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The International Universities Bureau is IAU’s permanent Secretariat and its major instrument of programme 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


Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General bio contact

Andreas Corcoran, Deputy Secretary General bio contact

Balkhisse Aidara, Accounting and Administrative Officer bio contact

Saholi Andriambololo-Nivo, WHED Data Officer bio contact

Meg Harris, Communications and Media Officer bio contact

Jessica Huang, Assistant, Administration and Membership bio contact

Trine Jensen, Manager, HE & Digital Transformation, Publication and Events bio contact

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

Craig Pettifor, IT Systems Administrator bio contact

Nicholas Poulton, WHED Operations Coordinator bio contact

Samuel Pousson, WHED Data Officer bio contact

Isabel Toman, Programme Officer, Sustainable Development bio contact

Ruwayda Mohamed, Communications and Media Intern bio contact

Kateryna Nakvatska, Internationalization Intern bio contact

Lea Romain, HESD Intern bio contact

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Tel.: (33 1) 45 68 48 00
Fax: (33 1) 47 34 76 05
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