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  • Register for Magna Charta Annual Conference

    The Magna Charta Observatory, (MCO) an organization committed to advancing academic freedom and service to society, is holding its annual conference on 16 and 17 October 2019 in Hamilton, Canada, at the McMaster University, an IAU member. The theme of the MCO conference 2019 is : "University freedoms and responsibilities: responding to the challenges of the future". The conference is open to university leaders and their representatives, higher education professionals and students, policy-makers and higher education stakeholders from all sectors to attend the event. For further information and registration please visit :

  • EUA seeks new Secretary General

    The EUA Board is seeking to appoint a new Secretary General to succeed Lesley Wilson, who will step down later this year.
    Lesley Wilson has been with EUA since its creation, serving as Secretary General since 2002.
    Reporting to EUA’s President and Board, the Secretary General will co-develop and implement the Association’s strategic plan with a focus on delivering greater impact for universities; deeper working relationships and partnerships; as well as membership growth. He will also lead a team of 40 staff across offices in Brussels and Geneva, overseeing a €5 million operating budget.
    The closing date for applications is Monday, 2 September 2019 at 12:00 CEST

    For further details on the post of EUA Secretary General, including required qualifications, skills and experience, please visit: quoting reference 4247.
    Contact: Mario Adamo via or +31 (0) 202 404 378

  • UNICA - e-Handbook on the Promotion of Higher Education Values

    The electronic publication ’Promoting Core Higher Education Values - Testimonies from the field that has been realized in the framework of the Erasmus + Project, Academic Refuge is now available online.
    The project "Academic Refuge" is a partnership between the University of Oslo, UNICA-Network of Universities from Capitals of Europe, the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR), and the University of Ljubljana, funded by the European Commission under Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships.
    The e-publication was developed for Higher education stakeholders, refugee students and scholars, scholars at risk, NGOs, networks and Associations working in related fields seeking guidance and examples on how to put the academic values into practice. More than 25 examples from all over the world illustrate best practices to put core higher education values into practice at a university.

    Please click on this link for more info and to download the e-handbook: :

  • One Caribbean Symposium organised by Universities Caribbean

    "One Caribbean solutions symposium" was organised on 13-14 June by Universities Caribbean and hosted by the University of the West Indies. The main objective of this forum was to create awareness among rectors and presidents of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and other stakeholders of the important role that universities play in the advocacy for finding practical solutions to challenges faced by the Caribbean and Latin American (LAC) region. For more information please see the documents below, or contact:

  • UNA Europa alliance receives prestigious grant to launch European University of the Future

    Twenty years after the Bologna Declaration to develop the European Higher Education Area, seven leading research-intensive universities have been granted 5 million euros of EU funding to kick-start their joint strategy to consolidate a European University ecosystem. By driving innovative education and research collaboration across seven of Europe’s largest comprehensive universities, the UNA Europa alliance is equipped to address the challenges of the future.

    The UNA Europa partners are Freie Universität Berlin, Alma Mater Studiorum Universitá di Bologna, University of Edinburgh, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, KU Leuven, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. UNA Europa’s 1EUROPE project is among the first European University pilots that the European Commission announced on June 26. UNA Europa will receive funding for this three-year pilot under the Erasmus+ Programme.

  • CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences selected by the European Commission

    The European Commission has chosen to fund the university alliance CIVICA, founded by two IAU members the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (Romania) and Central European University (Hungary) and five other universities: Bocconi University (Italy), the European University Institute (European Intergovernmental Organization), the Hertie School of Governance (Germany), Sciences Po (France, lead institution for the project) and the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden). CIVICA will also be joined by the London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom) as an Associated partner. Selected by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities, the application of CIVICA received 92/100 points.
    As announced on June 26 by the Commission a total of 54 applications were received, of which 17 have been selected and awarded funding.

  • A new Magna Charta Universitarium : MCU 2020 Consultation open

    On its 30th anniversary, The Magna Charta Universitatum has been updated and has been released as MCU 2020 by the Magna Charta Observatory, an IAU Member, for consultation and comments. The Magna Charta Universitatum details fundamental values for universities and was first signed by 388 rectors in Bologna in September 1988. The number of universities that have signed the Magna Charta Universitatum has risen to 889. The consultation period closes on 2 August 2019. The draft text of MCU 2020 can be found at:

  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) - New strategic plan 2019-2025

    The new ACU strategic plan for 2019-2025 – titled "The Road to 2030", which is a reference to the target date for the UN SDGs was launched in March. It outlines a revitalised mission, vision and strategic priorities for the ACU. Among the other priorities of the plan are: access and inclusion; employability and the fourth industrial revolution; growing research capacity through partnerships; international mobility and recognition of qualifications. More:

  • Daffodil International University - International Social Business Summer Program (ISBSP 2019)

    Daffodil International University (DIU) launches a call for participation to the International Social Business Summer Program (ISBSP) that they will organise from 12 to 22 July, 2019 at DIU in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aim of the program is to provide an introduction and a deeper understanding on Social Business. It’s an opportunity to make networks with leading social business companies and activists. Participants will have the honour to meet Nobel Laureat Professor Muhammad Yunus. Cultural visit and cross cultural activities will also be part of the program. Deadline for subscription : June 10, 2019. For further information please visit:

  • World University of Bangladesh - Summer School programme

    World University of Bangladesh (WUB) invites applications for the two weeks Summer School Programme that they will be organising for the upcoming Summer Semester 2019. The aim of the programme will be to stretch student’s knowledge and understanding in the areas of Bangali creed and culture, language, agriculture, garments industry, health community. Students will also explore ancient places. Deadline for subscription extended until 15th May 2019. Contact : Please find the programme schedule and the application form, below.

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