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Join the growing global Higher Education Community now!

Created under the auspices of UNESCO in 1950, IAU is a membership-based organisation serving the global higher education community. IAU Secretariat is based at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.


WHAT ARE THE KEY REASONS TO JOIN IAU?

- The most representative association of higher education institutions and their associations with more than 650 members in some 120 countries;
- A UNESCO partner, uniquely positioned to collaborate with many international organizations;
- A key source of expertise in four strategic priorities:

LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONALIZATION SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY




WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

EXPAND YOUR GLOBAL NETWORK OF PEERS



- Rely on IAU extensive network to form new partnerships and contacts


- Attend IAU global events at a discounted registration fee with a large audience of international experts


- Contribute to IAU working groups, seminars and expert meetings


- Learn from other perspectives worldwide

TAKE UP RESPONSIBILITIES AND ENRICH GLOBAL DEBATES



- Get actively involved in IAU governance


- Use the right to vote at the Quadrennial General Conferences


- Stand for election as an Administrative Board Member


- Contribute to designing and implementing the IAU 4-year Strategic plan

DEMONSTRATE YOUR COMMITMENT TO A SHARED VISION



- Use and promote IAU Policy statements

- Uphold the values of :

  • Academic freedom and institutional autonomy
  • Quality and excellence in learning, research and outreach
  • Ethical conduct and scientific integrity
  • Equitable access to and success in HE for all
  • University as a public good, engaged with local and global communities for economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability
  • Appreciation of diversity

GET AN ADVANCED ACCESS TO IAU KNOWLEDGE HUB



- FREE ACCESS TO AND EXTRACTIONS FROM:

  • WHED: the reference global database, providing authoritative information on HE systems, credentials and institutions worldwide
  • HEDBIB: the International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education

- FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO:

- DISCOUNT PRICE FOR:

INCREASE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES TO BE VISIBLE



- Complete your profile and add your logo and photos on the WHED

- Showcase your initiatives in :

- Promote your activities on IAU specialized portals

- Host IAU international conferences, seminars and workshops and be invited as a speaker

- Include your publications in HEDBIB

- Contribute papers to IAU Horizons

- Display the IAU logo to indicate your affiliation

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ADVISORY SERVICES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES



- ISAS 2.0: Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service for institutions, individuals or national governments or organizations



- LGEU - Leading Globally Engaged Universities: the Higher Education leadership development training program



- IAU site visits to higher education institutions implementing innovative technological solutions to improve quality or widen access to higher education



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