Institutional Joint Working
IARU universities share a commitment to research intensity but also bring considerable diversity in terms of size, cultural context, and stage of development in tackling certain institutional issues. This provides a tremendous opportunity for IARU universities to learn from one another.
Institutional joint working in IARU happens in different forms:
- Staff development and exchange is an informal program to provide greater professional and personal development for IARU colleagues performing administrative functions.
- Networks: these are specific groups of officers who meet to discuss a wide range of topics, share best practice, and identify possible areas on which they can work together. Networks are typically not narrowly thematically-driven.
- Institutional projects: these projects enable comparison of benchmark data and IARU partners' respective approaches to these issues at different IARU universities.