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 will be the creation of a platform of collaboration among universities associations, networks and organizations. 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.
  
Co-create the programme: 
The topical groups discussions will be created with the participants of the GMA. All University Assocaitions, networks & organization are welcome to complete the following questionnaire in order to identify the key topics that GMA participants wishes to discuss during the group discussions.
 
 
Deadline for participation:19 August 2019 
 
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
 
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 The topic will be defined with participants through online consultation  
  • Moderator
Group 2 The topic will be defined with participants through online consultation
  • Moderator
Group 3 The topic will be defined with participants through online consultation
  • Moderator
Group 4 The topic will be defined with participants through online consultation
  • Moderator
12:30-13:30 Lunch & Networking

13:30-15:00 Discussions in groups - Series II

Group 5 The topic will be defined with participants through online consultation
  • Moderator
Group 6 The topic will be defined with participants through online consultation
  • Moderator
Group 7 The topic will be defined with participants through online consultation
  • Moderator
Group 8 The topic will be defined with participants through online consultation
  • 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)