The 5th International Universities Networking Conference
IUNC Middle East & Africa 2024
Peer-to-Peer Learning ●● Partnerships ●● International Cooperation
February 14-16, 2024
Istanbul, Turkey
Elite World Istanbul, a 5-star hotel at Taksim Square
The IUNC MEA 2024 will take place in bright, vibrant, and picturesque Istanbul. For 3 days, you will be completely immersed in partnership development, networking, and learning from peers. As a participant, you will meet colleagues and partners from around the world, learn about the best international practices, take part in open discussions, conduct one-to-one meetings, and get new ideas, and technologies.
The IUNC MEA 2024 conference activities enable participants to build partnerships and engage in meaningful dialogue.

Online broadcast is not provided. Pre-registration required.


You will have a chance to visit Istanbul—one of the oldest cities in the world, to admire the picturesque Bosporus, observe the Sea of Marmara and even visit Europe and Asia at the same time. The business program of the conference offers to discuss current issues of international cooperation, to meet potential partners from all around the world and to get inspired with new ideas.

Tuesday, 13-th of February
Arrival day

  • Participants arrive to Istanbul and have the check-in in the hotel. The accommodation provided to participants, who have chosen a “Full package” (Participation+ Accommodation)
Day 1
Wednesday, 14-th of February
Working hours: 09.00-17.00

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Word
Conference Sessions

  • Lunch and coffee breaks are provided for all participants
  • Breakfast is provided for participants who have chosen a “Full package” (Participation+ Accommodation)
Day 2
Thursday, 15-th of February
Working hours: 09.00-17.00

Opening of the second day of the conference
One-to-one prescheduled business meetings
MOU signing

  • Lunch and coffee breaks are provided for all participants
  • Breakfast is provided for participants who have chosen a “Full package” (Participation+ Accommodation)
Day 3
Friday, 16-th of February
Working hours: 09.00-14.00, participation is optional

Campus tour to the Istanbul University / City excursion, sightseeing

  • Breakfast is provided for participants who have chosen a “Full package” (Participation+ Accommodation)
  • Lunch is organized by participants individually
Inspiring sessions
Interesting presentations, best, new  practices
Face-to-face networking
Prescheduled business appointments with prospective partners
Open discussion

Opinion leaders'  point of view, fresh  ideas

Who should attend
The event is designed for the University Officers involved in international relations, curricula internationalization,
e-teaching, educational program development,
digitalization & related areas
  • International
    Internationalization, partnerships, student recruitment
  • Joint Research Programs
    Research cooperation,
    program development and internationalization
  • Partnerships Development
    programs & partnerships
  • Innovations & Development
    Universities academic affairs innovations development
  • Campus Digitalization
    Digitalization of programs, campuses and university services
  • Faculty Development
    Faculty capacity building, faculty staff internationalization
  • Foreign Student Recruitment
    student recruitment
  • Program Development
    Program development, cooperation & experience sharing
Keynote Speakers
The detailed program is coming soon!
In the meantime, please find the speakers of the last IUNC MEA conference
  • Bogdan Voronovskiy
    General Director
    Eastern European
    University Association
  • M. Khair Al-Ghabani
    International Union of Universities
  • Sabur Khan
    First Vice President
    Association of Universities
    of Asia and the Pacific
  • Olusola B. Oyewole
    Secretary General
    Association of African Universities
  • Wiseman Jack
    International Education Association
    of South Africa (IEASA)
  • Shafiullah Naimi
    Association of Private Universities and Institution of Higher Education in Afghanistan

Click on the button to see the provisional date for that day.

Tuesday, 13-th of February 2024
Arrival day

Check in at the hotel 14.00
Participants organize the airport-hotel transfers and get to the hotel independently.

Accommodation is included in a “Full package” (Participation+ Accommodation).
Participants, who has chosen a “Basic package” (Participation Only) organize their accommodation in Istanbul independently.

Meals are included in all packages and are provided starting from 14.02.2023 (Wednesday) according to the program. For a description, check REGISTRATION section.
The registration fee is stated per 1 person
Packages ►
(Participation Only)
(Participation + Accommodation)
Participation in all sessions
according to the program
Participation in one-to-one meetings
according to the program
Conference materials, Internet
according to the program
3 nights at a 3- or 4-star hotel, located within walking distance to the venue (single room, breakfast included)

Accommodation at the venue is available upon separate request (subject to the availability, the package fee may vary)
FEES will be available soon!
FEES will be available soon!
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Conference Partners
The event is supported by the global alliances of the universities
Elite World Istanbul Hotel
Sehit Muhtar St.No:42,
34435 Taksim Istanbul Turkey
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