International Association of Universities

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International Association of Universities logo and wordmark English.png
Motto Building a worldwide higher education community
Formation 1950; 67 years ago (1950)
Type NGO
Headquarters Paris, France
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
More than 650 members- Universities, higher education institutions & associations
Official language
French, English
President
Pam Fredma, University of Gothenburg, Sweden]
Executive General Secretary
Eva Egron-Polak
Main organ
General Assembly
Affiliations UNESCO
Website IAU Official website

The International Association of Universities (IAU) is a membership-led non-governmental organization working in the field of higher education. It comprises more than 650 higher education institutions and organizations in some 130 countries.[1] IAU is an official partner of UNESCO.[2] IAU is based in Paris and is located at the headquarters of UNESCO.

History[edit]

IAU was created under the auspices of UNESCO on 9 December 1950 during the International Conference of Universities in Nice. Its goal was and remains to encourage cooperation among institutions of higher education worldwide.

Governance[edit]

The governing bodies of the IAU are the General Assembly and the Administrative Board. The Secretariat implements the strategy adopted by the governing bodies.

Members[edit]

As of 1 January 2017, the International Association of Universities comprised more than 650 members (institutions, organizations, affiliates and associates) in some 130 countries around the world.

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