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In response to the intensifying Syrian migrant crisis, in the coming weeks IIE will be highlighting ways the higher education community can join efforts to support Syrian students and scholars. Here are some recommended news articles on the Syria crisis and the role of higher education:
Higher Education for Syrian Refugees-Yet another Humanitarian Concern?the CHEPS blog
Education Is My Home: A Syrian Refugee’s Journey to Reclaim His EducationInternational Rescue Committee
Greek University May Soon Enroll Syrian RefugeesTimes Higher Education
Refugees Gain Considerable Support from German Universities, Study SuggestsTimes Higher Education

If your institution is interested in providing a Syrian student or scholar with safe haven to continue their studies or research, we encourage you to join the IIE Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis. For additional information about the Syria Consortium and how to become a member, please contact Nele Feldmann at nfeldmann@iie.org.
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund’s James King was recently interviewed by Al-Fanar Media about new universities that are being built in Turkey to teach Syrian refugees. King pointed to the long-term issue of ensuring that degrees earned at these new universities are recognized by Turkish and international bodies, and he stressed the importance of integrating Syrian students within Turkish universities. "The more that Syrians can integrate into the Turkish higher education system, even though that’s politically sensitive," he says, "the more they’re going to be able to sustain themselves long term."

Aileen O'Donnell, manager of the IIE Alumni Initiative, shares highlights from an IIE Diplomatic Network Meeting on alumni engagement. "Recognize and utilize alumni as experts, future employees, future employers, and mentors," writes O’Donnell. "There are many ways to do this, such as inviting alumni to attend embassy events and meet high-level visitors, asking alumni to represent the university at college fairs, and including alumni in the selection process for admissions and scholarships."

As currencies in Asian and other emerging markets lose their value against the U.S. dollar, universities are speculating whether students from these countries will abandon their plans for overseas studies. — University World News

Economic troubles in China could have wide-ranging influence on the bottom lines of Boston colleges and universities if applications from Chinese students begin to decrease. — The Boston Globe

Recommendations for academic and research collaboration among the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—are to be taken forward after heads of state met to adopt a BRICS Academic Forum strategy report. — University World News

Despite sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies to block Iran’s suspected effort to develop nuclear weapons, Iran has maintained a surprisingly robust scientific enterprise. — Science (AAAS)
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group (CIQG) has released a new publication addressing the unprecedented pace and scope of the expansion and internationalization of higher education in China. Authored by two members of the CIQG Advisory Council, "The Internationalization of Chinese Higher Education" also discusses the vital importance of assessing educational outcomes.

Events & Deadlines
Application Deadline: October 1, 2015 | Learn More | Contact

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective scholarship program designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders to address the challenges of the 21st century. Through a fully-funded, one-year Master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and foster a greater understanding of China and its emerging role in the world. Exceptional students, alumni, and young professionals are encouraged to apply for the July 2016 inaugural class.
Application Deadline: September 27, 2015 | Read More | Contact

Centroamérica Adelante is an innovative leadership development program that supports influential leaders driving change in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Founded by Seattle International Foundation (SIF), in partnership with IIE, Centroamérica Adelante identifies, trains, and connects Central American leaders working on social change issues. The yearlong program provides fellows with specific skills training, mentorship, and peer-to-peer learning, as well as the chance to travel and build their network of supporters and contacts. These leaders are brought together as a regional cohort to deepen their impact and become a stronger voice for social change in Central America. One hundred fellows will be chosen to participate in the 2015-2016 cohort.
Application Deadline: November 13, 2015 | Read More | Contact

The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan is now recruiting its third batch of students for a recently launched 5-year Ph.D. program called "GRIPS Global Governance Program (G-cube)." G-cube is 5-year Master’s and Ph.D. program that aims to create leader of leaders who have a broad perspective based on firm knowledge in history and liberal arts. The scholarship targets those who aim to work/are working in international organizations, the government, or in the private sector.
Study Abroad
October 1–2, 2015 in Washington, DC | Register | Contact

Over 500 participants representing Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners from all sectors and locations will be joining us in Washington, DC. The IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will feature four high-level plenary debates, 20 action-oriented sessions, think tanks, and many networking opportunities, as well as an engaging expo hall. We encourage you to visit our booth to learn more about IIE resources and activities. For those of you who would like to attend, please register online or email Katja Simons at ksimons@iie.org.
IIE welcomes new member institutions to the IIENetwork, connecting over 7,000 individuals at more than 1,400 member institutions with a commitment to internationalization. For more information about IIE's membership program, please visit www.iie.org/IIENetwork.

All new IIE members will be added to the next edition of the IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators. This resource includes comprehensive listings and resources for networking and internationalizing your campus.

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Membership Contact: Joanne Bruno, Provost & VP, Academic Affairs

Woodbury University
Membership Contact: Ashraf Zawaideh, Executive Director of Admissions & Int'l Recruitment

Nichols College
Membership Contact: Susan Wayman, Director of Int'l Programs & Services

Envisage International Corporation
Membership Contact: Keith Clausen, President

Golden West College
Membership Contact: Melissa Lyon, Director of Intl Programs

Domain Academy, Malta
Membership Contact: Nicholas Callus, Principal

Associated Colleges of the Midwest
Membership Contact: Joan Gillespie, Vice President & Director of Off-Campus Study

Marian University, Indianapolis
Membership Contact: Anthony Shull, Chair of International Programs & Executive Director for Global Initiatives

City University of Hong Kong
Membership Contact: Saroj Siegler Quinn, Senior External Liason Officer
Temple University seeks a Director to lead a growing university operated Intensive English Language Program (IELP). The director shall have a dynamic vision for programming and supporting student success; manage the overall operation of the Intensive English Language Program; guide and oversee strategic planning and marketing and recruiting; identify and manage partnership opportunities with domestic and international partners; maintain and expand current partnerships; and oversee instruction and curriculum development for courses in the conditional admission program, intensive English program, and English for Special Purposes (ESP) program. The Director must have proven track of successful program development, recruitment, and administrative experience.




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