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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.

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For more information on our activities and on IAU membership, please consult our brochure!







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 REACH

DEVELOP YOUR GLOBAL NETWORK



- Make use of IAU extensive network to form new partnerships
- 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

INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY



- Make your institution stand out in WHED
- Promote your initiatives on IAU’s website and specialized portals
- Host and be a speaker at IAU international conferences, seminars and workshops
- Have your publications referenced in HEDBIB


BENEFIT FROM TAILOR-MADE SERVICES

GET ADVANCED ACCESS TO IAU KNOWLEDGE HUB



- WHED: the reference global database, on systems, credentials and institutions worldwide
- HEDBIB: the International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education
- Peer-reviewed journal Higher Education Policy (HEP)
- IAU Horizons, a bi-annual magazine debating current higher education issues
- IAU Global Survey report on Internationalization
- Direct access to International Higher Education quarterly publication of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (USA).

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ADVISORY SERVICES & TRAINING



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

- LGEU - Leading Globally Engaged Universities: the IAU unique professional development programme

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


MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

GET INVOLVED IN IAU’S DECISION MAKING



- Get actively involved in IAU governance
- Use the right to vote at the Quadrennial General Conferences
- Stand for election as an Administrative Board Member
- Design and implement the IAU 4-year Strategic plan

INFLUENCE GLOBAL DEBATES



- Have your interests represented at multilateral organizations, such as Council of Europe, UNESCO, ECOSOC and OECD
- Make use of IAU policy statements in your advocacy efforts
- Share your views with a global audience at IAU events
- Publish articles in IAU Horizons or HEP




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