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  • Qatar University - Join a webinar on " Social Sciences and Societies in the age of Covid-19"

    The Gulf Studies Center at the College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs, invite you to attend the Webinar titled " Social Sciences and Societies in the age of Covid-19". It will take place on Thursday, 4th June, 2020 at 2.00pm European central time. To attend the virtual webinar, please follow the link:

    Using the laptop:
    https://qu-edu.webex.com/qu-edu/j.php?MTID=e47a3a214bf58bf838307f09f1ced32e9
    Using Smart devices: Event ID: 234 855 186 | Password: covid19
    LIVE Stream: https://youtu.be/nv_V_V5zM0Y




  • Siam University hosted the first ACD-UN Webinar

    Asia Cooperation Dialogue University Network (ACD-UN) is the only network that has all Asian Universities focusing on mobility and collaborative relationship between Higher Education and Business activities. On 20th May 2020, Siam university hosted the first Asia Cooperation Dialogue University Network (ACD-UN) webinar under the theme "The New Normal for Higher Education Across Asia: Post-COVID World and How Universities in Asia Respond." The host and main producer of the webinar is Dr. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, the Executive Director of ACD-UN and the Chairperson of webinar is Chancellor Kiyoshi Yamada, the Chancellor of Tokai University and Chairperson of ACD-UN. This webinar was very successful attended by 6 honorable speakers the opening remark by Secretary General of ACD from Kuwait; the keynote speaker from Business sector from Australia; and panelist members from Rector’s of Private Universities from Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and Bangladesh. This webinar was well attended with over 140 attendees worldwide.
    Learn more: https://youtu.be/Musnf8v-nQA




  • ASAIHL Online World Congress 2020 on “COVID-19: the Global New Reality”

    On 28 May 2020, the Association of Southeast Asian Institution of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) held it’s Online World Congress 2020 focused on " COVID-19 the Global New Reality". Chulalongkorn University an IAU members was part of the organisation commitee and IAU President Pam Fredman took part to this event as one of the keynote speaker and presented the IAU Global Survey Report on the impact of Covid-19 on Higher Education around the world (now avalaible on the IAU website). Amongst other topics discussed during the online congress were : Education & Life-long Learning, Technology & Innovation. For more details please see the attached pdf file below.




  • "One Caribbean" Virtual Forum 2020: Assessing the impact of COVID-19

    The Universities Caribbean launches “One Caribbean” Virtual Forum: Assessing the impact of COVID-19 designing the future of the Caribbean University Sector, that will take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The Forum will be chaired by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, President of the Universities Caribbean and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. IAU Secretary General, Hilligje van’t Land one of the speakers will talk about the IAU Global Survey Report on the impact of COVID 19 on HE. To participate complete the following form.




  • University of Gothenburg - Sustainability ranking and new publications

    Nearly 800 universities in 85 countries participated in the 2020 version of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings and the University of Gothenburg ended up in place 45. Read more.
    The University has a long history of environmental research and a well-established environmental management system. They offer 10 programmes and around 100 courses with different angles of sustainable development. Recent initiatives include the release of the university’s sustainability report from 2019 avalaible (only in Swedish) at : https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/miljohandbok/Uppfoljning/hallbarhetsredovisning/
    And also, the SDG coloring book, with illustrations of each of the Global goals to download for free! https://www.unsdsn-ne.org/sdg-coloring-book/




  • Qatar University - Webinar on Higher Education Post COVID 19

    Qatar University organises a series of webinars on COVID-19. The next one entitled: Higher Education Post COVID-19 - New Era of Resilience, Lessons and Opportunities, will take place on Monday, 18th May 2020, at 09:00 pm -10:30 pm (Doha Time; +3 GMT). Pam Fredman, President of the International Association of Universities (IAU), will be among the panelists.

    Please join the event by the following:

    Using Laptop
    Go to https://qu-edu.webex.com/qu-edu/j.php?MTID=e2055952a724f1def2d9b472c17ac36d9
    Enter First name, Last name, Email address and Click "Join Now"

    Smart Devices - Using Cisco WebEx Meetings Application
    Event Number: 239 216 540
    Event Password: 12345

    Or you can also attend LIVE at YouTube Link:
    https://youtu.be/Bg2ltknsCfo




  • AAU - Webinar on the HAQAA Initiative

    The Association of African Universities (AAU) will organise a webinar on HAQAA Initiative entitled "Mécanisme africain de notation de la qualité : Logique, avantages et prochaines étapes pour les universités africaines" that will be scheduled on May 28, 2020 (12:00 GMT)
    To register click on the link: www.aau.org/webinars/aauregis.php?webinar_id=26
    Join the webinar via : https://meet53484183.adobeconnect.com/haqaa/

    For more information please see the flyer below (in French).




  • University of Bergen and University of the South Pacific - New Ocean and Climate PhD programme launched

    The University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway, and the regional University of the South Pacific (USP) (both IAU members) have intensified their long-term collaboration by launching on 28 April 2020, the Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme (N-POC), an ambitious and interdisciplinary partnership in research and PhD training. UiB’s Rector Dag Rune Olsen mentioned that “the two universities share the conviction that the ocean is central to understanding the urgent challenges posed by climate change”. USP’s Vice-Rector and President Pal Ahluwalia, expressed thanks to the Norwegian Government, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian people for funding this science initiative on the ocean-climate nexus. Read more:
    https://www.uib.no/en/sdgbergen/135464/new-pacific-phd-programme-launched
    http://www.usp.ac.fj/news/story.php?id=3254




  • COVID-19 - Interview with Marc de Perrot, Secretary General of the University of Lausanne

    The University of Lausanne (UNIL), has shown a great capacity to adapt since 13 March, according to Marc de Perrot, Secretary General of the university, in an interview published on the university’s website on 22 April 2020. Initiatives and measures have been taken in response to COVID-19, such as the launch of "Coronacell" one among the project created by the Rectorate to coordinate the management of the epidemic and anticipate a September academic re-start. To read the interview in full: https://wp.unil.ch/infocovid/2020/04/we-have-to-deal-with-the-uncertainty/




  • Bournemouth University - Survey on Work-Life Balance post Covid-19

    Since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, Bournemouth University (BU) provided concrete support to help local communities and healthcare establishments battle the disease. Their latest initiatives is the launch of a survey on "Work-Life Balance post Covid-19". BU invites academics, at all career stages and from any subject area, to contribute voluntarily to this research that aims to assess the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak on all academics work/life balance. By understanding the impacts, concerns and coping mechanisms, BU hopes to identify lessons learned to inform what universities and individuals can do to nurture good work/life balance of all academics.
    Participate to the survey : https://bournemouth.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/impact-of-covid-19-lockdown-on-academics

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