International Association of Universities
|International Association of Universities|
|Motto||For a worldwide higher education community|
|Membership||Universities, higher education associations|
|Official languages||French, English|
|Executive General Secretary||Eva Egron-Polak|
|Main organ||General Assembly|
The International Association of Universities (IAU) is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organisations from some 120 countries for "reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education."
IAU is based in Paris and is located at the headquarters of UNESCO. However, it is an independent organization.
In 2012, The General Conference and General Assembly of IAU elected Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Former President of the University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, as its President for 2012-2016.
The General Executive Secretary is Eva Egron-Polak, former International Vice President at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
The list of Current Members of the IAU Board is IAU Administrative Board 2012_2016
- The complete Mission Statement is available at http://www.iau-aiu.net/association/index.html
- Directory of IAU's Member Institutions
- International Association of Universities Database of universities worldwide
- A Statement on Behalf of Higher Education Institutions Worldwide Developed by CHEA, the American Council on Education (ACE), the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the International Association of Universities (IAU).