Global Advancement of Universities & Colleges Conference, May 23-25, in Russia

Registration Now Open

Glenside, PA—March 5, 2012—Arcadia University, a sponsoring institution for Global Advancement of Universities & Colleges (GAUC), announces that registration is open for the 2012 GAUC conference being held May 23-25 at Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia. Visit For general questions about GAUC or the 2012 Conference, email

2012 Conference Themes

  • Internationalization of Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Management of Higher Education
  • Entrepreneurial Higher Education
  • Higher Education Globalization
  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation in a Globalized Society (Pros and Cons of American Higher Education Approach)

2012 Conference Topics

  • Teaching Across Borders
  • Financing and Funding Higher Education in a Global Society
  • The Role of the Private Higher Education Sector
  • Entrepreneurial Higher Education
  • Government Role and Interest in Higher Education
  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education
  • Globalization and Localization of Higher Education
  • Cooperation Between Public and Private Higher Education Sector
  • Inter-University Collaboration, Cooperation and Consortia
  • Preparing Higher Education Leaders and Managers

The Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges (GAUC) is committed to education without borders as the cardinal foundation for preparing global citizens and leaders. GAUC promotes transnational cooperation and collaboration among colleges and universities, excellence in global education and research, and integration of the global community of scholars. Through its emphasis on relationship-building, GAUC provides a platform for leveraging participating institutions' unique strengths across the globe.

Sponsoring Institutions: Arcadia University, USA; Xi'an International University, China; Peking University, China; and Voronezh State University, Russia.

Participating Institutions: Adventis School of Management, Singapore; Arcadia University, USA; American Graduate School in Paris, France; Danubius University, Romania; Holy Family University, USA; Hong Kong Institute of Education, China; Xi'an International University, China; and Moscow State University, Russia.

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report names Arcadia University a top leader in undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program 7th in the nation. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world.