradiction to the principles of freedom of speech and respect for human rights, values upheld by IAU along with those of academic freedom and institutional autonomy.

IAU expresses its solidarity with those in Turkey who uphold these values and urges the Turkish government to reverse these decisions and restore peaceful and multi-stakeholder dialogue.


Highlights from the Press - Published July 2016


logo IAU Highlights from the Press is a monthly press and media review produced to keep IAU Members and the higher education community up-to-date on higher education news worldwide. This issue covers June 2016 and includes articles from 28 different countries grouped into the IAU thematic areas.

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