IAFOR is a research organisation, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange.
IAFOR has entered into a number of strategic partnerships with universities across the world to form the IAFOR Global Partnership Programme. These academic partnerships support and nurture IAFOR’s goals of educational cooperation without borders, connecting the organisation with institutions that have an international and internationalising profile, and a commitment to interdisciplinary research.
The IAFOR Global Partnership Programme provides mutual recognition and scope for Global Partner institutions and organisations to showcase their research strengths, as well as engage in the development of projects and programmes with IAFOR. Each of IAFOR’s institutional partners provides a nominee to the International Academic Advisory Board (IAAB).
Partnering with some of the world’s leading universities and academic associations provides strong recognition for IAFOR and our work, and emphasises our commitment to academic quality and rigour.
IAFOR’s academic partnerships may be at the institutional, event or project level, and are either institution-wide or with a particular school or faculty.
Kobe University, Japan
Institution: Kobe University Country: Japan Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2018 Institutional Contact: Professor Kiyomitsu Yui Website:www.ub.edu
Kobe University, working in a spirit of integrity, freedom, and cooperation in keeping with its open and cosmopolitan culture and environs, aims to contribute to the global community through the creation of knowledge founded on universal values and the fostering of rich understanding and strong leadership skills.
Waseda University, Japan
Institution: Waseda University Country: Japan Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2010 Institutional Contact: Professor Michiko Nakano Website:www.waseda.jp
Waseda University is a private university with its main campus located in Tokyo, Japan. The university was founded in 1882 on three principles: academic independence, practical innovation and enlightened citizenship. Waseda’s mission is to build leaders, and it does, producing seven prime ministers and countless other leaders in government, business, journalism, science, literature and the arts.
Waseda is Japan’s most global campus, with over 5000 international students from 100 countries, and partnerships with over 600 prominent institutions in 84 countries. The university consists of 13 undergraduate schools and 23 graduate schools, and consistently ranks among the most academically selective and well-regarded universities in Japanese university rankings.
The University of Hong Kong (School of Humanities), Hong Kong
Institution: The University of Hong Kong (School of Humanities) Country: Hong Kong Details: Affiliation through the School of Humanities Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2017 Institutional contact: Professor Umberto Ansaldo Website:www.soh.hku.hk
The School of Humanities is devoted to critical and creative thought through the study of what makes us uniquely human. The way we think and communicate, the objects we make and enjoy, our investment in events and institutions, our cultural practices and social values - all these things constitute the subject of our teaching and research.
Our programmes teach you to ‘read’ the world we make, whether in the past or the present or across different cultures: the aim is not so much to collect data about this world as to tease out its underlying values through the in-depth study of , say, a Hong Kong film, a Beethoven score, a Song Dynasty painting, a text by Aristotle , or even an everyday conversation.
University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Institution: University of Indonesia Country: Indonesia Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2015 Institutional Contact: Ms Devina Dwi Soraya Website:www.ui.ac.id
Universitas Indonesia (UI) is a modern, comprehensive, open-minded, multicultural and humanist campus that covers a wide array of scientific disciplines. UI simultaneously strives to be one of the leading research universities and the most outstanding academic institution in the world. UI is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to academic innovation and research activities through various scientific programmes.
Founded in 1849, UI is the oldest tertiary-level educational institution in Indonesia, and has produced more than 400,000 graduates. In the 2015/2016 QS World Universities Ranking, UI is ranked 1st in Indonesia, 79th in Asia and 358th in the world.
Sunway University, Malaysia
Institution: Sunway University Country: Malaysia Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2016 Institutional Contact: Dr Stephen Hall
Sunway University is a private, not-for-profit institution owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. It is situated in the Klang Valley, approximately 20 km away from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has its origins in Sunway College, founded in 1987 to provide opportunities for young Malaysians to obtain higher education at the tertiary level in areas of national need. It was officially registered as a University in January 2011 and came into being with the vision of becoming a world-class university. The University has been achieving “Excellent” ratings in the official rating system of all universities and university colleges in Malaysia, the SETARA 2009, 2011 and 2013 by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Sunway University has a student population of over 5,000. It has three main faculties – Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and Technology and the Sunway University Business School. It has a vibrant, veritable global community on campus as around 20% of its total student population is international, coming from over 50 countries. Sunway University’s campus building is equipped with excellent facilities and infrastructure to support 21st century higher education. The campus is integrated within the well-planned township of Sunway Resort City via a unique, one-of-a-kind canopy walkway.
Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Institution: Tarumanagara University Country: Indonesia Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2016 Institutional Contact: Professor Monty P. Satiadarma Website:untar.ac.id
Tarumanagara University is a leading private university in Indonesia. Their innovative and entrepreneurial campus was founded by Indonesian entrepreneurs in 1959. Located in the heart of Jakarta City, Tarumanagara University is now known as “the Urban Campus”.
Currently, the university has a wide range of students coming from all over Indonesia, from the Northern part of Sumatra to the Eastern part of Papua. With more than 70,000 graduates, Tarumanagara University offers a wide range of degrees in engineering and the social sciences from bachelor's and master's degrees to doctoral degrees.
A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU’s mission is to generate leading-edge research with global impact and produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy.
Home to around 10,000 undergraduates and postgraduates, SMU comprises six schools: School of Accountancy, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Law and School of Social Sciences. SMU offers a wide range of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degree programmes in the disciplinary areas associated with the six schools, as well as in interdisciplinary combinations of these areas.
SMU has an emphasis on generating rigorous, high-impact, and relevant multi-disciplinary research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance, SMU faculty collaborate with leading international researchers and universities from USA, Europe, China and India as well as with partners in the business community and public sector, through its research institutes, centres and labs. SMU’s city campus is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of downtown Singapore, fostering strategic linkages with business, government and the wider community.
Zhengzhou University, China
Institution: Zhengzhou University Country: China Details: Institution Wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2016 Institutional Contact: Dr Tien-Hui Chiang Website:english.zzu.edu.cn
Zhengzhou University is a national university in China. The university of a part of Project 211 – a project initiated by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China with the intent of raising the research standards of high-level universities and cultivating strategies for socio-economic development.
Established in 2000, the new university was founded through the merger of three universities: Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou University of Technology and Henan Medical University. It is a comprehensive university with 11 disciplines: science, technology, art, medicine, literature, history, philosophy, law, economics, management, agriculture and education. The campus size is the tenth largest in China at 433 hectares (1,070 acres).
Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE), Japan
Institution: Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE) Country: Japan Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2020 Contact: Professor Shingo Ashizawa Website:http://recsie.or.jp/
Founded in January 2014, the Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE) was established with the aim of making contributions to the internationalization of higher education and promoting a research agenda that goes beyond the borders of our individual universities.
It is a critical mission for higher education institutions to nurture global talent who can succeed in today’s rapidly globalizing knowledge-based society. In recent years, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has launched many initiatives to help achieve this mission. These initiatives include "300,000 International Students Plan" (2008), "Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarships for Short-term Study in Japan and abroad)" (2009), "Global 30" (2009), "Re-Inventing Japan" (2011), "Go Global Japan" (2012), and "Top Global University" (2014) projects.
Against this backdrop, an urgent task for Japanese universities has been to collaborate with universities around the world, establishing joint teaching and joint degrees and creating an environment where international and Japanese students can study together. In such an environment, students are able to exchange views with classmates from diverse backgrounds and acquire communication and problem-solving skills that help them form new values. At the same time, establishing institutional strategies and developing effective assessment programs for promoting internationalization has also become the main focus of universities’ long-term planning.
Research conducted worldwide in the fields of international education and the internationalization of higher education has recently shifted focus from a quantitative analysis of outputs to a broader, qualitative analysis of outcomes and impacts. In Japan, however, such research is hampered by an excessive reliance on time-bound public funding which is competitively allocated to researchers. This system hinders the continuity and autonomy of research projects. Therefore, a new structure is that enables more sustainable research on international education is called for.
RECSIE's Research Consortium breaks through the borders of individual universities and promotes the following research agenda:
Research on global talent (globally minded workforce) and learning outcome analysis
Research on the evaluation of organizations and institutions concerned with university internationalization and international strategy
Comparative research on worldwide student exchange programs and student mobility (inbound and outbound) policies
Research on systems that promote international inter-university cooperation and educational collaboration
Research for the promotion of sustainable international education
Through RECSIE's research on these issues, RECSIE endeavours to contribute to the internationalization of higher education in Japan, and to the development of global talent (globally minded workforce).
National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Institution: National University of Tainan Country: Taiwan Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2010 Website:eng.nutn.edu.tw
The National University of Tainan (NUTN) is a university in Tainan, Taiwan. NUTN was founded during the Japanese rule as Tainan Normal School in April 1898. In August 2004, the college was promoted and renamed National University of Tainan.
The University is distinguished for its beautiful historical buildings as well as high academic achievements. There are currently 237 full-time faculty members and 6,352 students at the university. NUTN is devoted to promoting international cooperation with universities worldwide, and have signed official agreements with 124 foreign universities in 23 countries. The scope for mutual cooperation includes faculty exchange, student exchange, international academic conferences, joint research projects, overseas internships and double degree programs.
Charles Darwin University, Australia
Institution: Charles Darwin University Country: Australia Details: Affiliation through the School of Creative Arts and Humanities Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2017 Contact: Professor Thomas Brian Mooney Website:www.cdu.edu.au
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is the only university in Australia based in the Northern Territory, and is deeply engaged with, and informed by, Australia’s Indigenous people. Recognising that CDU operates on the lands of many strong Indigenous nations, the university respects the knowledge and culture of Aboriginal people and is committed to Indigenous advancement.
In a relatively short space of time, the university has developed a reputation as one of the most innovative teaching and research-intensive universities in Australia and rose to the top 2% of world universities in 2015. CDU has provided, and will continue to provide, the human capital that underpins the future prosperity of Northern Australia and our nearby Asian region, while also providing innovative and flexible online learning choices for a broader national student market.
The Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA), Australia
Institution: The Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Country: Australia Details: Institution Wide Partnership Type: Institution Partner Since: 2012 Institutional Contact: Professor Baden Offord
The Cultural Studies Association of Australia was established in 1992, and in 2002 became the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia. The broad aims of the Association are to develop the study, teaching and public profile of Cultural Studies throughout Australasia.
As well as staging some of Australia’s most interesting and cross-disciplinary humanities conferences, the CSAA hosts a range of on-line and print activities through the year.
University of Barcelona, Spain
Institution: University of Barcelona Country: Spain Details: Affiliation through Australian Studies Centre Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2016 Institutional Contact: Professor Sue Ballyn Website:www.ub.edu
The University of Barcelona is the most eminent public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The University of Barcelona is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these programmes have achieved.
With a history closely tied to that of Barcelona and Catalonia, our university combines the values of tradition with its position as an institution dedicated to innovation and teaching excellence; the University of Barcelona is as outward-looking and cosmopolitan as the city from which it takes its name.
Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Institution: Birkbeck, University of London Country: UK Details: Institution-wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2010 Contact: Jonah Duffin Website:www.bbk.ac.uk
Founded in 1823, Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist provider of evening higher education. Birkbeck is part of the world-renowned University of London. Over 90% of Birkbeck academics are research-active, and many are renowned experts in their fields.
Birkbeck provides an inspirational teaching and learning experience with some of the world’s leading academics. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings place Birkbeck in the top 1% of universities in the world.
University of Sussex, UK
Institution: The University of Sussex Country: UK Details: Institution Wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2016 Institutional Contact: Professor Kwame Akyeampong Website:www.sussex.ac.uk
The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton, currently ranked in the top 20 in all major league tables. The university has both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.
Founded over 50 years ago, the University of Sussex's rapid growth helped drive a new approach to higher education. The enduring values of Sussex are enhanced by this growth: innovative critical thinking, an interdisciplinary approach to research and learning, and an understanding that quality is at the heart of all the university's activities.
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Institution: Lomonosov Moscow State University Country: Russia Details: Affiliation through the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2015 Institutional Contact: Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow, Russia. It was founded on January 25, 1755 by Mikhail Lomonosov. MSU was renamed after Lomonosov in 1940 and was then known as Lomonosov University. MSU is one of Russia's most prestigious institutions of higher learning, and has demanding entry requirements for prospective students. 11 Nobel laureates and 7 Fields Medal winners are affiliated with the university.
University of Zagreb, Croatia
Institution: University of Zagreb Country: Croatia Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2009 Institutional Contact: Professor Marina Dabić Website:www.unizg.hr
The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. As a comprehensive public Central European university, University of Zagreb offers education and research and in all scientific fields (arts, biomedicine, biotechnology, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences) and a broad spectrum of courses at all study levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate.
The university excels not only in teaching, but also in research, producing over 50% of annual research output and 80% of scientific productivity of all Croatian universities. The central strategic issue of the future development of the University of Zagreb is for it to be a research-oriented institution with high quality teaching. Accordingly, the focus will be on master and doctoral programmes, encompassing all fields of the arts and sciences, boosting transdiciplinarity and interdisciplinarity as well as translational research, nurturing the culture of innovation and knowledge transfer.
University of Lincoln, UK
Institution: University of Lincoln Country: UK Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2012 Institutional Contact: Professor Mary Stuart Website:www.lincoln.ac.uk
The first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Campus was opened by Queen Elizabeth the Second in 1996.
It was a university forged by the will of a community, not by a government directive, and the first new city centre campus to be built in the UK for decades. The Times Good University Guide described it as "the most dramatic transformation of a university in recent times."
The campus has now received investments totalling £170 million, transforming a brownfield site into an award-winning, state-of-the-art learning environment for the thousands of students who pass through its doors every year. Today, the University of Lincoln has established an international reputation as a research-driven, pioneering institution.
University of Belgrade, Serbia
Institution: University of Belgrade Country: Serbia Details: Affiliation through the Faculty of Philology Partnership Type: Institution Partner Since: 2015 Institutional Contact: Dr Ljiljana Markovic Website:bg.ac.rs
The University of Belgrade is a state university located in Serbia. Founded in 1808, the University of Belgrade has served its people, and its former students and teachers have greatly contributed to the development of cultural, scientific, educational, political and economic life of Serbia.
The University of Belgrade is prepared to maintain and enhance its position as the leading institution of higher education in the region by adapting to the challenges of modern times on one hand, and preserving what's worth in its tradition on the other. This is precisely what makes the university a true national brand.
Centre Norbert Elias, France
Institution: Centre Norbert Elias Country: France Details: Institution Wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2016 Institutional Contact: Maxime Jaffre Website:centre-norbert-elias.ehess.fr
The Centre Norbert Elias was founded in 1984 in Marseilles by the French Sociologist Jean-Claude Passeron as a branch office of the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. Today the Centre Norbert Elias is a research centre composed of several national academic and research institutions (EHESS, CNRS, University of Avignon and Aix-Marseilles University).
Interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the Centre Norbert Elias's scientific project. It brings together researchers in sociology, anthropology, history and in communication and media studies. Since its creation, the Centre Norbert Elias has become one of the leading research centers in France in the study of social and political dynamics of culture and the arts.
The National Association of Teachers of English, Russia
Institution: The National Association of Teachers of English Country: Russia Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2013 Institutional Contact: Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova Website:nate-russia.ru
The National Association of Teachers of English (NATE) holds annual conferences and organises seminars, workshops and master-classes. It provides access to important information about the upcoming events, both national and international, and offers the opportunity to network with colleagues and become part of the community.
The National Association of Applied Linguistics, Russia
Institution: The National Association of Applied Linguistics Country: Russia Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2013 Institutional Contact: Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova
Institution: National Institute for Research and Development in Constructions, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development – URBAN-INCERC Country: Romania Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2011 Institutional Contact: Dr Alexandru I. Petrisor Website:incd.ro
The National Institute for Research and Development in Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development – URBAN-INCERC – performs studies and fundamental research of national and international public interest, for the development of building sciences.
Future Talent Council
Institution: Future Talent Council Country: Sweden (HQ) Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2020 Contact: Daniel Kjellsson Website:https://futuretalentcouncil.org/
Future Talent Council is a global strategy group focused on understanding and influencing the future of talent and work. We engage the foremost educational, political and business leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
To address the pending global employment issues, Future Talent Council (FTC) was formed in 2017 by Lars-Henrik Friis Molin, the founder of Universum Global and numerous other companies. Future Talent Council is based in Stockholm with offices in Singapore, Sydney and New York.
Our mission is to bring together the leaders of higher educational institutions, senior executives of major employers, and governmental officials who are involved in labor matters to collaborate on the critical talent issues that will affect the global economy.
The Future Talent Council was founded in Spring 2017 by Lars-Henrik Friis Molin, the founder of Universum Global and many other companies. FTC is based in Stockholm with offices in Singapore and New York. We have a small, professional and highly experienced staff that work to maximize the benefit for all stakeholders via the Future Talent Council and its associated partners and sponsors and through publications and research.
FTC was started to bring together the best minds in the world to share the best ideas and practices and jointly develop new strategies and models for the Future of Talent, Work and Education.
As the world will change dramatically over the next 10 years due to digital transformation, innovation and globalization, we want to build a forum for the discussing best practices and new standards in education, employment and talent assessment.
The council is limited to 300 members on a by-invitation-only basis from the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Furthermore, there are 700 associate members globally. The founding members are leaders from the world’s best universities and leading global employers.
Northwestern University, USA
Institution: Northwestern University Country: USA Details: Affiliation through The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2012 Institutional Contact: Professor Richard Roth Website:www.medill.northwestern.edu
The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is a constituent school of Northwestern University. Founded in 1921, Medill offers programmes that combine enduring skills and values with new techniques and knowledge that are essential in today's digital world.
Medill is widely recognised as one of the leading schools of its kind in the world. For more than 90 years, the school has trained generations of highly respected journalists and advertising and IMC professionals. For the next generation, Medill has a responsibility to train and inform future global leaders who will thrive in and help shape a new media landscape.
Lehigh University, USA
Institution: Lehigh University Country: USA Details: Affiliation through College of Arts and Sciences Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2014 Institutional Contact: Dr Donald E. Hall Website:www1.lehigh.edu
Lehigh is a premier private residential research university. Most of the university's students—undergraduate and graduate—live on campus, allowing research and discovery to happen almost anywhere. Lehigh is ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year, and their four colleges have earned a reputation for their entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to learning.
Today, more than 77,000 alumni from around the world have earned a Lehigh diploma, and nearly 96% of last year’s graduates have gone on to find career-related opportunities just six months after leaving campus.
Virginia Tech, USA
Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Country: USA Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2013 Institutional Contact: Professor Barbara Lockee
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes to more than 33,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $504 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally and across Virginia.
Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech has approximately 135 buildings on its 2,600-acre main campus, educational and research facilities across the state, a study-abroad site in Switzerland, and a 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus. The campus proper is located in the Town of Blacksburg in Montgomery County in the New River Valley and is 38 miles southwest of Roanoke.
Michigan State University, USA
Institution: Michigan State University Country: USA Details: Affiliation through the College of Law Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2016 Institutional Contact: Professor Frank Ravitch Website:msu.edu
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU was founded in 1855 on the visionary idea that practical knowledge could be combined with traditional scientific and classical studies to create a rigorous higher education curriculum that would be good enough for the proudest and open to the poorest.
As the nation’s pioneer land-grant university, this bold experiment was overwhelmingly successful. Today, MSU is recognised as one of the top 100 research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognised academic, residential college and service-learning programmes, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, USA
Institution: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Country: USA Details: Affiliation through the Department of Learning Design & Technology, College of Education Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2016 Institutional Contact: Dr Curtis P. Ho Website:manoa.hawaii.edu
Founded in 1907, the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawai'i System. A destination of choice, students and faculty come from across the nation and the world to take advantage of UH Mānoa's unique research opportunities, diverse community, nationally-ranked Division I athletics program and beautiful landscape. Consistently ranked as “best value” among US colleges and universities, students receive a great education and have a unique multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning – truly like no place else on earth.
Auburn University, USA
Institution: Auburn University Country: USA Details: Affiliation through College of Arts & Sciences Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2010 Institutional Contact: Dr June Henton Website:www.auburn.edu
Auburn University was established in 1856, and has since developed into one of the largest universities in the South. The university began, though, as the small, more humble East Alabama Male College, which was chartered in 1856 and opened its doors in 1859 as a private liberal arts institution.
In 1960, the school officially acquired the name it has long been called and one more in keeping with its location, size, and mission — Auburn University. The institution has experienced its greatest growth since World War II, and now has more than 250,000 graduates. The university today is a comprehensive land, sea and space grant institution – among the few that hold that distinction – occupying more than 1,840 acres and helping fulfill the dreams of nearly 25,000 students.
University of Redlands, USA
Institution: University of Redlands Country: USA Details: Institution wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2014 Institutional Contact: Professor Johannes Moenius Website:www.redlands.edu
The University of Redlands is a private, independent liberal arts university committed to providing a personalized education that frees students to make enlightened choices.
Redlands emphasizes academic rigor, curricular diversity and innovative teaching. Redlands fosters a community of scholars and encourages a pluralistic notion of values by challenging assumptions and stereotypes in both classes and activities. A Redlands education goes beyond training to embrace a reflective understanding of our world; it proceeds from information to insight, from knowledge to meaning.
Welcoming intellectually curious students of diverse religious, ethnic, national and socioeconomic backgrounds, the University seeks to develop responsible citizenship as part of a complete education. Redlands encourages a community atmosphere with exceptional opportunity for student leadership and interaction. For working adults, the University offers innovative academic programs at convenient locations and times.
Alfred University, USA
Institution: Alfred University Country: USA Details: Institution Wide Partnership Type: Institutional Partner Since: 2014 Institutional Contact: Dr Charles Edmonson Website:www.alfred.edu
Alfred University was founded in 1836 by liberal, independent thinkers who placed high value on education for all citizens. Today, the University has retained and built upon the strong values of its founders, developing as an institution of national and international renown that is responsive to the needs of contemporary society while remaining consistent with the spirit of its origins.
Alfred University is the second oldest coeducational college in the United States and one of the earliest nineteenth century colleges to have enrolled African American and Native American students.
Over the course of the twentieth century, Alfred University evolved into a complex institution offering a full range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, art and design, engineering, business, education, counseling and school psychology.
University College London, UK
Institution: University College London Country: UK Details: Partnership through the Real Estate Institute of the UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment (The Bartlett) Partnership Type: Event Partner Event name: The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (ECSEE) & The European Conference on the Social Sciences (ECSS) Since: 2017 Institutional contact: Dr Evangelia Chrysikou Website:www.ucl.ac.uk
UCL is one of the world's leading universities, founded in London to open up education to all on equal terms. Today our outstanding research and innovative teaching drive entrepreneurial solutions to the world's major problems.
UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any class, religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.
National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging, USA
Institution: National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) Country: USA Partnership Type: Event Partner Event name: The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology (AGen) Since: 2015 Institutional contact: Dr James McNally Website:www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA
The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), located within ICPSR, is funded by the National Institute on Aging. NACDA's mission is to advance research on aging by helping researchers to profit from the under-exploited potential of a broad range of datasets.
NACDA acquires and preserves data relevant to gerontological research, processing as needed to promote effective research use, disseminates them to researchers, and facilitates their use. By preserving and making available the largest library of electronic data on aging in the United States, NACDA offers opportunities for secondary analysis on major issues of scientific and policy relevance.
The NACDA staff represents a team of professional researchers, archivists and technicians who work together to obtain, process, distribute and promote data relevant to aging research.
University of Tokyo, Japan
Institution: University of Tokyo Country: Japan Details: Faculty of Social Sciences Partnership Type: Event Partner Event name: The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology (AGen) Since: 2015 Institutional contact: Professor Hiroshi Ishida Website:www.u-tokyo.ac.jp
The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The University aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills.
Currently, the University of Tokyo is comprised of 10 Faculties, 15 Graduate Schools, 11 affiliated research institutes (including the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology), 13 University-wide centers, three affiliated libraries and two institutes for advanced study.
A message from the IAFOR Board of Directors on the impact of COVID-19 on our activities.