The IAUP will hold its next semi-annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on October 13-16, 2016. This meeting will be hosted by Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) The Western Cape of South Africa is one of the world’s most scenic regions and a most appropriate venue for this second semi-annual meeting of the IAUP in the year 2016.
With record attendance for a semi-annual meeting and an excellent program, including two panel sessions, the Spain meeting held at the University of Alcalá, was a resounding success. Dr. Fernando Galván, Rector of the host institution was a very gracious and elegant host, keeping our group punctual to all activities. The networking was rich and participants had lively discussions both during the business meetings –with very important decisions regarding the future of the IAUP- and during the periods assigned for the panel sessions.
The IAUP is pleased to announce that the European Women Rectors Association (EWORA) will hold its inaugural meeting in Brussels on June 20th, 2016. Among the founding Board members is Dr. Gülsün Saglamer who is a longtime member of the IAUP and always has worked very hard on the promotion of the Role of Women in Higher Education. She will become the President of this organization, EWORA.
As has become a tradition every year, the IAUP participated in the 2016 98th Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE.) This year the venue was San Francisco, California and the number of participants was a record-breaking figure of more than 1,600 attendees, including more than 250 presidents and chancellors and over 170 chief academic officers and provosts. The dates were March 12-15, 2016. As usual, IAUP sponsored the International Welcome and Networking Reception, held on Saturday, March 12, 5:00 to 6:00 pm. IAUP also co-sponsored the International Special Session held this year on Sunday. March 13, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
As expressed in our History of the IAUP: The First 30 Years (Vol. I of the IAUP History, p.107) the establishment of the worldwide UN International Day of Peace, was unanimously approved by the UN General Assembly during its 36th Session, on November 30, 1981. The UN designated the third Tuesday of every September as the yearly Day of Peace.