International Alliance of Research Universities
The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) was launched on 14 January 2006 as a co-operative network of 10 leading, international research-intensive universities who share similar visions for higher education, in particular the education of future leaders. At the launch the presidents elected Australian National University Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb as chairman for 2006-2009. His successor, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan from the National University of Singapore, is the chairman for 2009-2011.
Its Presidents meet annually at a host university venue to discuss joint initiatives under the following categories: 1) Global Education Initiatives, which includes the flagship Global Summer Program, 2) Institutional Joint Networking, 3) Grand Challenge, and most notably its Campus Sustainability, and 4) Research initiatives.
Its members are:
- Australian National University
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- University of California, Berkeley
- Yale University
- Peking University
- National University of Singapore
- University of Tokyo
- University of Copenhagen
- ETH Zurich
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