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Application Deadline: February 19th, 2016

The Emergency Student Fund (ESF) of the Institute of International Education (IIE) is issuing a call for U.S. colleges and universities that currently have students from Syria and Yemen enrolled on their campuses to nominate those students who have emergency needs for funds to continue their studies so that their academic careers are not interrupted as a result of the crises in their home countries.
Syria-ESF and Yemen-ESF will provide grants of $2,000 – 5,000 each to selected students nominated by their U.S. host colleges and universities who are unable to continue or complete their degree program in the United States due to serious financial difficulties precipitated by the situation in the region.
Accredited U. S. campuses are invited to nominate up to five students in total, including students from one or both countries, at their institutions for whom help is needed to complete the spring 2016 semester. International Student Advisers or other campus officials should complete the attached nomination form and e-mail it to ESF@iie.org by February 19th, 2016, at 5pm EST. Awards will be announced by March 7th. Applications directly from students will NOT be accepted. U.S. host campuses nominating students for Syria-ESF and Yemen-ESF awards are expected to provide some emergency assistance to the nominated students, through tuition waivers, full or partial scholarships, housing, stipends, loans, work study, or other forms of support.

IIE’s Emergency Student Fund provides grants to post-secondary students matriculated at accredited educational institutions in the U.S. whose sources of support have been impacted by natural disaster or other crises. Since 2010, IIE's ESF has provided $2 million in emergency grants to over 700 students from Japan, Haiti, Libya, Thailand, the Philippines, Syria, Iran, and Nepal whose home sources of financial support were impacted by crisis or natural disaster. The Institute seeks to have a fund in place so that IIE can respond quickly to help students when disasters and emergencies arise.

March 10-11, 2016 | Davis, California
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2016

You are invited to join us for the Annual IIE Best Practices in International Education Conference on March 10- 11, 2016. For the first time ever, we are bringing the conference to California, hosted by UC Davis. This event will cover many exciting keynote, plenary, and session themes, and will feature high-level experts, including presidents, provosts, and international education administrators from institutions around the world. In addition, a special awards portion of the conference will honor the winners of the 2016 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education

Pre-Conference Roundtable Discussions and Networking Reception on Thursday, March 10, 2016
  •    Morning Special Workshop: Project No More Lost Generation: Principles of Higher Education Support
  •    Afternoon Concurrent Roundtable: The Future of U.S. - Iran Academic Cooperation
  •    Afternoon Concurrent Roundtable: Models and Best Practices for Internationalizing the Community College
  •    Networking Reception
Best Practices Conference on Friday, March 11, 2016. Conference sessions will feature best practices in the following areas:
  •    Strategic Planning for Comprehensive Internationalization
  •    Best Practices in Expanding Participation in Study Abroad
  •    New Strategies for Global Engagement and Partnerships
  •    Keynote by representative from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State
IIE joins the Clinton Foundation and Brookings Institute and commits to improving learning and leadership opportunities for women around the world.

The three institutions aim to tackle sustainability and educational attainment in new partnership.

The release of the WORK report is one of many joint efforts between the Council on Competitiveness – a unique group of leaders from industry, labor, academia and national labs – and the Senate Competitiveness Caucus.

It is our pleasure to announce the publication of Value for Money in Purchasing Votes? Vote-buying and Voter Behavior in the Laboratory, the first Research and Innovation Grants Working Paper produced under the Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) program, which is funded through USAID’s Center of Excellence in Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center) and managed by IIE. Written by researchers Jessica Leight at Williams College, Rohini Pande at Harvard University, and Laura Ralston at the World Bank, the research examines how vote-buying influences voter decisions in the ballot box and voter willingness to tolerate other corrupt behavior of the vote-buying politician.
This paper is the first of several in the DFG Research and Innovation Grants Working Papers Series, which is part of USAID's Learning Agenda for the DRG sector that seeks to bring the very best theory, evidence, and practical guidance to inform DRG strategic planning and project design. More papers in this series will be published throughout 2016, and made available on DFG’s website.
Expressions of Interest Deadline: April 11, 2016│Read MoreContact

You are invited to submit a contribution to a two-part edited volume to be published by Springer Publishers. The International Handbook on Comparative Studies on Community Colleges and Global Counterparts series uses comparative and empirical research to explore a complex cohort of higher educational institutions that includes, but is not limited to, Cégeps, Colleges of Further Education, Community College, Polytechnic, Technical College, and Technical and Further Education (TAFE). These institutions share similarities in that they serve as a niche for post-secondary students to acquire skill-sets and credentials based on an education that offers a more advanced curriculum than secondary school and serves as a local and often lower-cost pathway that gives options for university overflow for adult learners, displaced workers, life-long learners, workforce learners, developmental learners, and non-traditional learners (Raby and Valeau, 2009, p. 1). 

Proposals that contribute original research and that fit into the following themes or sub-themes are invited. Proposals that address alternative themes may also be considered. 
Events & Deadlines
Early Bird Registration until March 25Apply Here
May 3-5, 2016 | Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa

As members of IIE we are pleased to offer a discounted ticket. When registering, please choose "Discounted pass" and enter the code: GGDiscounted when requested. 

Going Global is an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss current issues. Since 2004, it has grown from a biennial event in the UK to an annual event alternating between the UK and major international cities. 
This year’s overarching theme is ‘Building nations through connecting cultures’. The diverse range of conference sessions will consider the role of universities and the wider higher education sector in the process of nation-building. The sessions will consider the theme through three lenses:
1.Education policy: local priorities, national systems and global drivers
2.Economic development: skills, enterprise, research and innovation
3.Social cohesion and engagement: democracy, social justice and international relations

This year, the tour travels through Bangalore, Mumbai, Ooty/Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, and Ahmedabad. Find out more on the website, including previous year's itinerary. Last year, 40 U.S. institutions participated and met with over 7,000 prepared students across eight cities. Contact EducationUSA India for more information at EdUSAIndiaTour@gmail.com


The EducationUSA advising centers and U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan invites U.S. higher education institutions to the 2016 EducationUSA Fall Tour through Almaty, Karaganda, and Astana. Last year, 31 U.S. institutions participated and met with over 1,000 students across three cities. This year's tour will also line up with the Bolashak fair in Kazakhstan. Find out more by contacting EducationUSA Kazakhstan at EdUSAkzTour@americancouncils-kz.com.
Study Abroad

Study in Spain is now accepting applications for the 2016 Student Ambassadors program and promotional campaign. Study in Spain is aimed at promoting Spanish international education in the U.S., Spanish language courses, study abroad programs and educational opportunities in Spain for international students. The Student Ambassador program aims to strengthen relations and the image of Spain in higher education institutions in the U.S. For more information please see the website and program guidelines
The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) seeks a president to take office summer 2016. Detailed information is available from laurie.nevarez@kornferry.com. John Kuhnle at Korn Ferry International invites confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications to AUIS@kornferry.com. To receive full consideration, candidates should submit CV and letter by March 1, 2016.



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