The Section on University and Research Institution Archives has a very active program with particular emphasis on annual conferences bringing together archivists from throughout the world to examine current pressing issues in academic archival administration. The conferences not only address current issues but offer a means for all to have their assumptions about the core conditions of archives challenged as they learn how other archivists have had to develop and maintain an archival mission with rather different mandates and clienteles than their own.
The SUV fosters and supports communication among archivists facing and responding to common issues and problems within universities, colleges, academies of science and letters, learned societies and research institutions. It does so by publishing a newsletter, hosting a website, offering Who’s Who in Archives Globally, publishing professional guidelines, organizing frequent and regular board meetings, maintaining a strong relationship with the ICA office in Paris, and by pro-actively forming committees and projects in order to address particular needs by archivists across the globe.
The most recent AGM of the ICA-SUV took place online on November 2, 2021. You can see the minutes of that meeting (in English) at the bottom of this page.