Institutional Diversity in Higher Education: Advantage or Threat for Associations?, International Association of Universities (IAU)
IAU holds the Global Meetings of Associations every two years and they are organized exclusively for leaders of national, regional and international associations of HEIs. The GMAs offer a unique opportunity for representatives of a variety of university associations to come together to share their expertise, learn from each other and generally network around shared issues of interest.
This 5th edition of the GMA will focus on Institutional Diversity in Higher Education: Advantage or Threat for Associations? It will take place in Manchester, UK on 24-26 April 2013, and is organized in partnership with the Northern Consortium of UK Universities.
The GMA V will focus on the impacts of diversification of higher education today. Participants will discuss whether and how diversity and diversification – in response to the diversification of demand on the HE sector by student, by government, by society in general – impact on the functioning of and the work and programmes of associations/networks around the globe.
Association leaders will be asked to assess whether diversity of all kinds is perceived as an opportunity or a threat or a combination of both. They will compare notes on how associations and organizations develop their strategies to meet these challenges.
Contact: Ms Elodie Boisfer (e.boisfer(at)iau-aiu.net)