Founded in 1964, IAUP is the world’s preeminent organization of university chief executive officers (presidents, rectors and vice-chancellors). IAUP’s mission includes providing a worldwide vision of higher education, sponsoring effective networking between university leaders, and promoting peace and international understanding through education.

IAUP was responsible for the Year of Peace initiative adopted by the United Nations and continues to co-sponsor a committee of the United Nations on conflict resolution and peace.

IAUP holds NGO and ECOSOC status at the United Nations with formal consultation rights at UNESCO. It works closely with other organizations, such as the World Bank, to enhance educational opportunities and build higher educational capacity around the world.

Link to the IAUP website here.