The International Association of Universities, created under the auspices of UNESCO in 1950, (and therefore celebration it’s 70th anniversary this year) is a membership-based organisation serving the global higher education community through: expertise & trends analysis, publications & portals, advisory services, peer-to-peer learning, events, global advocacy. It is therefore very broad and ambitious in scope if compared to most of the existing university alliances.
Pam Fredman, the President of the International Association of Universities since 2016, is with us today to tell us more about the organization. Pam served as Rector of the University of Gothenburg from 2006 until 2017. She is a Professor of Neurochemistry and has held several leading positions within the University, for example as Dean of the faculty of medicine at the University of Gothenburg. Over the years, she has been active in a large number of scientific and scholarly contexts. Pam Fredman has for example been Chair of the European Society of Neurochemistry and she is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA.