Our commitments


Sustainable international education

We are committed to creating an ecosystem where fresh ideas and best practices around international education can flourish, striving to make it sustainable and equitable in the process.

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Advancing knowledge and practice

We aim to represent the interests of our members and partner organisations to further the internationalisation of higher education through effective research, agreements and collaborations.

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Collaborations and partnerships

We engage with global networks and maintain close strategic relationships with the goal of augmenting the impact of international education wherever possible and enhancing EAIE member value.

Global Engagement

The EAIE is an active participant in two key international bodies, the Association for Studies in International Education (ASIE) and the Network of International Education Associations (NIEA).  

ASIE, which has been chaired by the EAIE since 2014, is principally focused on advancing scholarly understanding about the phenomenon of internationalisation through the publication of the Journal of Studies in International Education.

NIEA brings together the global community of associations focused on international higher education around the world.

Strategic partnerships


Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a non-profit international student organisation, whose mission is to represent international students, thus providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of ‘Students Helping Students’. ESN, present in over 1000 higher education institutions from over 40 countries, works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing student exchange at different levels.


Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)

The Academic Cooperation Association is a membership organisation whose members are national-level organisations which promote and fund internationalisation of higher education. ACA serves as a platform for mutual learning and the exchange of good practice, for projects and other joint activities, and for advocating for members' interests vis-à-vis European institutions and national governments. It serves as a think tank on issues of internationalisation and innovation in higher education.


Scholars at Risk (SAR)

Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom. By arranging temporary academic positions at member universities and colleges, SAR offers safety to scholars facing grave threats. Scholars at Risk also provides advisory services for scholars and hosts, campaigns for scholars who are imprisoned or silenced and monitors attacks on higher education communities.


CANIE (Climate Action Network for International Educators)

CANIE (Climate Action Network for International Educators) is a grassroots initiative and registered non-profit formed by international education practitioners from around the world who see the need and the opportunity for the education sector to step up and act on climate. CANIE is governed by a global board of volunteer directors and strives for a carbon-neutral and climate-literate international education sector by 2030.


NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA serves more than 10,000 members and international educators worldwide in over 150 countries. NAFSA believes that international education lies at the core of an interconnected world characterized by diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and well-being for all.


International Association of Universities (IAU)

Founded in 1950, under the auspices of UNESCO, the International Association of Universities (IAU) is the leading global association of higher education institutions and organisations from around the world. IAU is an independent, bilingual (English & French), non-governmental, membership organisation, open to both higher education institutions and organisations. IAU connects members from more than 130 countries to identify and act on common priorities as a global forum for higher education.



CEEMAN is an international management development association established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating the growth in quality of management development in central and eastern Europe. With 200 members across the globe, it is a worldwide network of management development institutions interested in quality of education and innovations.



Founded in 1972, EFMD is a global, non-profit, membership-driven organisation dedicated to management development. It is recognised globally as an accreditation body for business schools, business school programmes, and corporate universities. EFMD’s mission is to act as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development globally.

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We aim to serve the sector and all the higher education professionals who are dedicating their time and effort in advancing internationalisation in their institutions.

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