We are pleased to announce that EURASHE has become a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU). Founded in 1950 at the initiative of UNESCO, the IAU brings together 30 international and national associations of higher education institutions as well as more than 600 individual members.

Joining the IAU is part of the priority on transnational cooperation and internationalisation outlined in the EURASHE strategy 2023-2025. With partners from around the world, EURASHE aims to build a global alliance for applied higher education and research, with its emphasis on working with employers and local industry.

We are delighted that EURASHE has become a full Member of the IAU, and we are pleased to jointly share knowledge on applied higher education and research with our community.

Hilligje van t'Land

Secretary General, IAU


President Hannes Raffaseder has strongly welcomed the IAU membership, stating that “International Cooperation can help EURASHE members to use global knowledge to strengthen their local innovation ecosystems. We want to work with other IAU members to promote professionally orientated higher education on a global scale.”