13-15 November 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia : The IAU 2018 International Conference , ‘Higher education partnerships for societal impact’.

The University of Malaya is co-organising the IAU 2018 International Conference which will take place from 13-15 November 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Conference website and registration will open on 3 April 2018.

Theme and Programme

The conference will address the theme ‘Higher education partnerships for societal impact’. IAU believes that higher education institutions (HEIs) play an important role in the development of societies. Higher education institutions engage with society in a variety of ways. Partnerships with civil society, the private sector, the local authorities and decision-makers or between HEIs take on numerous forms and shapes. IAU invites its Members, the global higher education communities, and their partners to reflect on and discuss their mandate and social responsibility, while presenting different forms of partnerships adopted around the world and for what societal impact. The conference will also be a venue to discuss the challenges and obstacles related to this mission.

Read full concept note here.

Call for case studies

Several breakout sessions will show-case examples of partnerships from around the world between higher education institutions and different partners (civil society, the private sector, local authorities etc.). If your institution is pursuing partnerships for societal impact and you wish to show-case your experience during the conference, please send a short description of the partnership and its purpose to IAU.

More information here.