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Publication Director: Hilligje van't Land, IAU Secretary General, International Association of Universities; Executive Director, International Universities Bureau



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Terms and Conditions of Use

The present general conditions are intended to define the terms of access and use of the portal on Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa, hereinafter referred to as “the IAU IDEA-PhD portal”. The IAU maintains the IAU IDEA-PhD portal on www.idea-phd.net.


The IAU IDEA-PhD portal allows the user to access a variety of information on doctoral education, including, but not limited to, programmes, initiatives, policy and practices more specifically in Africa but also beyond.
By accessing or using the IAU IDEA-PhD portal, the user accepts and respects the Terms and Conditions set out in this agreement.
Any user who refuses all or part of these general conditions is to cease the use of the portal.



User: The user is any person who uses the IAU portal or any of the services offered on the IAU IDEA-PhD portal.
User content: The term "User content" means the data transmitted by the user in the various sections of the portal.


Amendment of the Terms and Conditions of Use 

The Terms and Conditions of Use are subject to amendment at IAU’s sole discretion at any given time. No prior notice is required to be given. The IAU therefore recommends that the User regularly consults the latest version of the Terms and Conditions of Use, available on the site https://www.idea-phd.net/index.php/en/terms-use.


Disclaimer of reliability 

While every effort has been made to ensure the IAU IDEA-PhD portal operates reliably, IAU will not make any warranties regarding the condition or functionality of the Website, its suitability for use, or that the service it provides will be uninterrupted or error-free.


Disclaimer of damages 

By using the IAU IDEA-PhD portal, the User assumes all risks associated with its use, including any risk to their computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via this Website. The IAU bears no responsibility, and shall not be held liable, for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of the IAU IDEA-PhD portal or the information contained on the IAU IDEA-PhD portal.


Disclaimer of liability 

The IAU IDEA-PhD portal contains information, documents and materials from various sources of information. While the IAU does not vouch for the accuracy or completeness and neither the reliability of this information, every effort has been made to ensure that the entries are as comprehensive as possible and that the information is accurate. The IAU shall not be held liable for any possible mistakes.


Access to the service 

The access to the IAU IDEA-PhD portal is available free of charge to any user. The IAU reserves the right to deny access, at its sole discretion and without notice, to all or part of the IAU IDEA-PhD portal and/or to one or more users.


The IAU IDEA-PhD portal presents various initiatives, projects and funding opportunities relating to PhD (or PhD-related programmes). The portal contains:

  • Reports on developing and managing PhD programmes;
  • Information about projects being carried out by organisations related to postgraduate training and management;
  • Information about funding opportunities available to doctoral programme administrators and graduate school managers from various funding agencies and their programmes and projects;
  • A list of higher education institutions that are Members of IAU and provide PhD programmes or equivalent.

Intellectual property 

The use of the acronym, the logo and/or the domain name of the IAU IDEA-PhD portal must be expressly authorized by the IAU. This authorization must be requested in advance, in writing, and must be implemented and executed in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in that authorisation agreement, including the visual, duration and scope. The use of the acronym, logo and/or the domain name of the IAU IDEA-PhD portal without prior approval is strictly prohibited.

Links to other websites 

The IAU IDEA-PhD portal offers, for the purpose of convenience, a series of hyperlinks to third-party websites published and/or managed by external organisations. Such hyperlinks are provided in good faith and the IAU has no control over these external websites, nor does IAU endorse these websites. The IAU is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of the third-party resources. Use of any such links will not render the IAU liable to Users or any other person for loss of any kind.

IAU Privacy Policy (last updated 20/02/2020)

The IAU is committed to the protection of the privacy of Users. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in Europe on 25 May 2018. The IAU has updated their Privacy Policy accordingly. The updated policy can be found here.


The GDPR provides individuals with opportunities to control how personal information is being used and sets obligations for the organisation receiving the personal information.


The IAU IDEA-PhD portal provides data about research for sustainable development from other Higher Education Institutions. It is used for the common good and not for commercial purposes.

The IAU IDEA-PhD portal does not collect nor processes any personal or personally identifiable information.
IAU uses the data to connect stakeholders working in and on higher education around the world and to create the kind of synergies that are conducive to advance higher education partnership around the world by sharing information on higher education. For further information, please contact IAU: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Cookie policy 

When Users visit the IAU IDEA-PhD portal, the website uses cookies to log non-personally identifiable information including aggregating user data and browser type. Cookies will be deleted from Users’ computers when they close their browsers. If Users do not wish to receive cookies or wish their browser to notify them when they receive cookies, they may use the option on their web browser to disable cookies. Disabling cookies may affect the functionality of the website.

The IAU uses this data through Google Analytics to monitor and analyse patterns of usage and actual needs of Users in order to improve the IAU IDEA-PhD Portal. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about this Website use. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available here.


Unacceptable use 

Users must not use any part of the IAU IDEA-PhD portal for any purpose which is illegal, immoral, offensive to others or in breach of others' rights, or submit any content of that nature. This includes, but is not limited to, any purpose which amounts to:

  • discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, or any other personal characteristics;
  • harassment;
  • vulgar / insulting language;
  • incitement of hatred;
  • sexually explicit;
  • abuse;
  • defamation; or
  • a breach of copyright ot other rights.


The IAU will remove any content or communication of this kind without prior notice.


Termination or suspension of service

The IAU may suspend or terminate access to the IAU IDEA-PhD Portal, with or without cause, at any time without prior notice, with the exception for partners where the ongoing agreements will be followed.



For any further questions, inquiries or comments regarding the Terms and Conditions of Use of the IAU IDEA-PhD Portal, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
IAU Secretariat
1 rue Miollis
75732 PARIS Cedex 15, France.



Where you feel the IAU has not appropriately addressed your concerns, you may contact:
Commission Nationale d’Informatique et des Libertés
3 Place de Fontenoy
75334 Paris Cedex 07, France.

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