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IAUP Plays Major Role in WISE 2010

Members of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) played major roles in planning and presenting the 2010 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE).

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2010 North East Asia IAUP Conference

Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou China

The annual North East Asia Conference was held in the city of Hangzhou, China on November 26-29, 2010. Development Tendencies of Higher Education in North East Asia and the cooperation between Universities were the core themes. Hu Jian Maio, President of Zhajiang Gongshang University and Chair of the NE Asia Council, reported on progress and prospects on Internationalization of Higher Education.

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Executive Committee Meeting and Council of Senior Advisors Meeting in Tokyo, Japan

June 19-21, 2010

The Executive Committee and Council of Senior Advisors Meeting of the IAUP was held in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by President Toyoshi Satow of the J.F. Oberlin University and President Ichiro Tanioka of the Osaka University of Commerce, at the Hotel Nikko Tokyo. This meeting brought together a good number of IAUP representatives from around the world, and some special invited guests, to discuss important issues related to present and future activities of our Association, from the perspectives of their respective institutions, countries and regions.

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III World Forum of Alliance of Civilization

IAUP President-elect, J. Michael Adams, represented IAUP as a featured speaker at the III World Forum of Alliance of Civilizations in Rio de Janeiro, May 27-29, 2010. Dr. Adams joined the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director-General of ISESCO in Saudi Arabia, and Malaysian Crown Prince Raja Nazrin Shah in the plenary session, “Education for an Intercultural Citizenship,” co-organized with UNESCO.

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New Partnerships Announced

IAUP completed separate reciprocal partnership agreements with Universities Australia, UDUAL (Unión de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe) and UNIMED (Mediterranean Universities Union).

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