What we do
IOHE supports innovation and collaboration in higher education across the Americas by:
- Offering a range of services and training modules via three strategic programs:
- Institute for University Management and Leadership (IGLU), with the objective of training the new generations of University Leaders
- College of the Americas (COLAM), offering a wide-range of training opportunities for professionals from universities and government through inter-American networks of experts;
- CAMPUS, aiming to reinforce collaboration in Doctoral programs and to ensure the quality of education and its contribution to society
Though distinctive in nature and function, the principal goal shared among all three programs is to provide training programs to key-players in the sector so they may better understand the best-practice strategies and current trends facing their institution.
- Demonstrating leadership by organizing inter-American events and university missions within the Americas and in other regions of the world that aim to open new opportunities for its members.
- Acting as Executive Secretariat to the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE): the only international conference of its kind that unites decision makers and field experts to create a common space for discussion and debate on current challenges, new paradigms, best practices and future trends specifically within the sphere of the Americas. The IOHE partners with 30 international organizations and HE institutions to organize this biennial event.
- Creating and promoting gender perspectives and woman leadership throughout the Americas with the Women Leaders of Higher Education Institutions in the Americas (EMULIES) annual meetings and forums, virtual and in-person training and coaching programs, and the EMULIES Observatory.
- Promoting innovation throughout the HEsector by developing a greater circulation of knowledge through formative training programs; the likes of which cover the latest trends in university management, internationalization, science and technology, and women leader equitability development, to name a few.
- Supporting and representing its member institutions by leading by example, encouraging participation and promoting innovative collaboration between universities and industries from the Americas on the international level through various missions, events, and accredited training offers.
- Encouraging the professional development for the "take-over generation" in higher education.