Tag: IAU

Call for contributions: IAU essay competition on internationalization!

IAUInternational Association of Universities (IAU) and the publisher Palgrave Macmillan Ltd have announced the IAU – Palgrave Prize in Higher Education Policy Research 2014-15.

The prize will be awarded to the winner of the essay competition. The theme for the essay competition is: Internationalization of Higher Education: Moving beyond mobility. The winning essay will be awarded a prize valued at £2,000.

The theme is also linked to the theme of the IAU 2015 International Conference. The conference takes place 28 – 30 October 2015 at the University of Siena (Siena, Italy).

Criteria – participant must be a scholar from a IAU member organisation (including both 590 universities across the world and a number of higher education associations). The submissions must be reasearch-based and analytically oriented, descriptive papers will not be retained. The essay should not be more than 7500 words, and needs to be submitted in English or French.

Deadline for submission: 15 June 2015. Read more here.

Student Chronicle: study trip to Paris

May the 17th, 2011, ten students from the Hedda Master Programme on higher education boarded the plane to the Paris, where a good number of education related organizations are headquartered. They joined the academic trip organized by professor Lene Buchert from CIE. This trip review is written by Xiaonan Zhang who is now a second year Master student. 

We stayed in Paris for three days, and we were occupied by meetings with various organizations throughout the three days. We spent the whole day of May 18th at UNESCO headquarter, where we were given presentations from representatives of numerous research departments in UNESCO. The second day was spent in International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), where we learned the mandate and main activities of IIEP as well as some interesting researches carried out at IIEP. The last day was split into two parts: in the morning, we attended a conference at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); in the afternoon our group went to the International Association of Universities(IAU), where we met the director of communication and information services Isabelle Turmaine and the director of membership and programme development Hilligje van’t Land.

Knowledge Gains

The day spent at UNESCO started with a presentation on the Education Sector of UNESCO, since we all know UNESCO is an organization with focuses on education, science as well as culture. The presenter gave us an introduction of the general mandate and main activities of the education sector of UNESCO and this was followed by five different presentations throughout the day. In each presentation, the speakers gave us an introduction of the research projects they were in charge of. They showed us the rationale behind each research project, how they were carried out, what research methods were used and so forth. In the end of day we had a general discussion session where the audience members could raise any questions to the speakers, talking in person with them in their offices.