Who we are

The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is a dynamic think tank in the area of international cooperation in higher education. Its goal is to promote innovation and internationalisation of European higher education while maintaining a global outreach.  ACA’s activities include research and analyses, evaluations, consultancy for private and public bodies, advocacy, publications, and much more.

Founded in 1993, the Academic Cooperation Association is a not-for-profit pan-European network of major organisations responsible in their countries for the promotion of internationalisation in education and training. Current membership is comprised of 24 national organisations in 18 European countries, as well as associate members in North America, Australia and Mexico. ACA members are involved in a wide range of activities in the field of internationalisation of education, with particular focus on management of exchange programmes, promotion of national education and culture abroad, research and data collection, provision of education-related information and consultation, and formulating policy advice.  

ACA’s Secretariat is located in Brussels – a privileged position to create and maintain close working relations to the European institutions.