|International Association of Universities|
zone of influence
|Motto||For a worldwide higher education community|
|Membership||Universities, higher education associations|
|Official languages||French, English|
|Executive General Secretary||Eva Egron-Polak|
|Main organ||General Assembly|
The International Association of Universities (IAU) is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organisations from some 150 countries for "reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education".
IAU is based in Paris, France and located at the headquarters of UNESCO. However, it is an independent organization.
The General Executive Secretary is Eva Egron-Polak, former International Vice President at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.