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  • IAU and University World News

    University World News is an online global higher education publication, which provides in-depth, independent news and commentary on higher education and research worldwide. IAU is an official partner of the UWN SDG Hub.

  • IAU and SOS-UK

    SOS-UK is a UK-based charity with international activities set up by the National Union of Students in 2019 in response to the climate emergency and ecological crisis. It supports students to learn, act and lead for sustainability and works across the UK to green campuses, curricula and communities. IAU and SOS signed an MOU to jointly advance Sustainable Development at the student level.
    More recently, IAU and SOS joined forces for the first international pilot of the They jointly plan on piloting a “Responsible Futures Programme, a facilitated sustainability learning programme supporting institutions to take a whole-institution approach to embedding social responsibility and sustainability across their activities. The pilot started in October 2023 with 7 universities from different parts of the world (see also here).
    Interested in joining the next international cohort? Find out more here.

  • IAU and Irish Aid

    Irish Aid - Department of Foreign Affairs is a partner of the IAU at the IAU 16th General Conference in Dublin. Within the context of Ireland’s new policy framework A Better World: Ireland’s Policy for International Development, Irish Aid and IAU are jointly organising a special outbreak session on the role and influence of higher education on policy-making in the field of development. In addition, Irish Aid has kindly agreed to sponsor university leaders from low-income countries to participate in the IAU 16th General Conference

  • IAU and Scholars at Risk

    IAU partners with Scholars at Risk, an international network protecting academic freedom. IAU supports the network and their actions and in June 2020 were pleased to welcome Scholars at Risk as a panelist at the IAU webinar, in partnership with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation/CIGQ, on The Future of Value-Based Higher Education and Quality Assurance - The Future of Academic Freedom.

  • IAU and CIMEA

    CIMEA is the official Italian centre within the NARIC – National Academic Recognition Information Centres – network of the European Union and the ENIC – European National Information Centres – network of the European Council and of UNESCO. IAU and CIMEA share a strong interest in the current and future development of higher education qualifications’ recognition and academic and professional mobility.

    To this end, IAU and CIMEA are embarking on a project involving integration of the IAU Global WHED IDs and other WHED data in CIMEA’s new “diplome” application. This enables the user to store their certificates in a secure wallet through the use of block chain technology. This collaboration represents the first use of blockchain technology in the field of qualification recognition.

  • IAU and ACU

    ACU – Association of Commonwealth Universities

    The ACU is an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education. International collaboration is central to this ambition: by bringing universities together from around the world – and crucially the people who study and work within them – the ACU helps to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds, and improve lives. The ACU champions higher education as a cornerstone of stronger societies, supporting its members, partners, and stakeholders as they adapt to a changing world.

    IAU, ACU and AUF have signed a Memorandum of Understand in particular to jointly work on Higher Education for Sustainable Development and advocate for HESD at the UN HLPF among other projects.

    For more information on ACU:


    SULITEST is to develop Sustainability Literacy worldwide and empower engaged and committed global citizen to make informed and responsible decisions, and collectively build a sustainable future. It is to expand sustainable knowledge, skills, and mindset that motivates individuals to become deeply committed to build a sustainable future and to make informed and effective decisions. SULITEST provides citizens and organizations with internationally recognized and locally relevant tools to engage learning and access the degree of awareness on sustainability challenges and solutions of their stakeholders. SULITEST collects meaningful indicators on the awareness on sustainability challenges and solutions. Sharing these indicators may allow researchers, educators and other relevant stakeholders to tailor pedagogical approaches and learning experiments to support education for sustainable development.

    Since the creation of SULITEST, IAU has played a supportive role, including regular reviews of the test and new modules, promotion of the tool in networks, and support the development of the project as IAU is part of the SULITEST Administrative Board.


  • IAU and ASEF

    Asia-Europe Foundation ASEF

    ASEF is an intergovernmental not-for-profit organisation that connects people and civil societies of 51 Asian and European countries and 2 regional organisations to jointly create a sustainable future in all 3 dimensions of sustainability – economic, social and environmental. IAU is a partner with ASEF in the biennial ASEF Rectors’ Conferences and Students’ Forum.

    - ASEF:
    - ASEF Rectors’ Conferences:

  • IAU and NUFFIC

    NUFFIC is the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. NUFFIC is an Affiliate Member of the IAU. NUFFIC DAAD AAU and IAU will cohost a high level panel debate at the Africa Knows Conference (December 2020 to February 2021)
    Together they also sit on the Donor Harmonisation Group.

    - Nuffic :
    - Africa Knows Conference
    - Donor Harmonisation Group:

  • IAU and EUA

    European University Association

    The European University Association (EUA) is an association comprised of European universities, national associations and higher education organisations.

    EUA is a Member organisation of IAU. EUA recently contributed to the IAU report on Regional and National Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education.

    - EUA:
    - Report Regional and National Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19

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