International Alliance of Research Universities facts for kids
The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) was launched on 14 January 2006 as a co-operative network of 10 leading, international research-intensive universities who share similar visions for higher education, in particular the education of future leaders. The IARU Chair is elected from among the IARU Presidents for a period of 2 years.
In January 2016, the University of Cape Town joined as the 11th member.
Its Presidents meet annually at a host university venue to discuss joint initiatives under the following categories:
- Global education initiatives, which includes the flagship Global Summer Program;
- Institutional joint networking;
- Grand Challenge, and most notably its Campus Sustainability; and,
- Research initiatives.
List of institutions
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