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  • SUNEO New publication - Pandemic: The Catastrophic Crisis

    We are pleased to announce the release of a new publication: Pandemic: The Catastrophic Crisis coordinated by Dr. Modesto Seara Vázquez, Rector of University of the Sea - Oaxaca State University System (SUNEO) (an IAU member ).
    This book constitutes an analysis of the pandemic, within the framework of what is considered to be a systemic crisis of great magnitude. Academics from several countries are collaborating: Rafael Calduch Cervera (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain), Jessica Lillian De Alba Ulloa (Universidad Anahuac, Mexico), Roberto Dominguez (Suffolk University, Boston), Alistair Edgar (University Wilfrid Laurier, Waterloo, Canada), Elizabeth Friesen (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), Adil Ilter Turan (Bilgi University, Istanbul,Turkey), Ai Kihara-Hunt (University of Tokyo, Japan), Marcela López-Vallejo Olvera (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico), Alberto Lozano Vázquez (UMAR, Mexico). Eduardo Roldán Acosta, Jorge Alberto Schiavon Uriegas (CIDE, Mexico), Modesto Seara Vázquez (State Universities of Oaxaca, Mexico), John Trent (University of Ottawa, Canada).

    Read more : (in Spanish)

    The printed version can be purchased by writing to Irma Gonzàlez, Head of Public Relations - University of the Sea : [email protected]

    The book, in its digital version, is available on Amazon, in English and Spanish, at the following link

  • The University of Macau kicks off celebration for 40th anniversary

    The University of Macau (UM) held an opening ceremony to kick off the celebration for its 40th anniversary, yesterday 17 January, 2021. The ceremony began with a video that reviewed the history and development of the university over the past four decades. The anniversary slogan ‘Set sail anew on the ruby jubilee’, means that UM is on the threshold of a new era, a time to take stock of past achievements and look ahead to new goals and dreams. As part of the celebration UM also held an Open Day that aimed to allow the public to experience UM’s development in teaching and research as well as its vibrant campus life through exhibitions and activities. This year, the university will hold a series of celebratory activities with different themes, including academic research, cultural exchange, and alumni development.

  • UNICA Green & SAVES2 webinars

    Join the H2020 project "SAVES2" - Final Webinar - 15 January 2021 (11:00 - 13:00 CET)

    The webinar will provide insights and share good practices and recommendations from the Horizon 2020 project "SAVES2" and address in particular Student fuel poverty and the importance of Student engagement to achieve valuable energy savings at universities. Participation is free but registration is mandatory via this online form
    More details :

    Join the 2nd session of UNICA Green Webinars - 22 January 2021 (11:00 - 12:00 CET) - promoted by the University of Lausanne

    Augustin Fragnière (Interdisciplinary Centre for Sustainability - CID, University of Lausanne) will talk about the concept of climate neutrality and how it should translate into the climate strategy of institutions and communities. This will be followed by an open discussion with the participants.
    Participation is free but registration is mandatory via this online registration form.
    More details :

  • MRU - AIUB : International Webinar Higher Education in New Normal

    To celebrate the 70 years of the International Association of Universities (IAU) and the 10th anniversary of the founding of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), the American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) and the Mykolas Romeris University (MRU), Lithuania is organizing a 2-day International Webinar on ’Higher Education in New Normal’ (January 14-15, 2021).

    This international webinar aims to address issues and challenges related to higher education during COVID-19. Please refer to the attached poster for more information. Submission Deadline: January 7, 2021.

    Registration Link:

  • York University - Sustainable on the Go Conference

    York University is hosting the Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization Virtual Conference, co-organized by York International, the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education Towards Sustainability and international partners, from January 20th to 22nd, 2021. The Conference will bring together scholars, international mobility professionals and practitioners, policymakers, sustainability experts and other stakeholders to discuss the evolving status of international mobility in higher education in Canada and globally, critically reflect on where we are now, and to collectively build a future vision of international mobility that is inclusive, innovative and responsive to the global sustainability challenges of our times.

    IAU is pleased to partner with York University for this conference, as well as with the other partners the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Okayama University.

    Learn more about the conference and register here:

  • University of South Africa (UNISA) appoints first female Vice Chancellor in 148 years

    The Council of the University of South Africa (UNISA) is proud to announce that, in a move unprecedented since the establishment of the university 148 years ago, it will have its first female Principal and Vice Chancellor with effect from 01 January 2021.
    This follows the approval of the appointment of Professor Puleng LenkaBula as the incoming Principal and Vice Chancellor during the special sitting of the UNISA Council on Thursday, 05 November 2020.
    Professor LenkaBula, who is currently the Vice Rector: Institutional Change, Student Affairs and Community Engagement at the University of the Free State (UFS), has extensive managerial experience in higher education. Prior to occupying the Vice Rector position at the UFS, she was the Dean of Students at WITS University, where she was a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Office (VCO) and the Senior Executive Team. She will succeed Professor Mandla Makhanya who is retiring.

  • The University of Gothenburg - Six students received this year’s Sustainability Thesis Award, GUSTA

    Six students at the University of Gothenburg were given this year’s GUSTA award for their outstanding theses written on topics related to sustainable development. The winning theses covered a broad range of topics across several programmes in various faculties which include: Political science, Innovation and Industrial Management and Global studies.
    The University of Gothenburg’s Sustainability Thesis Award, GUSTA, recognizes and offers awards to outstanding theses written on sustainable development related topics within the University of Gothenburg. The award is administrated by the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development. GUSTA was launched in 2019. Find video presentations by the awardees, links to awarded theses and more information about the award here:

  • Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) a key participant in UNESCO’s Futures Literacy Summit

    To foster the knowledge, development, and reach of futures studies, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) is proudly participating in the High-Level Futures Literacy Summit, held by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from 8 to 12 December 2020. PMU, which has entered into a partnership with UNESCO, will contribute in multiple ways to the virtual summit.

    Dr. Issa Al Ansari, President of PMU, will first deliver an opening speech on the university’s involvement in the enrichment of future studies. The university will further present and participate in workshops, announce research grants, and offer a virtual exhibition. Pleasr refer to the PMU website for more details:

  • Assam Don Bosco University - Call for papers: International Conference on Emerging Renewable and Modern Energy (ICERME-2021)

    Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7), as set by the UN General Assembly, aims to correct the enormous imbalance by ensuring everyone has access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services by the year 2030. Hence, to support the above-mentioned global energy agenda, Assam Don Bosco University appointed as the Cluster Leader formed by the International Association of Universities for SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy), is organizing an Online International Conference on Emerging Renewable and Modern Energy (ICERME-2021) on 12-13 February 2021. This conference intends to build a coherent sustainable network of relationships among budding researchers, innovators, industry professionals and the intelligentsia to discuss various sustainable energy opportunities for transforming lives, economies and the planet. Paper submission deadline: 15 December 2020. For more details, please refer to the attached poster below.

  • Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities (AULP) - 34th Anniversary

    On its 34th Anniversary, the Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities (AULP) celebrates the birth of the AULP Mobility Programme, the first academic mobility programme that exclusively covers student exchanges between institutions from Portuguese-speaking countries and Macao (MSAR). The Program, OEI-AULP Travel Grants is dedicated to students wishing to study at higher education institutions in Portugal and Brazil and PALOP-TL PROCULTURE Grants (addressed to undergraduate and master students in areas related to Culture) were also made available.

    In this exceptional year, AULP celebrates its 34 years with an invitation to apply to all students belonging to AULP family member institutions for a personally and professionally enriching experience. Learn more about the Mobility Programme at: (in Portuguese)

    The success of AULP is also the success of the Higher Education Institutions that are part of it and, together, contribute to the development of higher education and the dissemination of the Portuguese language in the world.
    In this context, it is not only AULP that is to be congratulated, but also its institution.

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