AUIB | Memberships


AUIB will be an active member in the following organizations that promote institutional partnerships; faculty and student exchanges; research collaborations; joint conferences and more.

American Council on Education (ACE) is the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities. ACE represent nearly 1,800 college and university presidents and executives at related associations and is the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions.  ACE convenes representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges.

Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association in the United States of more than 650 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities and more than 100 higher education affiliates and organizations that work together to strengthen college and university leadership, sustain high-quality education, and enhance private higher education’s contributions to society. To fulfill this mission, CIC provides its members with skills, tools, and knowledge that address aspects of leadership, financial management and performance, academic quality, and institutional visibility. 

Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU) was founded in 1971 by a group of college and university presidents with a desire to share information in an informal setting, to encourage collaboration and to share resources among schools which share many issues in common. AAICU is a leadership organization of American international universities, whose members provide responsible delivery and quality assurance of American higher education outside the United States.

NAFSA: The name of the association has changed since its inception in 1948 to reflect the expanding roles of its members into all aspects of international education and exchange. The original name of the association was the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA). Now known as the Association of International Educators, it is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA's 10,000 members are located at more than 3,500 institutions worldwide, in over 150 countries. NAFSA members believe that international education advances learning and scholarship, fosters understanding and respect among people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and is essential for developing globally competent individuals.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS (IAUP) is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) and holds the highest consultation rights at the United Nations and formal consultation rights with UNESCO. The IAUP is an association of university chief executives from higher education institutions around the world. Membership is limited to those individuals who serve as presidents, rectors or vice-chancellors at regionally accredited colleges or universities.