Over thirty universities around the world gathered in Batumi (Republic of Georgia) for an IAUP regional conference hosted by Caucasus University. From 25-27th of February 2012, Presidents, Rectors, Vice-Chancellors, and invited guests gathered in Batumi for the IAUP (International Association of University Presidents) Europe conference hosted by Caucasus University and organized in cooperation with its close partners Upper Austria University of Applied Science and University of Finance and Administration in Czech Republic. More than 50 participants from various universities from Caucasus and Black Sea Region as well as from Europe, United States, Africa and the Middle East were present to discuss the activities and services of IAUP.
University World News recently placed the new IAUP-Microsoft Academic Summits in the spotlight. The Academic Summits are exclusive "think tank" format events designed to inform global university leaders, especially Presidents, Provost, Deans, Chief Information Officers, about new developments in academic technologies, and focus their attention on critical emerging challenges.
Following the very successful Triennial in New York City, IAUP President J. Michael Adams proposed a new schedule of Semi-Annual Meetings to fill the gap between triennials. All IAUP members are invited and encouraged to attend these gatherings of higher education chief executives as they move around the world.
This month in Doha, The International Association of University Presidents served as one of six organizational partners for the 2011 World Innovation Summit for Education, along with the Institute for International Education, UNESCO, Rand, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).
The second WISE Program for Education Leadership took place in Doha, Qatar from September 25 - 28, 2011. Sponsored by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, and co-organized by IAUP, this four-day workshop is conducted annually to help prepare the next generation of global higher education chief executives to manage the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.