EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC AFFAIRs
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND PROJECTS
The main purpose of the IFLA Standing Committee on Education and Academic Affairs (IFLA EAA) is to advance education in landscape architecture globally, especially in developing countries. The committee strives for promotion and maintenance of high standards of academic competences in landscape architecture by facilitating the support and cooperation related to educational development, accreditation and parity across IFLA member countries.
IFLA EAA also encourages development of landscape architecture study programmes and courses as well as promotion of study, research and exchange of knowledge and information between IFLA Regions and member countries.
The main objectives of the IFLA EAA committee are:
- to foster and maintain high standards of academic competences in landscape architecture; particular concern will be given to the countries where no landscape architectural education exists at the moment;
- to coordinate education amenities between IFLA Centre, IFLA Regions and National associations, and at the same time encourage diversity of schools that support a broad definition of landscape architectural practice;
- to promote common IFLA education guidelines to IFLA Regions, National associations and landscape architectural schools.
The strategic priorities of the IFLA EAA committee are:
- to support and coordinate IFLA Regions in setting up and organising Education Committees according to the new strategic plan of IFLA, adopted at the World Council in New Zealand, 2013;
- to compile, maintain and publish up-to-date database on education systems and landscape architecture education programmes worldwide;
- to review and analyse current state of Landscape architecture education at the IFLA regions; to assess the needs and possible models of IFLA [regions] accreditation of Landscape architecture education programmes;
- to stimulate and promote information flow and education exchanges between IFLA Regions and member countries;
- to develop, improve and maintain contact with other partner organisations, professional bodies, and stakeholders such as UNESCO, CELA, ECLAS and other educational associations;
- to facilitate development and implementation of student involvement in IFLA activities, including programmes associated with the World Congress;