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.
 
 
GMA Programme (12-13 November 2019)

TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2019 Cultural Complex, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)

17:00 Registration

 

18:00 - 20:00 GLOBAL MEETING OF ASSOCIATIONS (GMA): OPENING & WELCOME RECEPTION

Words of Welcome:

Pam Fredman, President, International Association of Universities (IAU), Sweden

Roberto Escalante, Secretary General, Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL),

Mexico

Opening keynote:

Henning Jensen, President, Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL) and Rector,

University of Costa Rica

 

WEDNESDAY 13 2019 Cultural Complex, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

09:00 - 10:30 PLENARY PANEL:

Emerging trends in higher education around the world

GMA FACILITATOR:

Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU)

SPEAKERS:

Roberto Escalante, Secretary General, Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL),

Mexico

Mahmoud Nili Ahmadabdi, President, Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)

Sorin Mihai Cîmpeanu, President, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

Alex Wright, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Orlando Fernandes Da Mata, President, Association of Portuguese Language Universities (AULP)

 

10:30 - 11:00 Break & networking

 

11:00 - 12:30 GROUP DISCUSSIONS – SERIES I

Format: Participants will divide into four groups. Each group will discuss the following 4 topics in 4 sessions of

20 minutes. The moderators will facilitate the debate and present the key outcomes of the discussion in the final

plenary session.

ASSESSING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN A TRANSFORMING WORLD

1) Steering (through) transformations: the challenges of leadership in a changing HE

landscape

MODERATOR:

Pierre André Pierre, Former President, Université Notre-Dame d’Haiti (UNDH) & IAU Board member

2) Internationalization in a transforming world, overcoming challenges and creating

opportunities

MODERATOR:

Darla Deardorff, Executive Director & Cheryl Matherly, President, Association of International Education

Administrators (AIEA), USA

3) How is digital transformation shaping the future of higher education? Scanning

challenges & opportunities

MODERATOR:

Marita Hilliges, Secretary General, Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF), Sweden

4) The role of Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development: how do

associations engage with Agenda 2030?

MODERATOR:

Georges Malamoud, Advisor to the Rector, Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), France

 

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

 

13:30 - 15:00 GROUP DISCUSSIONS – SERIES II

Format: Participants will divide into four groups. Each group will discuss the following 4 topics in 4 sessions of

20 minutes. The moderators will facilitate the debate and present the key outcomes of the discussion in the final

plenary session.

EXAMINING HOW TO JOINTLY SHAPE THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN A

TRANSFORMING WORLD

5) Transforming Leaders: what can Associations do to support and promote good

leadership in Higher Education?

MODERATOR:

Pam Fredman, President, International Association of Universities (IAU)

IAU Secretariat: Andreas Corcoran, Deputy Secretary General

6) What is the role of Associations in making internationalization fair, ethical and

inclusive?

MODERATOR:

Andres Deeks, IAU Board member & Chair of the Working group on Internationalization

IAU Secretariat: Giorgio Marinoni, Manager, HE and Internationalization policy and projects

7) There is ‘no size fits all’ to digital transformation, but is there breeding ground for

universal values and principles to shape the digital future?

MODERATOR:

Remus Pricopie, IAU Vice-President & Chair of the Working group on Technology in higher education

IAU Secretariat: Trine Jensen, Lead on technology in higher education

8) How to consolidate higher education associations’ voice for higher education in

response to Agenda 2030 and other global, regional and national agendas?

MODERATOR:

Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, IAU Vice-President & Chair of the Working group on Sustainable Development

IAU Secretariat: Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General

 

15:00 - 15:30 Break & networking

 

15:30 - 16:30 REPORT TO PLENARY

GMA FACILITATOR AND MODERATORS

 

16:30 - 17:00 CONCLUSIONS & THE WAY FORWARD

Roberto Escalante, Secretary General, Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL)

Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU)

 
18:00 - 20:00 Inauguration of the IAU 2019 International Conference (click here for the Conference programme)