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The International Association of Universities (IAU) is a membership-led
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working in the field of higher education. It comprises more than 650 higher education institutions and organizations in some 130 countries. IAU is an official partner of UNESCO. The IAU secretariat is based in
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and is located at the headquarters of
UNESCO The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (french: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a List of specialized agencies of the United Nations, specialised agency of th ...

UNESCO
.


History

IAU was created under the auspices of
UNESCO The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (french: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a List of specialized agencies of the United Nations, specialised agency of th ...

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

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

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.


References


External links


Website

World Higher Education database

International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education

IAU Global Portal to promote Higher Education & Research for Sustainable Development

IAU Portal to promote Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa
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