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  • List of IAU members

    IAU gathers more than 650 members from some 130 countries, divided into four categories: institutions, organizations, affiliates and associates.

    For the list of member institutions, use the map below.

    Find below the lists of the other membership categories:
    - Organizations
    - Affiliates
    - Associates




  • Join IAU

    Institutions


    ADMISSION CRITERIA AND ANNUAL FEES

    IAU institutional membership is open to institutions whose main objective is higher education and the development of knowledge. Applying Universities and other higher education institutions must:

    • be public or private not-for-profit;
    • be degree-conferring institutions;
    • be recognized by a national competent body or its equivalent;
    • have undergone, at the national or regional level, a process of quality assurance or accreditation, or, if such a process does not exist, be a member of a national or regional association of universities;
    • be dedicated to the study of several branches of knowledge;
    • grant at least a three-year, first cycle or undergraduate degree;
    • have graduated at least three cohorts of students*;
    • be at the level of higher education, as shown by the active participation of their staff in scientific or scholarly research and by the equipment placed at their disposal.

    *In order to allow newly established higher education institutions to become actively engaged in the work of IAU, and benefit from the services offered, universities and other HEIs having graduated at least one cohort of students may be granted Observer status until they fulfill the criterion of having graduated three cohorts, at which time they become full Member.

    Member Institutions Fees in Euros
    Institutions Low Income Countries Middle Income Countries High Income Countries
    Less than 1,000 Students 850 € 1,200 € 1,250 €
    Between 1,000-5,000 students 1,200 € 1,500 € 1,600 €
    Between 5,000-10,000 students 1,600 € 2,150 € 2,250 €
    More than 10,000 students 2,100 € 2,750 € 2,850 €

    The financial year at IAU runs from 1 October to 30 September.


    APPLICATION PROCESS

    IAU Membership application process steps are:

    1. Please read carefully the admission criteria to check if your institution is eligible for Membership.

    2. Fill in and return the application form dully completed to Juliette Becker

    3. The applications are reviewed at least once a month. If retained for Membership, you will receive an acceptance letter from the IAU Secretary-General explaining the formalities to finalize Membership:

    - Payment of the annual membership fees

    - Signing of IAU letter of commitment on official institutional letterhead.



    Apply here

    Organizations


    ADMISSION CRITERIA AND ANNUAL FEES

    All associations or networks of universities and higher education institutions that bring together the leaders and other representatives of institutions or higher learning and/or research are eligible to apply of membership. Associations of universities and other higher education institutions at national, sub-national, regional or international level may be admitted as Member Organizations.

    Fees for Organizations are based on a combination of the Gross National Product (GNP) of the country where the Organization’s headquarters are situated and student enrollment of its largest institutional member (list of countries per category). The financial year at IAU runs from 1 October to 30 September.

    Member Organizations Fees in Euros
    Largest Member counts Low Income Countries Middle Income Countries High Income Countries
    Less than 1,000 Students 850 € 1,200 € 1,250 €
    Between 1,000-5,000 students 1,200 € 1,500 € 1,600 €
    Between 5,000-10,000 students 1,600 € 2,150 € 2,250 €
    More than 10,000 students 2,100 € 2,750 € 2,850 €


    APPLICATION PROCESS
    IAU Membership application process steps are:

    1. Please read carefully the admission criteria to check if your organization is eligible for Membership.

    2. Fill in and return the application form dully completed to Juliette Becker:

    3. The applications are reviewed at least once a month. If retained for Membership, you will receive an acceptance letter from the IAU Secretary-General explaining the formalities to finalize Membership:

    - Payment of the annual membership fees

    - Signing of IAU letter of commitment on official institutional letterhead.


    Apply here

    Affiliates


    ADMISSION CRITERIA AND ANNUAL FEES

    The IAU Affiliate status is open to all non-governmental organizations and networks, national or international in nature, whose primary mandate is directly related to the mission and work of the IAU but which are not eligible to join the Association as a full Member. Applications eligible for Institutional or Organizational Membership cannot be considered for Affiliate Status.

    Annual Membership Fees
    650 euros per year. The financial year runs from 1 October to 30 September.


    APPLICATION PROCESS
    IAU Membership application process steps are:

    1. Please read carefully the admission criteria to check if you or your organization is eligible for Membership.

    2. Fill in and return the application form dully completed to Juliette Becker:

    3. The applications are reviewed at least once a month. If retained for Membership, you will receive an acceptance letter from the IAU Secretary-General explaining the formalities to finalize Membership:

    - Payment of the annual membership fees

    - Signing of IAU letter of commitment on official institutional letterhead.


    Apply here

    Associates


    ADMISSION CRITERIA AND ANNUAL FEES

    IAU Associates are well-known and respected leaders and experts in higher education who share IAU’s goals and values, and wish to enhance their personal collaboration with the Association. Connected to the information dissemination programme, Associates attend conferences and participate in IAU projects.

    Annual Associate Fees
    100 euros per year. The financial year runs from 1 October to 30 September.


    APPLICATION PROCESS
    IAU Membership application process steps are:

    1. Please read carefully the admission criteria to check if you are eligible for Membership.

    2. Fill in and return the application form dully completed to Juliette Becker:

    3. The applications are reviewed at least once a month. If retained for Membership, you will receive an acceptance letter from the IAU Secretary-General explaining the formalities to finalize Membership:

    - Payment of the annual membership fees

    - Signing of IAU letter of commitment on official institutional letterhead.


    Apply here




  • Membership benefits & commitments

    The International Association of Universities counts around 700 universities and associations of universities, based in some 130 countries. Join this growing global Higher Education Community.


    What are the key reasons to join?
    • Be part of a global organization underpinned by values
    • Benefit from an international network
    • Participate in global sharing events as a full member
    • Receive regular comprehensive overview on higher education developments worldwide
    • Benefit from discount rates for IAU Advisory services and training programmes
    • Boost your visibility using IAU communication channels
    • Be nominated by IAU for UNESCO prizes
    • Become eligible to the IAU Administrative Board .... Read more


    How to get involved?
    • Advocate for IAU vision and values
    • Get involved in IAU projects
    • Share information with others through IAU Lynx, HESD Portal, and other dedicated thematic webpages
    • Use and promote IAU policy statements
    • Read and disseminate IAU publications
    • Host IAU events
    • Take part in IAU Administrative board elections


    Benefits

    The IAU counts four different categories of Members. >> JOIN IAU

    Benefits Institutions Organizations* Affiliates Associates
    Be associated to the principles and values IAU upholds
    Discount registration fee for IAU International Conferences
    Discount registration fee for the IAU biennial Global Meeting of Associations (GMA)
    Invitation to speak at IAU Conferences
    Right to vote and stand for election as President and as an Administrative Board Member at the Quadrennial General Conferences
    Use of IAU logo to indicate affiliation to the Association
    Receive preferential invitations to take part in targeted activities, workshops, seminars and expert meetings
    Opportunity to participate in IAU Working Groups on priority themes
    IAU Consultation for expert advice in its areas of work
    Advanced access to the World Higher Education Database (WHED) Portal and 50 % discount on the International Handbook of Universities (IHU)
    Subscription to IAU quarterly research journal Higher Education Policy (HEP)
    Subscription to IAU Horizons, a thematic bi-annual magazine debating important higher education issues
    Subscription to the monthly IAU Lynx , linking to higher education policies, opportunities and news worldwide
    Subscription to Highlights from the Press, a monthly selection of articles on higher education in the international press
    Advanced access to the International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)
    Inclusion of publications in HEDBIB
    Dissemination of organizational news on the IAU website in “News from Members’”
    Discount price for the IAU Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education report

    *Please note that while Organizational Members can share information about IAU and their activities with their institutional Members, the organization cannot extent the benefits to their Members.




  • Members

    IAU counts four categories of Members: Institutions, Organizations, Affiliates and Associates. Members have specific rights and benefits. Each IAU membership category has a specific set of creteria and application process. IAU gathers more than 650 members from 130 countries.

    Institutions

    Member Institutions are universities or degree-conferring higher education institutions whose main objective is teaching and research, irrespective of whether or not they carry the name of university. Benefiting from IAU’s complete range of services and able to become active participants in all IAU working groups and activities, they also participate in the election of the President and the Administrative Board.

    IAU Observer status can be granted to public or private not-for-profit degree-conferring higher education institutions, which do not yet meet the eligibility criteria for Membership of 3 cohorts of students. The Observer status is valid until the institution graduates three cohorts of students at which time it is admitted to full Institutional Membership. In creating this category, IAU wishes to become more inclusive and to contribute to the development of quality higher education globally.

    >> IAU Members World Map

    Organizations

    Since the General Conference held in Durban in 2000, IAU counts Member Organizations. Member Organizations are higher education organizations active on the national, regional or international level. Just like Member Institutions, they are granted full benefits, voting rights, and are represented on the Administrative Board. IAU counts 33 Member Organisations.

    - International higher education organizations

    - National higher education organizations

    Bangladesh
    Association of Universities of Bangladesh

    Canada
    Universités Canada

    France
    Université virtuelle environnement et développement durable (UVED)

    Germany
    Bavarian University Alliance (BUA)

    Hungary
    Hungarian Rector’s Conference

    India
    Association of Indian Universities

    Japan
    Association of Private Universities of Japan
    Japan Association of National Universities

    Mexico
    National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES)

    Nigeria
    Committee of Vice-Chancellors (CVC) of Nigerian Federal Universities

    Peru
    National Association of Universities from Peru

    The Netherlands
    Association of Universities in the Netherlands

    Roumania
    The National Council of Rectors in Romania

    South Africa
    Universities South Africa

    Spain
    Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE)
    Associació Catalana d’Universitats Públiques

    Sweden
    Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF)

    USA
    American Council on Education (ACE)
    Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)

    Associates

    IAU Associates are well-known and respected leaders and experts in higher education who share IAU’s goals and values, and wish to enhance their personal collaboration with the Association. Connected to the information dissemination programme, Associates attend conferences and participate in IAU projects.

    - Mr. Jason Laker, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Counselor Education San José State University, San José, CA, U.S.A.
    - Dr. H. Ian Macdonald - Président honoraire, Université York, Canada
    - Dr. Fava de Moraes - Ancien Recteur, Université de Sao Paulo, Brésil
    - Dr. Justin Thorens - Président Honoraire et Ancien Recteur, Université de Genève, Suisse.
    - Dr. Agneta Bladh - Former IAU Administrative Board Member and Former Rector of the University of Kalmar,Sweden
    - Prof. Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe - Former IAU Administrative Board Member and Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Ghana
    - Prof. Is-Haq Oloyede - Former IAU Administrative Deputy Board Member and Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria
    - Prof. J.D. Amin - Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutse Nigeria
    - Mr. Stefan Delplace - Honorary Secretary General, EURASHE, European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (aisbl)

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