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IRUAS (International Relations - Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts) was formed in 2008. It is a network organisation for all employees at Swiss universities of applied sciences and arts in the area of international issues and mobility.

Its activities are coordinated by the IRUAS Committee, which is composed of up to two people from each university of applied science and arts. The IRUAS Committee is headed by Barbara Binz of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and Anne-Marie Jäger of the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons (FHGR). IRUAS forms ad-hoc working groups on current topics, delegates people who represent the international offices of universities of applied sciences and arts on various bodies (e.g. International Relations Experts Group), organises a regular IRUAS networking event on current important topics and ensures the good exchange of information among universities of applied sciences and arts.

IRUAS-Conference 2019

Fit for the future: developing international competencies for a global workplace

21./22. März 2019 in Rapperswil


IRUAS-Conference 2018

Internationalisation 2.0 – Moving forward together!

25.-26. Januar 2018 in Olten

IRUAS-Conference 2017

Stronger together: collaboration in higher education

26.-27. Januar in Bern

IRUAS-Conference 2016: Tomorrow’s classroom

Presentations and pictures