The 9th International Scientific Conference of the Association for the Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges (AGAUC)

“New Initiatives for Higher Education Sustainable Development”
October 12-15, 2018

Conference at Voronezh Institute of High Technologies, Voronezh, Russia


The Association for the Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges (AGAUC) is pleased to invite you to an extraordinary international conference opportunity bringing private and public higher education leaders, students, and scholars from countries around the world together in historic city of Voronezh, Russia.

Higher education is in a state of profound change globally. One aspect of this change is the increasing social acceptance of the private higher education sector and the roles that this sector plays within the broader context of education in general. The proliferation of private colleges and universities in particular provides an opportunity to explore anew how these institutions are governed, funded by governments, engaged with community, and organized to embrace and promote quality assurance. These considerations impact the private higher education sector’s overall rankings, resources, number and quality of students, number and quality of faculty, research productivity, and degree to which the sector contributes to societal transformation.

Modern information technologies, rapid development of distance learning make national borders absolutely transparent for educational services. There is no international system of higher education in the world, however, there are a number of models (American, British, German, etc.), which are used by other countries to build their own educational systems. Each of these models has its advantages and disadvantages. At the same time, one of the topical tasks is management of higher education in modern conditions, international certification and quality assurance. Various international rankings judge universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook and play a great role in internationalization of education. 

In continuation of transnational academic deliberations on these issues, the 9th Annual International Conference on Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges (AGAUC) will explore new initiatives for internationalization, quality assurance, collaborations, and expansion of access between and among higher education institutions.  The conference is particularly interested in innovative collaborative work be it of an individual faculty or a unit within the institution or the institution as a whole.