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IIE’s International Engagement Course in Myanmar


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An article in The Pie News reports on IIE’s launch last month of a pilot course in Myanmar, Connecting with the World: International Relations at Higher Education Institutions, offering training in international engagement to ministry officials and higher education representatives in Myanmar. In an interview for the article, Daniel Obst, Deputy VP for International Partnerships at IIE, told The PIE News: "The transformation of higher education in Myanmar will be essential to preparing the country’s workforce to support the rapid economic development that is taking place."


Clare Banks, Assistant Director of IIE's Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education, shares about the Myanmar course launch in the IIE "Opening Minds" blog. Banks recounts, "Women and men in their best longyi eagerly awaiting their turn to confirm their name, choose a seat, and embark on a course that will provide them with the basic tools for setting up an international office. Ultimately 55 individuals from 31 universities and one ministry came to participate in the day-long opening workshop."

 

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