Invitation to the IAU 2014 International Conference

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Invitation to the IAU 2014 International Conference

The IAU 2014 International Conference on Blending Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development takes place at the Universdad Cientifica del Peru, in Iquitos, Peru, from 19-21 March 2014

IAU International Conferences

IAU International Conferences are organized on a yearly basis and focus on topics of interest to the Members of the higher education community. They are organized for leaders of IAU Members at large and of the various higher education stakeholders. Due to their global scope, the IAU international Conferences offer a unique opportunity for HE leaders to meet in broader and smaller groups of peers to exchange ideas, practices and to network.


Blending Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development

The Conference will address the key issue of Education for Sustainable Development and help to define the International Association of Universities’ position with regard to the Post-2015 Development Agenda.


19-21 March 2014


Universidad Científica del Perú located in Iquitos, Peru

How to register?

Please go online to the registration page of the conference and click on:

Note: registration will be open until 10 March 2014


The following main topics will frame the Conference discussions:

End of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN-DESD, 2005-2014)

  • What Kind of Future do We Want?
  • The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Sustainable Development
  • The Post 2015 Development Agenda

Note: updated versions are uploaded regularly (

Speakers (among others):

·         Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, United States of America

·         A.H Zakri, Director, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Malaysia

·         Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, President, International Association of Universities (IAU), Malaysia

·         Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary-General, International Association of Universities (IAU), France

·         Juan Remigio Saldaña, Peru

·         Charles Hopkins, Professor and UNESCO Chair, York University, Canada

·         Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, President, Siam University, Thailand

·         Heila Lotz-Sizitka, Professor, Rhodes University, South Africa

·         Zinaida Fadeeva, Associate Fellow, UNU Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Japan

·         Pam Fredman, Rector, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Conference website


IAU secretariat:
Elodie BOISFER (Ms.)

Associated organization(s) : 
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Associated university(ies) : 
Peruvian Scientific University