Welcome to

Aiming Higher

The International Association of Universities invites you to explore the world of higher education. A BBC StoryWorks Production.

Welcome to

Aiming Higher

The International Association of Universities invites you to explore the world of higher education. A BBC StoryWorks Production.

Welcome to the world of higher education

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Welcome to the world of higher education

Select a region and discover
the stories within

The Americas

From Canada to Chile, universities across the Americas are playing a leading role in advancing wider society, through a range of fascinating projects. Click on a map point to watch the film.

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Europe, Africa and the Middle East

From northern Europe to southern Africa, universities are going above and beyond to transform the societies around them - and those much further away. Click a map point to learn more.

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Asia and Oceania

From the hills of Assam to the Queensland coast, higher education institutions are engaging in vital, exciting projects far beyond the lecture hall. Click on a map point to discover more.

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All of our films

All around the world, universities are shaping sustainable, democratic societies, and helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges those societies face. Each film highlights how a different university contributes to these goals: through projects that work towards sustainable development, internationalisation, leadership and innovation.

Sustainable Development

Leadership

Internationalisation

Technology

Welcome to Aiming Higher

The International Association of Universities (IAU) is very pleased to launch this website, which showcases the wonderful results of the IAU series on higher education, produced by BBC StoryWorks. Higher education is instrumental to the development of sustainable and democratic societies; shaping minds, promoting diversity, ethical leadership and social responsibility. In light of increasing global challenges, higher education institutions play a key role in addressing the societal transformations that lie ahead.

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