The Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza has joined the Administrative Board of the International Association of Universities (IAU), following his election at the IAU 15th General Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 13-16 November 2016.

The four-year appointment as Deputy Board member for the Africa region, provides the Vice Chancellor with a platform to articulate African higher education issues at a global level, and significantly raises the university’s profile around the world.

IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organizations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education.

Chaired by the IAU President, the Administrative Board is made of twenty elected and two ex officio members, and has a four-year term. The Administrative Board meets annually, and working through committees, ensures that decisions of the General Conference are implemented, as well as guide the work of the International Universities Bureau.