International Alliance of Research Universities

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The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) was launched on 14 January 2006 as a co-operative network of 10 leading, international research-intensive universities who share similar visions for higher education, in particular the education of future leaders. At the launch the presidents elected Australian National University Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb as chairperson for 2006-2009. Professor Tan Chorh Chuan from the National University of Singapore, served as chairperson for 2009-2012. He was succeeded in 2012 by the current chairperson, Professor Dr. Ralph Eichler of ETH Zurich.

Its Presidents meet annually at a host university venue to discuss joint initiatives under the following categories:

  1. global education initiatives, which includes the flagship Global Summer Program;
  2. institutional joint networking;
  3. Grand Challenge, and most notably its Campus Sustainability; and,
  4. research initiatives.

Its members are:

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