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  • List of IAU Members

    IAU gathers more than 640 Members (Institutions, Organisations, Affiliates and Associates) from over 120 countries.

    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 their own national competent body/bodies 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*;
    • Conduct research activities implying an active participation of the staff in scientific or scholarly research as well as necessary equipment 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.

    IAU is funded primarily through its membership fees and depends on these funds to effectively carry out its activities, including its online webinar series and thematic debates, events and conferences, publications, projects and other initiatives.

    The Members’ strong engagement, commitment, and financial contributions are vital for the association. It is thanks to its Members’ commitment that the IAU exists and continues to act as the global voice of higher education.

    Member Institutions Fees in Euros
    Institutions Low Income Countries Middle Income Countries High Income Countries
    Less than 1,000 Students 950 € 1,350 € 1,400 €
    Between 1,000-5,000 students 1,350 € 1,700 € 1,800 €
    Between 5,000-10,000 students 1,800 € 2,450 € 2,550 €
    More than 10,000 students 2,350 € 3,100 € 3,250 €

    >> You may refer to the list of countries by income category

    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 duly completed to [email protected]

    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.

    IAU is funded primarily through its membership fees and depends on these funds to effectively carry out its activities, including its online webinar series and thematic debates, events and conferences, publications, projects and other initiatives.

    The Members’ strong engagement, commitment, and financial contributions are vital for the association. It is thanks to its Members’ commitment that the IAU exists and continues to act as the global voice of higher education.

    Member Organizations Fees in Euros
    Largest Member counts Low Income Countries Middle Income Countries High Income Countries
    Less than 1,000 Students 950 € 1,350 € 1,400 €
    Between 1,000-5,000 students 1,350 € 1,700 € 1,800 €
    Between 5,000-10,000 students 1,800 € 2,450 € 2,550 €
    More than 10,000 students 2,350 € 3,100 € 3,250 €

    >> You may refer to the list of countries by income category



    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 duly completed to [email protected]

    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.

    IAU is funded primarily through its membership fees and depends on these funds to effectively carry out its activities, including its online webinar series and thematic debates, events and conferences, publications, projects and other initiatives.

    The Members’ strong engagement, commitment, and financial contributions are vital for the association. It is thanks to its Members’ commitment that the IAU exists and continues to act as the global voice of higher education.

    Annual Membership Fees
    720 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 duly completed to [email protected]

    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
    150 euros per year. The financial year runs from 1 October to 30 September.


    APPLICATION PROCESS
    The associate status is only open to individuals who have been personally invited to apply by IAU.




  • Benefits & commitments

    Join the growing global Higher Education Community now!

    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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  • 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 criteria and application process. IAU gathers more than 640 Members (Institutions, Organisations, Affiliates and Associates) from over 120 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 condition of having graduated three cohorts of students (they should however have graduated at least one cohort of students and meet all other eligibility criteria). The Observer status is valid until the institution has graduated three cohorts of students, at which point 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 New Members - joined in September 2021


    >> IAU Members World Map


    >> Become a Member


    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 31 Member Organizations.

    - International higher education organizations

    - National higher education organizations

    Bangladesh
    Association of Universities of Bangladesh

    Canada
    Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Canada
    Universités Canada
    Université du Québec

    France
    Digital University for environment and sustainable development (UVED)

    Germany
    Bavarian University Alliance (BUA)

    Holy See
    Conference of Rectors of Roman Pontifical Universities and Institutions (CRUIPRO)

    Hungary
    Hungarian Rector’s Conference

    India
    Association of Indian Universities

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

    Nigeria
    Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities

    The Netherlands
    Association of Universities in the Netherlands

    Romania
    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)

    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)
    - Ms. Dorothy Davis, Senior Expert in internationalization of higher education
    - Mr. Kevin Kinser, Department Head, Education Policy Studies, Pennsylvania State University, USA
    - Prof. Dr. Romeela Mohee, Commissioner, Higher Education Commission, Mauritius, Former Vice Chancellor at the University of Mauritius, Higher Education Specialist, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada

    SENIOR FELLOWS

    Eva Egron-Polak, Former IAU Secretary General bio contact


    Madeleine Green, Senior Fellow NAFSA, Former IAU Board Member bio contact


    Diana-Camelia Iancu, Associate professor, Public Governance and Dean, Faculty of Public Administration, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucarest, Romania bio contact


    Stephen Sterling, Emeritus Professor of Sustainability Education at the Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Plymouth, UK bio contact


    Hans de Wit, Professor and Director of the ‘Center for International Higher Education’ (CIHE) at Boston College, USA bio contact


    Marcelo Knobel, Former Rector of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil bio contact

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