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The International Association of Universities
(IAU) is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organisations from some 150 countries for "reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education".
IAU is based in Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...
and is located at the headquarters of UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations...
. However, it is an independent organization.
In 2008, the General Assembly of IAU elected Juan Ramon de la Fuente
Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez is a Mexican psychiatrist, academician and politician who served as Secretary of Health in the cabinet of President Ernesto Zedillo and as rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico from 1999 to 2007.De la Fuente graduated with a bachelor's degree in...
, former Rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico
The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is a university in Mexico. UNAM was founded on 22 September 1910 by Justo Sierra as a liberal alternative to the Roman Catholic-sponsored Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (National Autonomous...
as its President, for the 2008-2012 term.
The General Executive Secretary is Eva Egron-Polak, former International Vice President at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
- See also :* G13 * Association of Commonwealth Universities...