The INU presidency has rotated to James Madison University (JMU), VA, USA, for the term 2012 – 2015, after being located at Malmö University, Sweden, and LaTrobe University, Australia, in the previous years.
The INU office is responsible to plan and coordinate the INU mobility programs, joint research activities, internal meetings, and it coordinates joint grant applications. It is also the point of contact if you want to find out more on how your university can join the network.
The INU Council meets twice a year. The Spring meeting mainly serves to plan an discuss the summer student program and update on any other ongoing activities. At the Fall meeting the group decides on the annual plan for the next year and assesses activities and reports of currently programs. The Council also meets – if possible – during the EAIE Conferences, which are usually held in September.
With the establishment of new student programs in 2012 our academic planning bodies have expanded in 2012. There are currently three academic planning sub-committees working on programs related to INU’s three key focus areas:
1) Global Citizenship and Peace – Chair: Professor John Scherpereeel, JMU
2) Environmental Sustainability – Chair: Professor Tamiji Yamamoto, Hiroshima University
3) Global Health and Nursing – Chair: Professor Patty Hale, JMU
These sub-committees meet on a regular basis to determine program curricular and plan upcoming events as well as focus area initiatives. All three are represented by their chairs in the INU Council.