Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions

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International Consortia of Higher Education Institutions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_278-1



Higher education consortia: multi-point groupings of higher education institutions with a limited number of members. Membership is restricted to particular institutions that are allowed by the other partners to enter the arrangement.


  • EUA: European University Association

  • EURASHE: European Association of Institutions in Higher Education

  • LERU: League of European Research Universities

  • UNICA: Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe

  • YERUN: Network of Young European Research Universities

Consortia of Higher Education Institutions have been a global reality since the last decades of the twentieth century. Universities have engaged in collaborative action for many different reasons. Due to the further globalization and internationalization of higher education, collaboration has intensified and the nature of cooperation has changed. Engaging with other universities abroad is an organizational mechanism to...


Higher Education Consortium League Of European Research Universities (LERU) Coimbra Group Global Higher Education Market University Members 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)The HagueThe Netherlands

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hans De Wit
    • 1
  • Laura Rumbley
    • 2
  • Fiona Hunter
    • 3
  • Lisa Unangst
    • 4
  • Edward Choi
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeBostonUSA
  2. 2.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Higher Education InternationalisationUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.
  5. 5.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.