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IAUP Conference: “Building Bridges through Education”

University of Applied Science Upper Austria

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, the University of Education Upper Austria and the Caucasus University, Georgia co-sponsored the conference “Building Bridges Through Education” with UNAI to actively demonstrate the importance of promoting intercultural competencies in educational and social service institutions as well as businesses. The conference was held in Linz, Upper Austria from the 19th – 21st of November 2012.

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Academic Impact: Unlearning Intolerance

IAUP President Neal King joined an international panel of inter-faith dialogue scholars, including Deepak Chopra, author of more than 65 books, for a seminar on Faith, Dialogue and Integration on November 26, 2012. Organized by the United Nations Academic Impact program at UN Headquarters in New York City, the seminar is part of an ongoing series dedicated to unlearning intolerance and promoting mutual understanding among cultures and civilizations.

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WISE Leadership In Action

Newly appointed university presidents, rectors, and vice chancellors from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East gathered in Doha, Qatar, from October 6-10, for the third annual WISE Program for Education Leadership. Developed in partnership with the Institute for International Education (IIE), with cooperation from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), the program was generously sponsored by the Qatar Foundation for Science, Technology and Education as part of its WISE initiative.

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IAUP in Tbilisi for Semi-Annual Meeting

Hosted by Dr. Kakha Shengelia, President of Caucasus University (Georgia), and Chaired by Dr. Neal King, President of the IAUP and President of Sofia University (USA), the third Semi-Annual meeting of the 2011-14 Triennium convened in Tbilisi, Georgia from October 12 to 14, 2012.

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IAUP President Dr. Neal King Meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

IAUP President Dr. Neal King was invited to meet with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a recent visit to New York. Dr. King was appointed President of IAUP by its Board after the untimely death of former IAUP President, Dr. J. Michael Adams.

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