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  • Zhejiang University - Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

    A panel of medical experts from the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU) has just co-produced and published, with Alibaba and the Jack Ma Foundation, a Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment. It summarizes the first-hand clinical experience in how to diagnose, screen and treat COVID-19 patients, particularly critically ill patients, and it serves as a point of reference for other countries battling the pandemic. The Chinese and English versions are now available. Versions in other languages, including Italian, Korean, Japanese and Spanish, are being prepared.
    Read more :

  • AAU - Call for Participation : Webinar " Effective Integration of Online Education"

    The AAU is organizing an Online Teaching & Learning Webinar on the 30th March 2020 as one of AAU’s direct support to the African Higher Education community. The webinar will discuss the Effective Integration of Online Education and the guest speaker will be Professor Safary Wa-Mbaleka who is currently the Director of the Adventist University of Africa Online, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Please register for this webinar here:

  • Makerere University - Making workplaces ready for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

    Makerere University in Uganda has developed a dedicated website to provide Africa with facts and research based information on COVID-19. Also the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) has designed and organized a 1-Hour Training/Sensitization on preparing the workplace for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). More :

  • Cancellation of the NAFSA 2020 Conference

    In deep concern for the health and safety of the attendees, the NAFSA board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo scheduled to take place on May 24-29 in St. Louis, Missouri. They are exploring ways to re-envision the 2020 program in the virtual space by offering a new series of virtual events in lieu of their traditional conference. Learn more :

  • Call for Participation to the ACA, DAAD, Diku, VLUHR event

    The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku), and Vlaamse Universiteiten en Hogescholen Raad (VLUHR) warmly invite you to the event : Minding the gap – higher education, research and innovation in international cooperation, that will take place at at VLEVA (Vlaams-europees Verbindingsagentschap) in Brussels on March 12, 2020. More

  • Assam Don Bosco University - Engaged University of the Year 2020 Award

    Assam Don Bosco University an IAU member wins the “Engaged University of the Year 2020 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Award”. This prestigious international award is conferred by the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial & Engaged Universities (ACEEU), Science Park, Netherlands. The award recognizes the University’s monumental work in community engagement and social service – higher education making a change in the lives of people around the University campus. More :

  • EUA - InSPIREurope project

    European University Association (EUA) launches a survey as part of the “Initiative to Support, Promote and Integrate Researchers at Risk in Europe” (InSPIREurope). EUA is mapping the situation of researchers at risk and of the institutions that host or employ them. Evidence collected will result in recommendations on how to improve national and European level policy frameworks and funding instruments for enhanced support of researchers at risk and of the higher education and research institutions that host them. The data collection will also support the project’s overall efforts to forge a long-term, cross-sectoral, Europe-wide alliance of organisations supporting researchers at risk.

    The deadline for contributions is 10 April 2020. You can access the surveys via the following links:
    • institutional survey
    • researchers at risk survey
    For questions or comments about the research feel free to contact EUA via [email protected]

  • Patrick George Zaky’s arrest : the motion of the University of Bologna

    The arrest and torture of the Egyptian student Patrick George Zaky, enrolled at the University of Bologna, led to the following motion initiated by the Rector Francesco Ubertini and by mutual agreement of the board of governors, the directors of Departments, the Campus Presidents, the Administrative and Technical Staff Council and the Student Council, the Academic Senate, at the special session of 12 February 2020:

    "As members of the scientific and academic community of Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, we were and still are deeply upset by the recent news of Patrick Zaky’s arrest, as he is a member of our community and a student of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts "GEMMA" in Women’s and Gender Studies. We hereby urge representatives of our Government and of the European Union, who have already taken prompt action, to keep monitoring this matter with close attention so that Patrick Zaky’s fundamental rights are safeguarded from any violation. With the high values characterizing our academic community at every level, such as freedom of thought, the centrality of critical thinking, and social responsibility and commitment, we adamantly reaffirm the importance of protecting human and political rights and, in particular, the right to individual freedom and to the freedom of speech, everywhere and in all cases.
    We are deeply committed to Patrick Zaky’s safe and quick return to Bologna, so that he can resume attending his classes. Until then, it is our duty to make sure that the Italian Government and the European Union continue to do their utmost for ensuring Patrick’s return to our community."

  • International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HELT) - Call for chapter proposals

    International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HELT) - launches a call for chapter proposals for the book entitled : Governance and Management of Higher Education : International Perspectives on Institutional Leadership. Submissions should be submitted electronically before 5th April 2020 to :

    For more details, please refer to the link :

  • Makerere University will host the 2020 World Health Summit Regional Meeting

    Each year, the World Health Summit in Berlin is complimented by a Regional Meeting in a different part of the world, where local and regional topics come to the forefront. Each meeting is hosted by the M8 Alliance member holding the World Health Summit International Presidency, which rotates every year.
    The Regional Meeting 2020 will take place in Kampala, Uganda on April 27-28. It is organized by Makerere University in partnership with the Government of Uganda. For more information, please find the WHS brochure below

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