IAU 2015 International Conference
The University of Siena
Università degli Studi di Siena

Founded in 1240, the University of Siena is one of the oldest Universities in Europe.

Its 20,000 students live the unique experience of studying in one of the most admired historical centers in the world. Siena is a city campus which constitutes a perfect location for over 100 Teaching and Doctoral Programmes, 15 Departments and all related students’ services.

International and national rankings recognise its value as a Research and Teaching University. Notably, in the Censis-La Repubblica 2014 general ranking the University of Siena was classified first among Italian universities.

The University of Siena has defined the improvement of students’ services, sustainable development, internationalization and employability as its strategic priorities.

For more information about the University of Siena, please visit: www.unisi.it

The International Association of Universities
Building a worldwide higher education community

IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher   education institutions. 

It brings together institutions and organisations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education.

Its services are available on the priority basis to Members but also to organisations, institutions and authorities concerned with higher education, as well as to individual policy and decision-makers, specialists, administrators, teachers, researchers and students. 

For more information about IAU please consult the following resources:
For more information about IAU activities linked to Internationalisation of HE please consult:
Information about the application process, membership categories, admission requirements, benefits and membership fees is available on the IAU website, www.iau-aiu.net  (see page Join IAU).

Do not hesitate to contact Ms. Trine Jensen should you wish to learn more about Membership in IAU.

The Conference of Italian University Rectors
Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università italiane

The CRUI is the association of the Italian state and private universities.

Established in 1963 as a private association of Rectors, the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) has over time acquired an acknowledged institutional and representative role, as well as a practical capacity to influence the development of the university system through its intense activity of study and experimentation.

Since 2001, the Conference of Italian University Rectors has been flanked in its managerial and executive functions by the CRUI Foundation, which is entrusted with developing projects and services in conformity with the strategies of the Conference of Italian University Rectors.

For more information about CRUI, please visit: www.crui.it/english