Dr Hilligje VAN’T LAND

Regional Organisation
Secretary General
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Dr Hilligje VAN’T LAND is the Secretary-General of the International Association of Universities (IAU), since 2017. She serves the global higher education community through trends analysis, advisory services, peer learning and advocacy. Her main areas of expertise include: Internationalization, with focus on intercultural learning and dialogue; Doctoral education in Africa; Sustainable development. She holds a PhD in comparative francophone literatures from Groningen University (RUG), completed a post doc at Laval University, and has worked in international higher education over 23 years, including as lecturer and researcher at RUG, Univ Laval and Université d’Avignon, or as Academic Director, Institute for American Universities, in Avignon. She joined the IAU in 2002. Founded in 1950, under the auspices of UNESCO, IAU is the leading global association of higher education institutions and organisations from around the world. It counts 650 Members from 120+ countries. In ARC7, Dr van’t Land is the moderator in the Panel Discussion 3 “Taking Action at International level: SDGs as a Catalyst to Reorient Internationalisation”.
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