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Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships: A Guide to Building Sustainable Academic Linkages, a new book published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is now available to order for $44.95 through IIE Books. The second book in the joint IIE-DAAD "Global Perspectives" series, more than 50 experts based in 12 countries explore new partnership trends, and share best practices and case studies for building and expanding tactical academic partnerships. As higher education institutions are being asked to fulfill more roles than ever before, academic partnerships have emerged as a multifaceted solution that meets the global demands placed on higher education. Chapters include:

     •   Results from a global survey on strategic international partnerships
     •   In-depth case studies of long-term, successful strategic partnerships
     •   Guidance for initiating, expanding, evaluating, and terminating relationships
     •   New models for addressing ethics, culture, and mutual benefit 
     •   Recommendations for partnership paradigms in international development work

Allan E. Goodman, President & CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE), appointed Joyce P. Hendricks to serve as the organization’s Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer. Hendricks works with IIE’s President and CEO, as well as the Board of Trustees and senior management to lead fundraising efforts.  She develops and maintains relationships with current stakeholders and potential prospects who have an interest in and desire to support IIE’s world-class services and programs. Hendricks focuses on expanding support for critical IIE initiatives, including Generation Study Abroad, the Fulbright Legacy Fund, Scholar Rescue Fund, student emergency funds, and IIE’s work to support women and girls and higher education in emergencies.  She will play a key role in planning fundraising activities and events in support of IIE’s Centennial celebration in 2019, and developing new initiatives and further engaging those who support our mission. Hendricks brings a wealth of experience to this new position, having most recently spent ten years leading a wide range of development operations at Rutgers University. She has also held a range of positions at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), including Commodity Manager, Strategic Sourcing, and Manager, Corporate Contributions and Community Relations.
Students in Kenya are becoming less likely to study abroad due to the increasing costs and expanded capacity in Kenyan institutions. But can the country provide means for improving education quality?
Higher Education for Refugees University World News 
A look at the challenges of making access to higher education a key part of the response to the current refugee crisis. 
Speaking more than one language has proven to sharpen skills in youth including cognitive and social abilities and interpersonal understanding. 

The Saudi government looks to cut spending and shift focus to helping students who are studying abroad at any of the top 50 academic programs in their field. 
University College Dublin - College of Engineering, Architecture
IIE is pleased to announce the Spring 2016 edition of the IIENetworker magazine, "Faculty-Driven Internationalization," now available as a free interactive flip book. We have focused this entire issue on the many ways faculty can and are championing internationalization efforts, with a variety of perspectives from faculty, administrators, and other professionals. 
This month we highlight the article titled Faculty-Led Internationalization: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Approaches. Special guest editor María de los Ángeles Crummett talks about how to support and cultivate a globally minded faculty. She shares about the breadth of Fulbright Scholar opportunities and how institutions can make effective use of them to ensure deep and long-lasting internationalization outcomes. "For many students, their first steps in considering an education abroad program begin in the classroom," writes Crummett.

International Higher Education (IHE) is the quarterly publication of the Center for International Higher Education. IHE publishes insightful, informed, and high-quality commentary and analysis on trends and issues of importance to higher education systems, institutions, and stakeholders around the world. This issue begins a special feature on internationalization, cosponsored with the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Milan, Italy. IHE will now appear in Vietnamese, the 6th language of publication, with support from FPT University in Vietnam. This new edition is another indication of the global reach of International Higher Education, with current issues also available in English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Events & Deadlines
Early Bird Discount End March 25
Going Global is an open forum for education world leaders to debate international higher and further education issues and challenges, and to discuss collaborative solutions.  The 2016 forum will examine non-compulsory education through the following lenses:
          •   Education policy: local priorities, national systems and global drivers
          •   Economic development: skills, enterprise, research and innovation
          •   Engagement: democracy, social justice and international relations
April 28-29, 2016 | Register | Contact
Institute of International Education, NYC

Convening partners from diverse sectors, the IIE-SRF Forum will address the urgent need to support scholars who have been silenced by home censorship, violence, and other human rights abuses. Featuring keynote speaker Prince Tala bin Muhammad of Jordan, the Forum will give a platform to scholars to share their experiences and discuss several key crises of 2015. It will also explore the role of the university in responding to higher education emergencies and the impact of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on academics.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016 | Call for Applications 

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce a new research awards program in support of the soon to be opened Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) Archive. A total of six awards will be made to scholars, philanthropic administrators, and other researchers whose work either focuses on IFP specifically, or on issues of social justice, higher education and community building generally, and who are able to demonstrate that their work will benefit from sustained immersion in the extensive archive of IFP. Three $5,000 awards will be made to domestic applicants, while three $7,000 awards will be made to overseas applicants.

Research awardees will have both the digital and analog IFP archive at their disposal, a resource that totals nearly five hundred linear feet of documents and more than 350,000 born-digital files, and which includes both the records of the central secretariat office and of the partner offices from twenty-two countries.
Study Abroad
Enter Now | Contact | Contest Ends: March 31, 2016

IIE, in partnership with Go Overseas and AIFS Study Abroad, CET Academic Programs, IFSA-Butler, STA Travel, launched the #GoStudyAbroad contest calling on everyone to encourage U.S. college students to study abroad by the time they graduate. Students who enter the contest can win a $10k study abroad scholarship (along with other prizes). #GoStudyAbroad is part of Generation Study Abroad, an initiative led by IIE to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. With 1 in 5 jobs linked to international trade and employers looking for global talent, more U.S. students must study abroad to broaden their perspectives, understand and tolerate different ways of life and succeed in today's global workforce. We encourage higher education institutions, study abroad organizations, government agencies and others to participate in this nationwide campaign. Please join us in mobilizing study abroad alumni, faculty members and wider campus communities to nominate students to #GoStudyAbroad. 

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