“Why? Because creating and sharing knowledge is fundamental to growing global knowledge economy and society. Any nation can only be successful in achieving their national goals when the relationship between research and innovation is fully developed” IARSA.

The International Association of Research Scholars and Administrators (IARSA) is an association of national, regional, and international specialty research associations aimed at advancing education research in diverse areas of study.

IARSA was founded as a result of discussions among many international and national educational research associations and several major research institutes throughout the world which identified the need for a international association to foster the exchange of ideas amongst international researchers, promoting public recognition of the importance and significance of educational research and facilitate co-operation among educational researchers in diverse fields of human endeavours.

IARSA is poised to address the challenges facing today's world, challenges that require the groundbreaking ideas behind transformative research and effective implementation through use-inspired frameworks. We support individuals, institutions, corporate bodies and professionals in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data, and the strategic use of information for effective decision making and planning. IARSA is dedicated to advancing research at national and international levels.

The Association focuses on important education and research issues, including such areas as education reform, academic freedom, curriculum development, Improvement of Standards in Education Research, human development and global change. The Association achieves its mission through the promotion of an exemplary model of use-inspired research, sponsorship of projects in collaboration with other research institutes and associations, publications, conferences and members internships.

The role of IARSA is to provide a cross-disciplinary forum wherein scholars gather to exchange and debate ideas generated from the above mentioned areas. This cross-disciplinary commitment of the organisation creates a landscape for the discussion of broader policy issues such as minority studies, gender studies, multicultural education, democracy, and issues of educational equality and equity. Our membership is dedicated to examining issues in education from a plurality of academic viewpoints and perspectives.

As a non-profit organisation, IARSA encourages cooperation among social scientists worldwide and supports the application of research findings in bettering individuals' relationships.

We support the professional development of emerging and established scholars. We advocate research-informed improvements in education and research. We seek engagement with high-quality research and discussions of important theoretical, methodological, practice and policy issues. IARSA conducts educational and research activities with a focus on academics and global issues, share those results with society at large, and contribute to the development of society.