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  • UNINETTUNO University and the Université Catholique de Lille signing for a Double Degree in Business Management and Digital Technologies

    On Wednesday 27 January the UNINETTUNO Rector Prof. Maria Amata Garito and the Rector of the Université Catholique de Lille Prof. Patrick Scauflaire, have signed the Double Degree academic agreement for the Master of Science in BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES. The program will be proposed with an innovative “blended” approach combining some of the best European experiences in online teaching in e-learning mode (Uninettuno) and traditional (the Université Catholique de Lille): the first year will be in e-learning mode through the UNINETTUNO teaching model, while the second year will be in presence at the Campus of the Catholic University of Lille.
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  • The SDGs after the crisis – 4th national SDG Conference Bergen 10-12 February

    Registration is open for the fourth national SDG Conference Bergen: The SDGs after the crisis – 10-12 February, 2021 (virtual). The conference theme and sessions will address the issues around the covid-19 global pandemic, a crisis not only one of health. More than ever the challenges of global sustainable development have become visible, and chief among these is inequality. Initiated by the University of Bergen (IAU Member and HESD Cluster Lead for SDG14), the annual event is planned in dialogue with the other Norwegian universities, the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Local Government and Administration.

    Discover the programme and register here:

  • 2021 ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative

    “Please” join the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Association of International Education Administers (AIEA) for the 2021 Internationalization Collaborative. This year’s theme is "Toward Greater Inclusion and Success: A New Compact for International Students." The event will take place virtually on February 12th, 10:00 am -1:00 pm US eastern time. Participants will have access to the new ACE report, as well as related resources and opportunities for ongoing networking on ACE Engage. Registration and additional details are available here:

  • International Forum ’Liberty and Freedom: Kościuszko’s Legacy’

    Please join the Virtual International Forum on Freedom and Liberty on the occasion of the 275th anniversary of the birth of a Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian-American hero, Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko.

    Thursday, February 4, 2021, Online
    7:00am - 12:00pm EST (2:00pm - 7:00pm Lithuania local time EET)

    This forum aims to highlight how freedom and liberty can inspire and shape developments in Central and Eastern Europe, specifically focusing on Belarus, Ukraine, and the Baltics, and to advance collaboration and engagement between Europe and the US.
    Co-sponsored by Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), Harriman Institute of Columbia University (USA), and European Humanities University (Belarusian university in exile, Lithuania), this event will gather political leaders, renowned lawyers, freedom activists, historians and other speakers from different regions and beyond in the field of foreign policy, law, history and social innovation.
    To register and view the event schedule:

  • 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.

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