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The IAU represents its Members at a variety of events around the world to present its work and share expertise on strategic issues for higher education. The IAU President and Board members, the Secretary General and senior staff from the secretariat are invited to share views and expertise with the higher education community.


- 1 September: Hilligje van’t Land took part in the COVID-19 roundtable during thevirtual Higher Education Summit 2020

- 3 September: Hilligje van’t Land spoke at the CGHE 2020 Annual Conference Webinar Panel: Higher Education And Sustainability

- 9 September: Giorgio Marinoni took part in the onlineInternational Forum & Expo for Academic Collaboration hosted by the University of Guanajuato


- 12 August: Pam Fredman spoke at the virtual International Conference on Phytochemistry, Textile & Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development

- 20-27 August: Giorgio Marinoni and Hilligje van’t Land took part in LACHEC 2020 online conference

JULY 2020

- 3 July: Hilligje van’t Land took part in All Africa Students Union’s COVID-19 Global Assessment webinar.

- 7 July: Hilligje van’t Land spoke at the workshop on ’Developing transformational partnerships to catalyze SDGs implementation’ co-organized by UNODC.

- 8 July: IAU co-organized the HESI workshop ’Where Next? Reimagining Further Education for the Future’ and Hilligje van’t Landmoderated the panel discussion.

- 8 July: International Green Gown Awards Ceremony 2020-Hilligje van’t Land presented the winner for ‘Sustainability Institution of the year’

- 13 July: IAU co-organized the workshop ’Teaching, Learning and Integrating the SDGs at universities and beyond - Linking to the Decade of Action’ and Hilligje van’t Landmoderated the panel discussion.

- 15 July: Hilligje van’t Land took part in the HESI Rountable on how ’Higher Education can come together to redesign the future of further and higher education’

- 29 July: Pam Fredman took part in the 8th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) - Europe and Central Asia.

JUNE 2020

- 2 June: Hilligje van’t Land took part in the discussion about internationalization at universities, organized by RENEPA.

- 5 June: Hilligje van’t Land spoke at the MINES ParisTech – PSL and British Council webinar entitled ‘Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals: Universities and Students Looking for Solutions”.

- 11 June: Giorgio Marinoni participated in the Symbiosis International University, India webinar ‘Conversations for Communities - The Way Forward’.

- 11-12 June 26: Meeting CDPPE Steering Committee for Education Policy and Practice – IAU is an observer to the CDPPE. The CDPPE discussed the education policies and practices throughout Europe in the context of COVID-19. Sharing of policies and practices allowed to develop the first draft of a joint statement for policy and action to be adopted in the fall.

- 15 June: Andreas Corcoran took part in the ENIC NARIC annual meeting and presented IAU’s work related to WHED and the WHED-ID.

- 18 June: Online Meeting with leadership Magna Charta Observatory on launch of Magna Charta Universitatum 2020

- 24 June: International meeting of the Advisory Board to the Futures of Education Initiative under the presidency of HE Sahle-Work Zwede, President of Ethiopia and the leadership of S. Giannini, ADG/ED UNESCO. IAU is one of the Members of the Advisory Board. The Board validated the document “Nine Ideas for Public Action – Education, learning and knowledge in a post-Covid world”, developed by the International Commission on the Futures of Education

- 25 June: AUF (Bureau de l’Europe de l’Ouest) – Réunion sur le développement d’un document cadre sur la diplomatie académique francophone (en ligne)

- 25 – 27 June: ACUNS (Academic Council on the United Nations System) Annual Meeting on the Future of partnership and multilateralism - online this year. IAU was invited to speak during the Second Plenary session on Global Partnerships in an International World: Towards Innovative Co-operation.

MAY 2020

- 4 May: Pam Fredman was one of the speakers the webinar and online launch of the report ‘New Schools of Thought: Innovative Models for Delivering Higher Education’ by the Qatar Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

- 11 May: IAU took part in the judging panel for the Green Gown Awards. Developed under the leadership of EAUC, this Award is co organised with IAU, ACU and AUF. The Awards will be announced virtually during the UN High Level Political Forum in New York, in July 2020.

- 15 May: The IAU Secretary General was convened to an online meeting with the Ministry of higher Education of Turkmenistan, 10 Rectors from Turkmenistan Universities and representatives from the Embassy of Turkmenistan to France to debate future cooperation and the development of HE in Turkmenistan. For more information on the HE system and the HEIs in Turkmenistan, please use the IAU WHED (

- 20 May: The IAU Member University the University of Catalonia organised a Webinar on the Role of higher education to address the Sustainable Development Goal 3 – Health and Well being

- 22 May: Pam Fredman made a presentation at the Open Up Education event ‘E-learning and open educational resources’.

- 28 May:Hilligje van’t Land and Giorgio Marinoni participated in the ASEM (Asia Europe Meeting) meeting to debate future of ASEM work.

- 28 May: IAU took part in the CGHE (Centre for Global Higher Education) webinar panel ‘Does Covid-19 mean the end of international education as we know it?’

APRIL 2020

- 3 April: IAU attended the EAIE (European Association for International Education) online meeting ‘Placing care at the centre of COVID-19 responses’.

- 6 April: IAU attended the Council of Europe Global Forum meeting, online.

- 16 April: IAU took part in a CHEA/CIQG Webinar ‘Sustaining and Enhancing Institutional Autonomy: The Role of Quality Assurance’.

- 20 April: Trine Jensen attended the UNESCO Expert Meeting for the development of an instrument on ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to shape the first UNESCO Global Recommendation on AI.

- 20 April: IAU took part in the Administrative Board Meeting of Sulitest (online meeting).

- 24 - 27 April: Hilligje van’t Land represented the IAU on the Council of Europe Steering Committee for Education Policy and Practice (CDPPE) meeting (online). In particular the meeting discussed the impact of COVID-19 on European education sector, including higher education and discussed the draft CDPPE position paper

MARCH 2020

- 4 – 6 March: Hilligje van’t Land participated in the GUNi ‘International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Higher Education & Science Take Action’, in Barcelona, Spain.

- 9 – 10 March: Hilligje van’t Land participated in the Council of Europe Expert Group on the local mission of higher education in Strasbourg, France.

- 12 March: Hilligje van’t Land participated in the first virtual meeting of the UNESCO Advisory Board of the Futures of Education Initiative, as Member of the Advisory Board.


- 3 February: Hilligje van’t Land attended the 11th European Innovation Summit at the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, where she presented the outcomes of the IAU Survey Report on "Higher Education in the Digital Era: The current state of transformation around the world"

- 4 – 5 February: Hilligje van’t Land and Lianne Guerra participated in in the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) expert meeting to discuss the role of universities in promoting lifelong learning and to launch IAU’s joint project with the UIL on this topic.

-  6 – 8 February: Giorgio Marinoni participated in the Conference at RUDN – People’s Friendship University entitled ‘Living values of the university in globalizing world in Moscow, Russian Federation.

- 6 – 7 February: Hilligje van’t Land participated in the 2020 SDG Conference at the University of Bergen, Norway and chaired the session on research for SD.

- 10-14 February: the IAU President, Pam Fredman was invited to attend the 12th International Conference of Higher Education - Universities 2020 in Havana, Cuba organised by the Ministry of Higher Education together with universities in Cuba.

- 13-14 February: Hilligje van’t Land took part in the Council of Europe Directorate of Education Expert Group Meeting on CDC (Competences for Democratic Culture) guidance document for higher education in Paris, France. A document now finalised and available on the Council of Europe website


- 16 January: Hilligje van’t Land and Giorgio Marinoni presented the outcomes of the IAU 5th Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education at the CPU, the French Rectors Conference.

- 24 January: Hilligje van’t Land – attended the UNODC - the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, in Vienna, Austria Conference to mark the International Education Day. She presented on higher education and research for sustainable development, with special focus on SDG4 and 16.

- 27-29 January: Hilligje van’t Land attended the Association of Commonwealth Universities international partnership meeting in Wilton Park, UK to exchange on how higher education is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

- 29-30 January: Giorgio Marinoni participated in the ARES meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

- 29–31 January: the IAU President, Pam Fredman was invited to take part in the Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference in Bucharest, Romania.


- 9 December: Pam Fredman, Nobel Week Dialogue - Into the unknown: Uncertainty, risk and opportunity - Gothenburg, Sweden


- 27-28 November: Giorgio Marinoni and Eva Egron-Polak, 1st ISAS visit (Internationalization Strategy Advisory Service) to the University of Bologna, Italy

- 26 November: Hilligje van’t Land, Meeting of Ministers of Education of the States Parties to the European Cultural Convention, organised under the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the theme “Citizenship education in the digital era”, Paris, France

- 21-22 November: Hilligje van’t Land and Andreas Corcoran, 10th Donor Harmonization Group Forum 2019, London, UK

- 12-13 & 13-15 November: IAU 2019 Global Meeting of Associations and IAU 2019 International Conference, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico


- 16–17 October: Pam Fredman, Marta Losada, Roberto Escalante and Eva Egron-Polak, MCO 2019 Conference and Ceremony - University Freedoms and Responsibilities: Responding to the Challenges of the Future, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

- 7-9 October: Hilligje van’t Land, E4J High Level Conference - Educating for the Rule of Law, Vienna, Austria

- 2-4 October: Pornchai Mongkhonvanit and Hilligje van’t Land, Tsukuba Conference 2019 - How do science, technology and innovation contribute to achieving Society 5.0 and SDGs?, Tsukuba, Japan


- 24–27 September: Hilligje van’t Land and Giorgio Marinoni, 31st Annual EAIE Conference, Helsinki, Finland

- 10-11 September: Hilligje van’t Land, EIT Digital Conference and Partner Event - ’For a Strong Digital Europe’, Brussels, Belgium

- 11 September: Giorgio Marinoni, Les Midis de l’ARES - Internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur : bilan, perspectives et défis au niveau mondial, européen et de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgique


- 21-23 August: Giorgio Marinoni, IEASA 2019 Conference, Internationalisation of Higher Education in the Context of the 4th Industrial Revolution: Innovation, Diversity, Inequality and Inclusivity, Cape Town, South Africa

JULY 2019

- 9-12 July: Hilligje van’t Land and Stefanie Mallow, United Nations High-Level Political Forum, New York, USA

- 2-3 July: Hilligje van’t Land, UNESCO 2019 Forum on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

JUNE 2019

- 21 June: Giorgio Marinoni, Developing networks and alliances – The European sector perspective, a Dialogue on Enhancing international competitiveness of universities - a European perspective, co-organized by the British Council and Université PSL, Collège de France, Paris, France

- 5-7 June: Pam Fredman, Global University Leaders Council Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

MAY 2019

- 11-15 May: Hilligje van’t Land and Giorgio Marinoni, 7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7), Bucharest, Romania

- 27-28-29 May: Hilligje van’t Land, 3ème conférence internationale de la Chaire UNESCO Education, Formation et Recherche en Développement Durable - L’éducation au Développement Durable, levier de transition pour nos sociétés, Bordeaux, France

- 26-31 May: Giorgio Marinoni, NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, "Global Leadership, Learning, and Change., Washington, D.C., USA

APRIL 2019

- 13-17 April: Hilligje van’t Land, FAUBAI 2019 Conference, Belem, Brazil

- 11-12 April: Hilligje van’t Land, 2019 EUA Annual Conference, Paris, France

MARCH 2019

- 30 March: Pam Fredman, Rethinking Higher Education: Inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

- 26-27 March: Hilligje van’t Land, the Meeting of the Expert Group for Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

- 18-22 March: Hilligje van’t Land, the Second Intergovernmental Meeting on the Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications, UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France

- 11-12 March: Hilligje van’t Land, the 6th SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee meeting, UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France


- 11-12 February: Hilligje van’t Land at the Helsinki University to advise on its institutional strategy, Helsinki, Finland
- 7-8 February: Pam Fredman, SDG Conference Bergen, Re: thinking, Re: wording, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway


- 14-16 January: Hilligje van’t Land at the THE Emerging Economies Summit, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar


- 18 December: Amanda Sudic, ‘Matinée’ Education Sector of Association des Professionnels de l’Information et de la Documentation (ADBS) at the UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) , Paris, France

- 17-19 December: Hilligje van’t Land and the Secretariat staff at the International Conference of NGOs, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

- 13-14 December:Hilligje van’t Land, the UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) to discuss its new international research project on “SDG4: Planning for flexible learning pathways in higher education” in Paris, France

- 5-7 December:Hilligje van’t Land and Carine Sébast, the Global Convention on the Recognition of
Higher Education Qualifications, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

- 3-5 December:Hilligje van’t Land, the UNESCO Global Education Meeting (GEM 2018), in Brussels, Belgium


- 28-29 November:Hilligje van’t Land, the Swiss Agency of Accrediation and Quality Assurance (AAQ) Institutional Accreditation Day 2018, Bern, Switzerland


- 29-31 October:Hilligje van’t Land, the Hearing on Competences for Democratic Culture and Higher Education (CDC-HE), Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

- 25 October:Hilligje van’t Land, the Convocation of the 10th meeting of the Steering Committee for Education Policy and Practice (CDPPE), Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

- 24 October:Hilligje van’t Land, the Europe and North America 2030 Education Consultation jointly convened by UNESCO in close cooperation with the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Commission, at the CoE, in Strasbourg, France.

- 17-19 October: Stefanie Mallow, Copernicus Alliance: Future Forward Summit, Brussels, Belgium
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- 15 October: Giorgio Marinoni, Le Programme national d’aide à l’Accueil en Urgence des Scientifiques en Exil (PAUSE), PAUSE Network Day, College de France, Paris, France

- 5 October:Hilligje van’t Land, U-Multirank Advisory Board Meeting


- 26-27 September: Hilligje van’t Land at the Western Balkans Regional Meeting on Ethics and Integrity in Higher Education in Skopje, Macedonia. The meeting was organised within the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Strengthen integrity and combat corruption in higher education”.

- 17-19 September: Pam Fredman and Eva Egron-Polak at the 30th Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum - University values in a changing world in Salamanca, Spain

- 11-14 September: Giorgio Marinoni and Hilligje van’t Land, EAIE 2018 conference, Geneva


- 28 August -2 September: Giorgio Marinoni, 70th anniversary of Tabriz University, Iran

JULY 2018

- 8-10 July: Hilligje van’t Land, Jordan Academic Society, Amman

JUNE 2018

- 27 June: Hilligje van’t Land and Stefanie Mallow Symposium "Professions within Higher Education, contributers to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)", Paris, France
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25 June: Hilligje van’t Land Sustainability Curriculum Consortium Faculty Conference 2018, Pittsburgh, USA (IAU remote)
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- 20-21 June: Amanda Sudic, UNESCO-IFAP 10th session of the Intergovernmental Council, Paris, France
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- 18-19 June: Carine Sébast ENIC Naric Network Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic

- 11-13 June: Pornchai Mongkhonvanit ISCN Conference "Sustainable Development, acting with purpose", Stockholm, Sweden
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- 7 June: Pam Fredman spoke at the Conference on “Higher Education in a Challenging World” organised by the Romanian National Council of Rectors (CNR), the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

- June: Prof Abdulganjyu Ambali, Vice Chancellor, Ilorin University Nigeria and IAU Vice President, represented the IAU at the African Association of Universities (AAU) Board meeting.

MAY 2018

- 25-25 May: Hilligje van’t Land, EHEA Ministerial Conference, Paris, France
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- 23 May: Hilligje van’t Land, Observatory Magna Charta (MCO) Seminar, Paris
Event website: Integrity: a Cornerstone Value for Higher Education and Research

- 21-22 May: Pam Fredman, IV Universia International Rectors’ Meeting, Salamanca, Spain

APRIL 2018

- 25-27 April: Hilligje van’t Land and Stefanie Mallow, UNESCO Global Action Programme on ESD, Costa Rica

- 12-13 April: Hilligje van’t Land , 2018 Annual Groningen Declaration Network (GDN) Meeting, Paris, France
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- 5-6 April: Hilligje van’t Land , EUA 2018 Annual Conference: Engaged and responsible universities shaping Europe
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MARCH 2018

- 14-15 March : Hilligje van’t Land, International Cooperation in Education Conference 2018, Bodø, Norway
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- 9 March : Hilligje van’t Land, U-Multirank Meeting


- 19 February : Hilligje van’t Land, Council of Europe Meeting on Higher Education and Democracy, Strasbourg, France

- 15 February : Hilligje van’t Land, UNESCO Regional Consultation Meeting for Western Europe bon Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Geneva, Switzerland
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- 8-9 February: Hilligje van’t Land, SDG conference on Knowledge for Our Common Future, Bergen, Norway
Event website


- 31 January - 1st February: Hilligje van’t Land, CHEA 2018 Annual Conference & CIQG 2018 Annual Meeting: A Global Quality Forum, Washington DC, USA
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- 25 January : Hilligje van’t Land, MIDIS / développement durable - Agenda 2030 : quel rôle pour les établissements d’enseignement supérieur ?
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- 5 - 8 dec: Hilligje van’t Land, First RCE Conference : Towards Achieving the SDGs, Okayama, Japan
Event website


- 27 - 29 nov: Hilligje van’t Land, Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference, Bucharest, Roumania
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- 16 - 17 nov: Pam Fredman, Netter Center 25th Anniversary Conference, Philadelphia, USA
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- 13 - 14 nov: Hilligje van’t Land, Extraordinary Meeting of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee, Strasbourg, France

- 8 - 10 nov: Hilligje van’t Land, Donor Harmonisation Group, Stockholm, Sweden


- 25 - 28 oct: Hilligje van’t Land, 8th Prague Forum, Prague, Czech Republic
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- 18 - 19 sept: Hilligje van’t Land, GUNI International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation, Barcelona, Spain
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- 12 - 15 sept: Hilligje van’t Land and Giorgio Marinoni, EAIE 2017 Conference, Seville, Spain
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- 30 août - 2 sept: Eva Egron-Polak, IAU former Secretary General and IAU Senior Fellow, Magna Carta Observatory Conference XXIX Anniversary, Pécs, Hungary
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