Association of American Universities

Association of American Universities
FormationFebruary 28, 1900 (1900-02-28)[1]
Founded atChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Type501(c)(3) nonprofit organization[2]
HeadquartersWilliam T. Golden Center for Science and Engineering, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    • United States
    • Canada
Coordinates38°54′01″N 77°01′42″W / 38.90028°N 77.02833°W / 38.90028; -77.02833Coordinates: 38°54′01″N 77°01′42″W / 38.90028°N 77.02833°W / 38.90028; -77.02833
Barbara Snyder[3]
Carol Folt

The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of American research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. Founded in 1900, it consists of 63 universities in the United States (both public and private) and two universities in Canada—the University of Toronto and McGill University. AAU membership is by invitation only and requires an affirmative vote of three-quarters of current members.

  1. ^ "Colleges Will Co-operate: Organization of the Association of American Universities". The Washington Post. March 1, 1900. p. 2.
  2. ^ a b "Association Of American Colleges And Universities Archived December 21, 2018, at the Wayback Machine". Tax Exempt Organization Search. Internal Revenue Service. December 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Case Western President Named Head of AAU". Inside Higher Ed. Archived from the original on February 19, 2020. Retrieved February 19, 2020.

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