On May 2-3, 2012, the Institute of International Education (IIE) organized and convened the 2012 International Education Summit on the Occasion of the G8, entitled "International Education: A Global Economic Engine." The Summit brought together 50 high-level delegates from 15 countries and the EU in Washington, DC. Education leaders from G8 and other nations engaged in a hands-on discussion of national priorities and educational cooperation among nations. A major goal of the second-annual summit was to encourage world leaders to make international education a pillar of binational and multilateral engagement.
This timely International Education Summit convened education policy leaders representing the major national exchange organizations and government agencies involved in international academic mobility. They discussed specific areas of effective collaboration and examined current successes and obstacles in an effort to promote global academic mobility and raise awareness of the economic impact of international education among the G8 leaders.
The Summit focused on three major themes: Economic Impact, Academic Mobility, and Institutional Cooperation. Participants addressed various differences and obstacles to cooperation, while affirming that they shared the same overarching goals: increasing the movement of students across international borders, expanding enrollment in postsecondary education, and producing graduates who are globally competent and culturally fluent.
To learn more about the Summit and to access related materials, including the National Priorities statements from each delegation, please visit: www.iie.org/g8meeting.
For media coverage of the event, please visit the following articles:
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
"Pre-G-8 Summit Meeting: Leaders Urged to Mold Higher Education into Stabilizing Force in Nations"
Chronicle of Higher Education
"In Talks at International Education Summit, Differences and Common Goals Emerge"
Community College Times
"Community Colleges Have a Major Role in Global Prosperity"
Inside Higher Education
"The Money of Study Abroad"
"Malaysia's Successful Transnational Higher Education Initiative Featured at International Meeting"
Application Deadline: August 1, 2012
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education's Council for International Exchange of Scholars
(CIES) are pleased to announce that 49 grants are available in the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for U.S. academics, professionals, and early and mid-career researchers to teach and/or conduct research in Brazil.
Emerging from the "Education Partnership for the 21st Century," the governments of the United States and Brazil, through the U.S.-Brazil Fulbright Commission, have expanded teaching and research exchange opportunities for mid-career researchers and senior faculty in the United States in the areas of science, technology, and innovation through the new Fulbright-Science Without Borders Core and Distinguished Chair awards. U.S. scholars will be affiliated with top Brazilian universities and research centers in their areas of specialization, fostering increased cooperation and institutional collaboration between applied researchers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish is not required for Fulbright-Science Without Borders applicants.
A new Postdoctoral Research Award designed for early career candidates from any discipline of study will allow scholars to conduct research in support of their professional development while advancing the scholarly mission of the hosting institution.
Other opportunities for U.S. academics and professionals include a Social Sciences and Humanities award, as well as four Distinguished Chair awards in the following fields: American studies, environmental sciences and engineering, oil and gas sciences and engineering, and visual arts.
The deadline to apply for the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is August, 1, 2012.
To learn more about these opportunities and how to apply to the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition, please contact Katrin DeWindt at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or visit www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/
Special Webinar: Fulbright Opportunities in Brazil
Thursday, May 17, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
On May 17th, CIES will host a webinar on Fulbright Opportunities for U.S. Scholars to Brazil. To register, please go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/784014257
Thanks to the generosity of donors, sponsors, and partners, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is able to expand access to education worldwide and assist students and scholars in danger around the world. This year, this support helped IIE increase opportunities for young Americans to study abroad, advance global cooperation through educational exchange, and provide emergency grants and safe haven to students and scholars from countries in crisis, such as Syria.
To read the full letter from Allan Goodman, please visit: www.iie.org/The-Power-of-Giving/Spring-Appeal
To learn more about IIE’s activities over the past year, please click through IIE’s recently released Annual Report: www.iie.org/annualreport
Deadline: June 9, 2012
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has launched the first-ever survey to collect data on U.S. student participation in a wide range of educational activities in China, including internships, volunteering, and independent research abroad.
With the launch of the 100,000 Strong Initiative, which aims to send more Americans to study in China, collecting data on U.S. students who partake in an array of educational activities in China as part of their higher education experience will provide a more accurate picture of outbound student mobility in the United States. This data will also help institutions better understand the full extent of their students’ international activity and benchmark their institutional engagement with China.
We invite all higher education institutions to complete this survey, even if only partial data is available on student participation in education abroad activities in China in the 2011 calendar year. To access the survey, please visit: www.iiefeedback.org/se.ashx?s=612502253D860DB4. Click here to download brief instructions and definitions reference sheet.
The deadline to complete this survey is June 9, 2012. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Raisa Belyavina, Senior Research Officer, at email@example.com.
Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management
June 12, 2012
The George Washington University
Registration Deadline: May 25, 2012
The Forum on Education Abroad
will host the 3rd Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute, "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management," at The George Washington University's Marvin Center in Washington, DC, on June 12, 2012.
The primary purpose of the Standards Institutes is to offer participants the opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Forum Standards of Good Practice and hone their skills in implementing them. This Institute, "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management," is dedicated to the education abroad risk management issues faced daily by organizations and institutions. The practical, hands-on focus will include concurrent and plenary sessions that will assist participants in improving their institutional and organizational strategies for risk mitigation, and incident prevention and response.
Details, including the full session schedule, are available at www.forumea.org/GWUStInstit-June12.cfm
Proposal Deadline: October 1, 2012
The Institute of International Education invites proposals from universities interested in hosting a group of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows in the fields of law and human rights and public policy analysis/public administration. The proposal deadline is October 1, 2012. Proposals will undergo competitive review, including external peer evaluation.
Universities selected to serve as host campuses for the Humphrey Fellowship Program will be eligible to receive a group of Fellows starting in academic year 2013-14, renewable over the following four academic years.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright exchange activity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), brings accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries to the U.S. for an academic year of non-degree study and practical experience. Fellows are placed according to their professional field in groups of seven to fifteen at universities around the country.
For more information, please visit the Humphrey Fellowship Program website at www.humphreyfellowship.org
or contact Amy Nemith, Assistant Director, Humphrey Fellowship Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Final Deadline: May 15, 2012
The final deadline to complete the Intensive English Programs (IEP) survey for the upcoming Open Doors Report
is Tuesday, May 15. The IEP survey is conducted in conjunction with University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) and American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). The survey collects data on international students studying in the United States on a temporary visa and enrolled in intensive English programs for the 2011 calendar year. The Open Doors Report,
supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, has long been regarded as the authoritative source for statistical data on trends in international education.
The survey can be found online through www.iie.org/surveyforms
. If you aren’t sure whether your institution has submitted data for this year, need to update your records, or have general questions about the survey, please contact IIE at email@example.com
or (212) 984-5348.
An article in University World News
reports that many higher education institutions in South Africa have begun offering joint and double degree programs in order to "to deepen international partnerships, attract top international students, and better prepare students for a globalised future." The article goes on to discuss the many opportunities and challenges of creating joint and double degree programs.
To read the full article, please visit: www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120505141620603
An article in the spring 2012 issue of IIENetworker
magazine gives three models of early-college study abroad programs that help increase first- and second-year college student study abroad engagement. According to the article, "Many institutions design these programs to increase early-college students’ study abroad participation and global engagement or to strategically support retention, enrollment management, curricular internationalization, and transition issues. Early-college programs also provide critical gateway experiences for faculty and can help institutions meet campus internationalization goals."
To read the full article, please visit: www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/IIEB0112/index.php#/34