The following event by one of our IAUP members may be of interest to many in higher education, especially those interested in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Building up a communal environment for higher education has been related to factors like modernization, innovation and internationalization of educational systems supported by the principle of convergence. LACHEC 2014 version seeks to take up the principal initiatives developed on the region based on this purpose, and contribute as an academic scenario to the discussion about advantages, challenges and opportunities that this process might bring to the universities.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to J. Michael Adams, former president of Fairleigh Dickinson University, at the launch of the new Conversation Series named in his honor. Organized by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) program, which President Adams helped create, the J. Michael Adams Conversation Series each year will invite a globally renowned scholar to speak to, and interact with, the United Nations community on a subject of global significance and interest.
The first IAUP semi-annual meeting of the 2014-2017 triennium was very successfully held in Prague on September 12-14, 2014, with the gracious hospitality of our host, Rector Bohuslava Senkyrová, of the University of Finance and Administration (VSFS) and the patronage of the President of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloš Zeman. A representative from the Presidency of the Czech Republic honored us with his presence at the gala dinner on September 14, 2014. IAUP President Toyoshi Satow and Rector Bohuslava Senkyrová both referred to the fact that this meeting marks the very first time that an IAUP meeting takes places in Prague.
The IAUP XVII Triennial Conference was held in Yokohama, Japan from June 11-14, 2014 with complete success. About 400 participants from around the world gathered in the most important event of our association every three years. This marked the second time that a triennial conference was held in Japan. The X Triennial Conference was held in Kobe, Japan on July 11-14, 1993.
WISE Education Leadership Program is seeking applications from IAUP member presidents and their colleagues. For more details and contact information, please see the invitation letter below and the application form: