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  • Eva Egron-Polak

    Eva Egron-Polak, former Secretary General of the International Association of Univeristies (IAU), was educated in the Czech Republic, Canada and France. Having studied French Literature, Political Science and International Political Economy, her post-graduate research focused on early stages of European Union policy in higher education. She held the position of IAU Secretary General from 2002 to 2017. Prior to joining IAU, for almost 20 years, she served in various senior positions at Universities Canada (former AUCC), including as Vice-President, International. As Secretary-General of IAU, Eva Egron-Polak launched a number of initiatives in various areas of higher education policy, positioning IAU as an important global actor in research and policy development concerning, for example, internationalization of higher education, provision of equitable access to and success in higher education, institutional autonomy and ethics in higher education as well as the contribution of higher education to sustainable development. She greatly expanded the Association’s convening role, consolidating the Association’s capacity as a clearing house of information on the systems and institutions of higher education around the world. Under her leadership IAU launched regular and systematic Global Surveys on internationalization, improved and expanded its communications with IAU Members and the higher education community, created the professional development program called LGEU and developed ISAS, an advisory service to review and assess institutional internationalization strategies. Eva Egron-Polak enlarged IAU partnerships to include many organizations and networks and made IAU highly visible.In addition to being an IAU Senior Fellow, Eva Egron-Polak is a member of many boards and advisory committees, including the Magna Charta Observatory, the GAPS initiative, and StudyPortals. She has written and presented many papers on higher education topics and continues to be actively involved in the field.




  • Madeleine F. Green

    Madeleine Green served as Vice President for International Initiatives at the American Council on Education, a membership association of U.S. higher education institutions, until 2010. Since then, she has served as a Senior Fellow at NAFSA: the Association of International Educators and as an independent consultant. Her principal areas of expertise are policy and practice in internationalization and institutional leadership, management and governance. She is widely published in these areas. She has served as a member of the IAU administrative board and on the boards of several U.S. higher education institutions and organization. Dr. Green holds a B.A. degree magna cum laude from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in French literature from Columbia University.




  • Mélanie Tatté

    Mélanie Tatté joined the IAU in March 2017 as administrative assistant. She also contributes to the update of the World Higher Education Database (WHED) in a team of 5 people.




  • Mélissa Herlaut

    Mélissa Herlaut maintains and updates the World Higher Education Database (WHED) with a team of 5 people. She also contributes to the monthly newsletter on Higher Education worldwide, the IAU Lynx. She monitors and collects information regarding the Latin America and Europe regions.




  • Saholi Andriambololo-Nivo

    Saholi Andriambololo-nivo graduated from Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO-Paris) and holds a Master’s degree in Swahili and a Bachelor’s degree in Indonesian Language. After working 4 years with a French Group of Educational Publishers, she joined IAU in December 2006 and became part of the team maintaining and updating the World Higher Education Database (WHED), she is also in in charge of publishing News from IAU Members. She is from Madagascar. She speaks English, French, Indonesian, Malagasy and Swahili.




  • Samuel Pousson

    Samuel Pousson holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and German applied to Economics from Paris IV Sorbonne University. After experiences in the field of distribution and client files management, he joined IAU in June 2004 to work on reference publications published by the Association’s Information Centre, and in particular on the updating and development of the World Higher Education Database (WHED) and International Handbook of Universities (IHU). He contributes to IAU Lynx - the monthly electronic newsletter on the latest developments in Higher Education Reform and Policy worldwide - for which he monitors and collects news about the Asia-Pacific region and UNESCO. He also translates the first part of this publication from English into French - the Association’s second official language - as well as other IAU documents as required. He is a French national and speaks English.




  • Amanda Sudic

    Amanda Sudic joined the International Association of Universities in 2009 as Librarian / Documentalist. She manages IAU’s library, and is also responsible for the HEDBIB database, IAU’s e-newsletter IAU Lynx, and Highlights from the Press. Prior to the IAU, Amanda worked on information and publications at the OECD, she also has experience in intellectual property rights. Amanda completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Southampton, UK, and holds a Master’s degree in Librarianship and Information Management from the Ecole des Bibliothécaires Documentalistes (EBD) in Paris, completed by an internship in the library of the French parliament. She is a Chartered Member of CILIP, the UK Library and Information Professional Association. A British national, Amanda speaks English and French.




  • Nicholas Poulton

    After graduating with a BA(Hons) in French and Russian, Nick came to France in 2002 where he worked as an English language assistant at the Université de Picardie Jules Verne, in Amiens. He came to work with IAU in 2005, where he currently holds the post of Editorial Assistant. Nick works on updating the WHED portal, especially the information on education systems and degrees, and is the point of contact for enquiries on institutions and systems; he contributes to the IAU electronic bulletin, IAU Lynx, focusing on developments in Africa, and is assistant to the Editor of the Association’s quarterly research journal, Higher Education Policy (HEP), where he is mainly involved in the editing and proofing process. He was involved in the Working Group on ICT for Information Accessibility in Learning (ICT4IAL), which helped in setting out and trialling the Guidelines for Accessible Information, and also worked on the IAU-MCO Guidelines for an Institutional Code of Ethics in Higher Education, and the IAU project Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa.




  • Frédérique Herzog

    Frédérique Herzog holds a double Master’s degree in International Affairs and Environmental Science from Sciences Po Paris and Pierre and Marie Curie University. She has 5 years’ work experience at national and Mediterranean levels, mainly in sustainable development and social economy. She joined the IAU in August 2016 as Programme Officer. She works on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development and the development of the related portal (www.iau-hesd.net). French national, she also speaks English and Spanish.




  • Juliette Becker

    Juliette Becker holds a double Master’s degree in Management and International Business from Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) and Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico (Guadalajara). She also has an Advanced Master in International Relations from the Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS). She has had experiences in Communications and Project Management in the cultural and humanitarian sectors. She joined IAU in July 2015 as Executive Assistant/Programme Officer. She coordinates the leadership development programme called Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU) and contributes to all IAU initiatives related to Leadership in Higher Education. She is also in charge of the Membership liaison and assists in planning, implementing and monitoring the Membership development and retention campaigns. French national, she also speaks English and Spanish.

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