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EDUCAUSE actively engages with U.S. and international colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other nonprofit associations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology. While we are an association predominantly based in the United States, we recognize that "uncommon thinking for the common good" can emerge anywhere in the world. Our strategic direction is to serve as a leader for the profession, convening the community on significant technology issues facing member institutions and higher education overall.

EDUCAUSE is proud to count over 260 non-U.S. institutions and 30 associations and corporations based outside the United States among its members. We are equally proud that their participation extends to the leadership of the EDUCAUSE community, including representation on the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors.

The breadth of professionals represented, our shared mission, and our collaborative spirit reflect our strong commitment to advancing the mission of higher education and growing the IT profession. As an international member of EDUCAUSE, your organization will be able stay abreast of what's happening in higher education IT in the U.S. and be able to connect and collaborate with over 2,300 member organizations.

Benefits of Membership

EDUCAUSE membership opens the door for your entire organization to experience a wide range of benefits.

  • Multiple, free subscriptions to the award-winning EDUCAUSE Review magazine—providing thought-leadership and valuable perspectives
  • Complimentary access to all published books and monographs—covering forward-looking topics in higher education
  • Special e-mail issues, alerts, and policy briefs—informing you of just-released resources and developments
  • Discounted registration for annual, regional, and affiliate conferences and seminars—valuable professional development offered in-person and online
  • Discounted rates for Career Center job postings—the leading job site for our profession
  • Discounted course and free articles from the Project Management Institute

Our international members enjoy many of our online benefits which do not require travel. EDUCAUSE online publications, online discussion groups, and online events and webinars keep you connected to the latest developments and discussions. In addition, a number of international institutions and organizations find great value in the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service, a comprehensive benchmarking project on institutional IT environments and practices; others subscribe to the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research and are members of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative.

Membership Structure

Membership is open to organizations rather than individuals. Each organization has a primary representative who is the liaison for membership. Colleges and universities outside the United States and Canada who are recognized by the International Association of Universities (IAU) may join EDUCAUSE for a flat annual fee of $1,140.00. Organizations may join at any time during the year at a prorated dues amount.


Given the diversity of processes and standards for determining academic quality around the world, the association utilizes the List of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) provided by the International Association of Universities (IAU) to determine an international institution’s eligibility for EDUCAUSE membership.

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