IAU 4th Global Meeting of Associations of Universities
Internationalization of Higher Education:
New Players, New Approaches
Partners: Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi & Indian Institute of
Information Technology, Allahabad
Venue: New Delhi (India)
Dates: April 11-12, 2011
Profile of Participating Associations
Given the growing importance of internationalization of higher education for many
universities and institutions of higher education, this fourth edition of the Global Meeting of
Associations will focus on the role of associations – at all levels – to promote, facilitate and
improve the understanding of various aspects of higher education internationalization.
To prepare for the IAU 4th Global Meeting of Associations, we invite you to share your views
on the following few questions. Responses will be included in the Programme and Primer
that will be given to all GMA participants in New Delhi.
Please send your brief input electronically to Ms. Isabelle Devylder at: email@example.com
and/or M. Ross Hudson at: firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience and by
February 18th, 2011 the latest.
- Name of your Association/Network:
- Founding year of your Association/Network:
- Number of member institutions:
- Does the Association/Network have a permanent Secretariat?
- Number of staff in Secretariat:
- Legal Status:
- Sources of funding:
- Major partner(s) at the regional/international levels:
For national and regional associations/networks:
- Is the Association/Network a Member of a global platform/association?
1. How high a priority is internationalization of higher education for your Association?
Please describe where and how this priority is expressed (e.g. association’s strategic
plan, mission statement).
2. Knowing that “internationalization” and other terms your association might use have
multiple dimensions, where does your association focus? (e.g. academic mobility,
research cooperation, development of joint programs, policy issues, assisting member
3. What activities has your Association developed in the field of internationalization?
Indicate, in the list below, all that are relevant and add some descriptive details on
each. Please add others if not listed:
b. Research and data collection on internationalization
c. Professional development or institutional capacity building for
d. Benchmarking and monitoring progress in internationalization
e. Conferences and network facilitation
f. Public relations/marketing overseas and/or
g. hosting delegations from overseas
h. Management of specific programs related to internationalization
i. Technical services and development cooperation projects
4. At present, what are the most challenging issues or developments faced by a) your
Association b) by your member institutions and c) by the global higher education
community concerning internationalization?
5. What, in your opinion, will be the most important future developments affecting the
internationalization of higher education and research?
6. Internationalization is often seen as a response to increased demand for higher
education and thus a key to increasing (if not widening) access to higher education. Is
this the case in your country/region? If so, please explain. If not, what actions need to
7. To what extent do your member institutions use technology to further
internationalization? Please cite a few example of such use. If technology use is low,
what actions need to be taken?
8. What should associations do, acting collectively, to ensure that internationalization
practices and programs are beneficial to all participating countries and institutions?