IASSW Vision

IASSW vision is to promote and develop Excellence in social work education, research and scholarship across the globe, in pursuit of a more just and equitable world’.

The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) is an international association of institutions of social work education, organisations supporting social work education and social work educators.

Its mission is:

1) To represent and promote social work education around the globe in partnership with national, regional and international associations

2) To create and maintain an engaged community of social work educators and programmes

3) To support and facilitate participation in mutual exchanges of research and curriculum resources

4) To promote educational strategies and policies for a more just and equitable world

In fulfilling its mission, IASSW adheres to all United Nations Declarations and Conventions on human rights, recognising that respect for the inalienable rights of the individual is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace.

Members of IASSW are united in their obligation to the continued pursuit of social justice and social development. In carrying out its mission, IASSW fosters cooperation, collegiality and interdependence among its members and with others.

The Board of IASSW would like to hear your views on how this mission statement can be operationalized in your country.

Please forward your feedback to the Secretary of IASSW, Dr. Barbara Shank , at bwshank@stthomas.edu