International Association of Universities (IAU), a UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions was founded in 1950, have members from more than 130 countries for reflection and action on common priorities and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education. IAU aims to be the most representative and influential global association of diverse higher education institutions and their organizations, promoting and advancing the role of higher education in society. Its mission is to promote collaboration among its members by articulating the fundamental values and principles that underpin the pursuit, dissemination and application of knowledge. The Association advocates for higher education policies and practices that respect diverse perspectives and promote social responsibility. It encourages innovation, mutual learning and cooperation among institutions with a particular emphasis on leadership. Its services are available on the priority basis to members but also to organisations, institutions and authorities concerned with higher education, as well as to individual policy and decision-makers, specialists, administrators, teachers, researchers and students. IAU International Conference has been held 52 times since 1948 and the latest conference, IAU 2018, will be hosted by the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme of the event is: Higher education partnerships for societal impact. Contact Dr. Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim Email: [email protected] Trine Jensen Email: [email protected]
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