Home Page






Further Reading



International Federation of University Women (IFUW)

Website: http://www.ifuw.org/

Category: Women's

Year of Foundation: 1919

Location of Foundation: London, UK

Location of Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

Brief Description: The International Federation of University Women describes itself as 'an international network linking women graduates from all cultures, all fields of study, all professions and all generations' (Source: www.ifuw.org; accessed 8 April 2010).

Founding Rationales:

According to the first article of its founding constitution: 'The purpose of this organisation shall be to promote understanding and friendship between the university women of the nations of the world, and thereby to further their interests and develop between their countries sympathy and mutual helpfulness.' The International Headquarters was set up in the eighth article 'for information and sociability' and committees of the organization were to be established for scholarships, exchange lectureships, hospitality and admission criteria.

Source: 'Minutes of the Meeting of Delegates held at Bedford College, London, Wednesday, July 14th, 1920', IFUW Archives, Aletta, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Evolution of Membership:

International Federation of University Women Membership Chart

Sources: HIO; YIO