As a member of the IOHE, your institution can benefit from the following opportunities:

  • Join the ranks of over 320 Institutions of Higher Education from 26 countries of the Americas in a reflective and action-oriented forum to discuss institutional academic and social roles, as well as higher education management practices which are essential for the construction and development of fair, equitable and stable societies.
  • Contribute to the creation of a common space for higher education in the Americas
  • Be part of an internationally recognized organization: the only voice for Higher Education with an inter-American perspective.
  • Participate in our numerous inter-American academic events organized each year throughout the Americas and our university missions abroad in order to expand your institution’s network of partnerships.
  • Have access to a variety of academic products and services offered by our various programs: the Institute of University Management and Leadership (IGLU), the College of the Americas (COLAM) and CAMPUS.
  • Participate in our professional development projects for university managers within the framework of the IGLU program:
  • Join the many inter-American training networks of the College of the Americas (COLAM) who have access to post-graduate academic programs and online/distance education centers. Participate in research and development groups on issues such as governability, human rights, social indicators of health, the environment, education and telematics, professor training, indigenous education, women and gender role development, electronic government and strategic management of libraries.
  • Access new initiatives via the CAMPUS program that promote cooperation between universities such as the construction of common areas in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, critical analysis of trends in the academic world, the development of institutional values through SOCIAL-CAMPUS, and initiatives such as Collaborative Doctoral Programs and Research Incubators.
  • Take part in our numerous initiatives relating to cooperation in Innovation, Science and Technology:
    • Professional development of managers in innovation
    • Inter-American platforms for Technology parks, Excellence centers and Research centers
    • Inter-American platforms for  University-Industry relations departments
  • Join hundreds of other IOHE members by participating in our many activities offered in Internationalization:
    • Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE): A common area for Higher Education in the Americas
    • HE Internationalization Diploma from COLAM
    • Specialized internships
    • Work groups on internationalization indicators
    • China-Latin America Project
  • Take advantage of our numerous online platforms, such as the IOHE Portal and other satellite sites that offer courses with relevant academic content essential for members of our organization.
    • Up to date information on programs and initiatives
    • Interactive mechanism to promote reciprocal student, professor, and university management mobility between IOHE members
    • Offer and demand of HEI academic programs
    • Distance education: IOHE, quality and institutional links
    • Open educational resources
    • Knowledge management
    • Publications
    • IOHE Channel: educational videos, diaporamas and pictures of our members
  • Integrate a decentralized organizational structure in nine regions of the American continent with Vice-presidencies in: Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Colombia, Brazil, the South Cone, Andean countries and the United States. Benefits of joining a decentralized organization means the interests and diversity of each region are respected and given equal representation and consideration during decision-making processes and strategic planning.
  • Benefit from strategic alliances between the IOHE and national, regional and international institutions and organizations such as the IAU, UNESCO-IESALC, OPS, CEAIE , RED-CLARA, AUF, ESMU, Grupo Santander de Universidades Europeas, VIRTUAL EDUCA, CREAD, and many more.
  • Have access to efficient member services which help you multiply contact networks in the Americas, Europe and Asia.