The International Forum of Public Universities
) is a consortium of twenty-three public universities
. The forum's permanent
secretariat currently resides at the Université de
Montréal in Montreal, Canada.
Bringing together a limited number of universities from diverse
countries, the forum was founded on October 11, 2007, with the
mission of "promoting the expression of values that underlie the
mission of public universities in an era of internationalization".
In 2008, the consortium included 13 of the world's 200 top
universities according to Times Higher Education
Each year, a specialized summer school is hosted by one of its
Meetings have also been attended by World
experts in tertiary education.
- IFPU: Mission Statement (Retrieved February 1,
- "Thirteen members of the IFPU among the 200 best
universities in the world" (Published November 10, 2008)
- IFPU: Summer School on Cultural Diversity, Bologna
June 23-28, 2008 (Retrieved February 1, 2009)
- University of Bologna - Summer school on Cultural
- World Bank - Tertiary Education - News &
Events (Retrieved February 1, 2009)
- "Final Program: 2nd Meeting of the International
Forum of Public Universities" (Retrieved February 1, 2009)