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The International Universities Bureau is IAU’s permanent Secretariat and its major instrument of program implementation, along with the Administrative Board, various Committees and Working Groups. Created by UNESCO in 1949, the Bureau was instrumental in preparing the International University Conference in Nice, 1950, at which the IAU was founded. Today, under the authority of the IAU and as a partner organization of UNESCO, its mission includes:

  • Monitoring and analysing trends in higher education and research at global level,
  • Collecting and sharing information,
  • Developing IAU positions and advocacy

International Universities Bureau staff:

Hilligje Van’t Land, Secretary General bio contact

Saholi Andriambololo-Nivo, Assistant, Reference Publications bio contact

Juliette Becker, Executive Assistant / Programme Officer bio contact

Mélissa Herlaut, Assistant, Reference Publications bio contact

Frédérique Herzog, Programme Officer bio contact

Trine Jensen, Manager, Events and Projects bio contact

Giorgio Marinoni, Manager, HE and Internationalization policy and projects bio contact

Angella Nino, Manager, Finances and Administration bio contact

Nicholas Poulton, Administrative/Editorial Assistant bio contact

Samuel Pousson, Assistant, Reference Publications bio contact

Georgeta Sadlak, Manager, Information Systems bio contact

Astrid Salcedo, Manager, Communications bio contact

Carine Sébast, Manager, Reference Publications bio contact

Amanda Sudic, Librarian/Documentalist bio contact

Mélanie Tatté, Administrative Assistant bio contact

IAU Senior Fellows:

Eva Egron-Polak, Former IAU Secretary General bio contact

Madeleine Green, Senior Fellow NAFSA, Former IAU Board Member bio contact

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