IAU 2019 International Conference
 
IAU Global Meeting of Associations (GMA VIII)
About the GMA:
Global Meetings of Associations (GMA) are held every two years. They are organized exclusively for leaders of national, regional and international associations/organizations of higher education institutions. They offer a unique opportunity for these leaders to meet as a relatively small group of peers to exchange ideas, practices and to network.

Host & Partner:
The GMA 2019 is hosted by the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla and organized in partnership with the Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL).
 
 
Audience:
The GMA is exclusively open to senior representatives from national, regional and international higher education associations, organisations and networks.

Format:
The GMA will start with a panel to frame the theme and discuss implications for higher education associations. The participants will then breakout into groups to debate and exchange views and experiences on current trends shaping the future of higher education. In the second series of group discussions, the focus of the discussions will be more oriented towards how Associations can collaborate on the diffrent topics  At the end of the day the key outcomes of the discussions will be presented in plenary in order to conclude the meeting and outlines the way forward until the next GMA in 2021.
 
 
Preliminary GMA Programme (12-13 November 2019)
12 November 2019
 
 
17:00 Registrations
 
 
18:00-20:00 Opening of the Global Meeting of Associations (GMA) and Welcome Reception
 
 
 
Opening keynote: Henning Jensen, President, Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL) and Rector, University of Costa Rica (tbc)
 
Words of Welcome
  • Pam Fredman, IAU President, Sweden
  • Roberto Escalante, Roberto Escalante, Secretary General, Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL), Mexico
 
13 November 2019
 
 
08:00-09:00 Coffee/tea and registrations
 
 
09:00-10:30 Plenary panel

Transforming higher education for the future: current and emerging trends around the world
 
GMA Moderator: 
Hilligje van't Land, Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU)
 
  • Roberto Escalante, Secretary General, Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL), Mexico
  • Lesley Wilson, Secretary General, European University Association (EUA), Belgium
  • Amr Ezzat Salama, Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities (AArU), Jordan
  • Mahmoud Nili Ahmadabdi, President, AUAP (Asia and the Pacific)
  • Etienne Ehilé, Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU) (tbc)
  • Sorin Mihai Cîmpeanu, President, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
 
10:30-11:00 break & networking
 
11:00-12:30 Discussions in groups - Series I
 
Group 1: Steering (through) transformations: the challenges of leadership in a changing HE landscape  
  • Moderator
Group 2: Internationalization in a transforming world, overcoming challenges and creating opportunities
  • Moderator
Group 3: How is digital transformation shaping the future of higher education? Scanning challenges & opportunities  
  • Moderator
Group 4:  The role of Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development: how do associations engage with Agenda 2030?
  • Moderator
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch & Networking
 
13:30-15:00 Discussions in groups - Series II
 
 
Group 5: Transforming Leaders:  what can Associations do to support and promote good leadership in Higher Education?
  • Moderator:
Group 6: What is role of Associations in making internationalization fair, ethical and inclusive? 
  • Moderator:
Group 7: There is no 'one size fits all’ to digital transformation, but is there breeding ground for universal values and principles to shape the digital future?
  • Moderator:
Group 8: How to consolidate higher education associations’ voice for higher education in response to Agenda 2030 and other global, regional and national agendas?
  • Moderator:
 
15:00-15:30  break & networking
 
15:30-16:30 Report to plenary & conslusions
 
GMA Moderator:
Hilligje van't Land, Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU)
 
  • Group moderators series I
  • Group moderators series II
16:30-17:00 Conclusions & the way forward

Roberto Escalante, Secretary General, Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL)
Pam Fredman, President, International Association of Univerisities (IAU), Sweden
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18:00 - 20:00 Inauguration of the IAU 2019 International Conference (click here for the Conference programme)