“Why? Because creating and sharing knowledge is fundamental to growing global knowledge economy and society. Any nation can only be successful in achieving their national goals when the relationship between research and innovation is fully developed” IARSA.

We are an international research organization working with a global network of partners in across the world.

At IARSA, we believe that research and knowledge have a crucial role to play in addressing global challenges and contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To realize this potential, we work in partnership to strengthen the capacity of individuals, corporate bodies and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, in support of national and international development. IARSA promotes equity by actively addressing the needs of both men and women across all our work and addressing issues of power within the research and knowledge system.

We are a research organisation that engages in education, research and dialogue pertaining to diversified areas of study. We support the professional development of emerging and established scholars. We advocate research-informed improvements in education and research. We seek engagement with high-quality research and discussions of important theoretical, methodological, practice and policy issues.

We support individuals, institutions, corporate bodies and professionals in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data, and the strategic use of information for effective decision making and planning. The Association provides resources, innovative practices, and professional development opportunities for IARSA members and the higher education community, including professionals from institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, planning, and related fields. IARSA is dedicated to advancing research at national and international level.

Our vision is for research to be at the forefront of the world economic, social and environmental development. Elevating research to a position of high strategic importance within the tertiary education system is long overdue. Over the last decade tertiary education and research has not been made a priority in the way that it should have been.

As of one the leading organisations for researchers in the world, IARSA is the trusted go-to resource for scholars, researchers, academicians and professionals. We are counted on as the most credible intellectual resource where our members can stay relevant with knowledge, training and tools to enhance lifelong learning and obtain valuable information and connections throughout the world.