Dr. Hilligje van’t Land
International Association of Universities
Hilligje van’t Land represents MECCE Project partner, the International Association of Universities (IAU) on the Knowledge Mobilization Working Group. She serves the global higher education community as Secretary General of IAU – global NGO with UNESCO Associate Status. For the past two decades, Hilligje has fostered the key role of higher education in societal transformation. She supervises the overall programme activities of the IAU, develops the Association’s strategic plans and oversees the everyday work of the secretariat. Hilligje positioned the IAU as partner in UNESCO work on education for sustainable development and in the UNESCO Futures of Education initiative, and higher education as a key stakeholder for the UN Agenda 2030 – Transforming our world. She represents IAU in various working groups and expert committees, including at the Council of Europe, UNESCO and the UN.