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U.S. Students in Overseas Degree Programs: Key Destinations and Fields of Study, a new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE), presents findings from the first-ever survey on U.S. students pursuing full degrees abroad at the postsecondary level, their specific level of study, and their chosen field of study.

The Survey on U.S. Students Enrolled Overseas in Degree-Seeking Programs was administered from May-July 2011 by IIE, the U.S. partner and Secretariat for Project Atlas®, a global network of over 20 country and research partners collaborating on data collection and research in student mobility. Data on U.S. degree students was received for 13 countries from Project Atlas partners representing four world regions: Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North America. The countries that submitted data include the largest host of U.S. degree-seeking students, the United Kingdom, and a dozen other countries that host 100 or more U.S. degree-seeking students.

According to the report, of the more than 43,000 U.S. students who pursue full degrees abroad, most are enrolled in master’s degree programs (44 percent), followed by students in undergraduate degree programs (39 percent), and students in doctoral degree programs (17 percent). The top fields for degree study by U.S. students abroad are the humanities, social sciences, and business and management. Field preferences vary depending on level of study and host country.

The tens of thousands of students documented in U.S. Students in Overseas Degree Programs are in addition to the number of U.S. students who receive academic credit for study abroad from institutions in the U.S., which is reported and published annually by IIE in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State in the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. This new report offers data that complements Open Doors and helps to complete the picture of outbound postsecondary mobility in the United States. The report also provides an overview of the internationalization strategies employed by the 13 countries that participated in the Project Atlas survey and policy recommendations for the international higher education community.

To download the report, please visit: www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Publications-and-Reports/IIE-Bookstore/US-Students-In-Overseas-Degree-Programs.

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IIE is pleased to announce that the Open Doors 2011: Report on International Educational Exchange books are now available for purchase. Open Doors provides a long-standing, comprehensive statistical analysis of academic mobility between the United States and the nations of the world.

Open Doors features graphic displays, especially data maps, tables, figures, and to-the-point policy-oriented analysis. A complete set of tables in this book is the essential resource for those concerned with the explosive growth in the worldwide movement of students around the globe.

Special features in the 2011 print edition (and not available online) of Open Doors include:

  • Study abroad at HBCUs
  • Attitudes and perceptions of prospective students from Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom
  • Trends on globally mobile students worldwide
  • Analysis of places of origin of international students enrolled in campuses at the top host states and cities

The Open Doors report is published by the Institute of International Education. IIE has conducted an annual statistical survey of international students in the United States since 1919, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s.

IIE members receive one complimentary copy per institution. Standing order customers should receive their copies shortly.

For more information and to purchase a copy, please visit: www.iiebooks.org/propdo201.html. You can also visit the Open Doors website at www.iie.org/opendoors.

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The Institute of International Education selected eighteen U.S. colleges and universities for the 2012 Brazil initiative of IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP). They are participating in a yearlong series of training activities to help each institution implement and sustain partnerships with institutions in Brazil, culminating with a study tour to Brazil in spring 2012 to meet with potential partner campuses.

The visit to Brazil is being organized by IIE and the Fulbright Commission, and the delegation of U.S. educators will travel to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Campinas, and Piracicaba from April 14-21, 2012. The group will visit public and private higher education institutions, and will meet with officials from the Fulbright Commission and other international organizations, and with Brazil’s Ministry of Education, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).

The participating U.S. campuses are: Baruch College, CUNY; Brandeis University; Brookdale Community College; Chatham University; California State University, Fullerton; Daemen College; East Tennessee State University; Illinois State University; Monroe Community College; Monterey Institute of International Studies; Queens College, CUNY; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; Stevens Institute of Technology; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; University of South Florida; University of Toledo; and Washington State University.

The International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP), originally funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), is a major initiative of IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education that seeks to increase the number of international partnerships between higher education institutions in the U.S. and those abroad.

To learn more about the Brazil program, please visit: www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2012/01-13-2012-IAPP-Brazil. For more information on the IAPP Program or to participate in future program, please go to: www.iie.org/iapp or contact iapp@iie.org.

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An article on NBC News’s Behind the Wall blog on China reports on the increasing numbers of Chinese students who are applying for study in the U.S. According to data from Open Doors, "China sends more of its students to America than any other country. During the 2010-11 academic year, 157,588 Chinese students were studying in the U.S.—an increase of 23 percent from the previous year." Chinese undergraduates in particular are fueling the recent growth of applications. For the 2010-11 academic year, 56,976 undergraduates comprised a third of all Chinese students living in the U.S. According to Peggy Blumenthal, the senior counselor to the president at the Institute of International Education, "What you’re seeing is the growth of the middle class of China who can really afford to send their kids to the U.S. The Chinese undergrads are all coming virtually self-funded."

To read the full article, which includes a video news segment entitled "Chinese Students Flock to College in the U.S." about the growing trend among Chinese undergraduate students to go to the United States for college, please visit: http://behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/11/9679479-chinese-applications-to-us-schools-skyrocket.

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An article in University World News takes note of the higher education reforms that have been enacted in Haiti since the earthquake that devastated the country in 2010. In particular, the article focuses on the efforts that U.S. universities from California and New York have made to help rebuild and reform tertiary education in Haiti.

To read the full article, please visit: www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120115000157531.

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An article in Times Higher Education notes that the "number of overseas branch campuses set up by universities has reached 200, with another 37 planned, as activity shifts from the Gulf region to Asia." These numbers are based on a recent report from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education entitled "International Branch Campuses: Data and Development." The report found that British universities are leading the growth of branch campuses, "nearly doubling their number of outposts in the past two years to 25."

To read the full article, please visit: www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/01/12/study-documents-geographic-shift-branch-campuses#ixzz1jkbtCSQZ.

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Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar in Leadership and Ethics
Jepson School of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond, Virginia

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies is accepting applications for the position of Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar in Leadership and Ethics for 2012-13. This program, made possible by a generous gift from the Ukrop family, is designed to give visiting scholars who have extensive international experience the opportunity to develop courses, to design programs, or to conduct research on leadership ethics.

Visiting international scholars may be new Ph.D.’s or experienced scholars who hold a Ph.D. in an academic area related to the study of leadership and ethics. Scholars from newly formed democracies are encouraged to apply. Applicants should explain in a cover letter how their research, teaching, and future plans relate to the scholarship that they would pursue as a visitor at Jepson.

The Visiting International Scholar will be in residence at the University of Richmond for the academic year in order to pursue his or her own advanced research related to leadership and ethics. Successful applicants will receive a research stipend.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, three letters of reference, a one-page research plan, and a writing sample. Additional information about the Jepson School and the University can be found at jepson.richmond.edu. The successful applicant must meet all position requirements at the time of selection.

Applications should be sent electronically to https://www.urjobs.org/. Inquiries may be directed to Nancy Nock, International and Grant-Funded Programs Coordinator, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, nnock@richmond.edu.

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Conferences

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
3:30-5:30pm
Institute of International Education (IIE)
New York City

The Institute of International Education (IIE) will host an event to commemorate the launch of Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education, a new publication that tells of innovation and change across campuses and national boundaries. To attend the event, please contact lepplin@iie.org.

IIE is convening this event on behalf of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, an unprecedented collaboration between seven major U.S. foundations to support African higher education institutions in building capacity and training the next generation of scholars, public servants, and entrepreneurs. The ten-year, $440 million initiative was directly and indirectly responsible for improving conditions for over four million students at 379 African colleges and universities. The foundations are: Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Ford Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Kresge Foundation.

Weaving Success details how the support from the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA) helped to catalyze social and economic development in African higher education. With inspiring tales of success from African professors, university administrators, and students, Weaving Success examines the exceptional steps that African universities have made over the past decade to apply their innovations in ways that benefit their respective societies, and highlights the transformative processes that are shaping the future of African colleges and universities.

Weaving Success is available for download in a variety of electronic formats. For more information and to download the book, please visit: www.iie.org/weavingsuccess.

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Internationalization Audits: Assessing and Improving Institutional Strategies
Brussels, Belgium
March 23, 2012

Internationalization has come a long way in the past three decades, but the business of internationalizing higher education is by no means finished. Internationalization must now improve in quality to serve different institutional aims and objectives, and better reflect the rapidly changing multipolar higher education world order, in which Western universities and colleges continue to play an important but no longer exclusive role.

In reaction to this need, a wide range of "internationalization audits" have been developed in recent years. These instruments are all devoted to the evaluation and the improvement of institutional strategies for internationalization. The aim of this seminar is to present the most important and relevant of these, and to analyze their respective merits and possible downsides. Most of the audit tools presented are based on external review, but some are self-evaluation and self-assessment exercises. While some of them have been developed for use across the globe (or an entire continent), others target the institutions of one single country. Some take a comparative approach, i.e. they engage in mutual benchmarking, while others are strictly non-normative and measure institutions exclusively against their self-set aims and aspirations.

With this seminar, ACA intends to contribute to the enhancement of quality internationalization in Europe and beyond. Participants will be in a position to identify their "ideal" tool for quality improvement from among the instruments available, or to construct their own self-assessment methodology. Once again, ACA has been able to enlist the leading specialists from the field, among them Eva Egron Polak of the International Association of Universities (IAU), Adinda van Gaalen of NUFFIC, Rolf Peter of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), and Will Archer of i-graduate, to name a few.

For more information and to register, please visit: www.aca-secretariat.be/index.php?id=575.

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Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
April 21-22, 2012
Early Bird Registration Rate: January 31, 2012

The Global Health & Innovation Conference will take place at Yale University on April 21-22, 2012. It is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference, with professionals and students from all 50 states and from more than 55 countries. This thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, change-makers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

For more information, including a list of the speakers, please visit: www.uniteforsight.org/conference/. Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch for consideration at: www.uniteforsight.org/conference/social-enterprise-pitch.

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One Globe 2012 Conference
Uniting Knowledge Communities
February 3-4, 2012
Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi, India

Salwan Media in partnership with US India Business Council (USIBC), Knowledge@Wharton, and International Herald Tribune (the global edition of the New York Times) is hosting a conference on education: "One Globe: Uniting Knowledge Communities" in New Delhi on February 3-4, 2012, at the Taj Mahal Hotel.

The conference spans two days, with the first day focused on the macro issues of creating a 21st century knowledge economy and the second day focused on students from India going abroad to study with participation from foreign universities and experts. The conference is focused on what it takes to create a 21st century knowledge economy. It will cover topics like higher education, vocational training, skills development, economic development, gender and education, infrastructure/urbanization, design, technology, technology and innovation, and how the confluence of these multiple areas is essential in creating a 21st century knowledge economy. It will bring together global and local perspectives from think tanks, businesses, government, policy-makers, investors, multilateral institutions, foreign universities, skill development/vocational training organizations, and leading NGO’s to the challenge and opportunity of creating a 21st century knowledge economy.

For more information, including a list of speakers and registration details, please visit: www.salwanmedia.com/one-globe-2012.html.

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Deadlines

March 31–April 2, 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
January 30, 2012: Early Bird Deadline to Register
February 15, 2012: Deadline to Register

The EducationUSA East Asia and Pacific Triennial Conference will bring together over 70 EducationUSA advisers from 25 countries with over 100 representatives from the U.S. higher education community. Participating international admission staff from U.S. colleges and universities will have the opportunity to learn from EducationUSA advisers and Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REACs) on effective strategies to reach and recruit prospective EAP students. The event will also include a U.S. Higher Education Fair for prospective students from Malaysia.

For more information or to register, please visit EducationUSA EAP Triennial, or contact kl2012@educationusa.info.

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Asia-Pacific Association for International Education Annual Conference
April 4-6, 2012
Bangkok, Thailand
February 15, 2012: Deadline to Register for the EducationUSA Pavilion
January 30, 2012: Early Bird Deadline to Register for the Conference

EducationUSA will host the EducationUSA Pavilion to promote U.S. higher education at the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on April 4-6, 2011, in order to bring the U.S. higher education community to the forefront in building institutional partnerships with this important world region. The EducationUSA Pavilion will provide a cost-effective platform for accredited U.S. colleges and universities to showcase their institutions and connect with higher education institutions in East Asia and the Pacific.

For more information or to register, please visit the APAIE-EducationUSA Pavilion website or contact educationusa@iie.org.

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2012

The Chinese Guest Teacher and Trainee Program is designed to help U.S. schools develop Chinese language and culture study programs and to promote international exchange between the United States and China. Made possible through a collaboration between the College Board and Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), the program serves hundreds of K-12 schools and districts and reaches tens of thousands of U.S. students.

The application for K-12 schools to host a Chinese guest teacher or trainee for the 2012-13 school year is now open. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.collegeboard.org/guestteacher.

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Partnerships

An article in University World News by Susan Buck Sutton and Daniel Obst addresses the current dynamism of international academic partnerships. The article is based on their recently published book, Developing Strategic International Partnerships: Models for Initiating and Sustaining Innovative Institutional Linkages, which was published by the Institute of International Education in November. According to the article, "Institutions are rethinking their reasons for pursuing international partnerships and the processes by which they form them. The result is a fascinating, constantly changing landscape of new partnership forms, policies and procedures."

To read the full article, please visit: www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120113202352271. To order a copy of Developing Strategic International Partnerships, please go to: www.iiebooks.org/destinpamofo.html.

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Submission Deadline: April 13, 2012

The British Council is excited to announce the first trilateral strand of the successful UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) with the launch of the new Trilateral Research in Partnership (TRIP) Awards with the United States. Ten awards of up to £50,000 (USD $75,000) in funds will be available to support multidisciplinary research projects between UK, U.S., and Indian higher education institutions.
This new UKIERI strand aims to support the increase of mobility of Ph.D. and postdoctoral students in all three countries, and to develop sustainable institutional links between the institutions.

Funds are available to support projects of up to two years. Proposals are welcome across subject areas, including the humanities, social sciences, science and technology, and multidisciplinary research projects.

All proposals will need to include details of additional contributions from the three institutions involved. Proposals must be supported by UK, U.S., and Indian institutions and endorsed by the respective heads of department or equivalent.

The deadline for online submissions of proposals is April 13, 2012, with the aim to notify successful applications by the end of June 2012. For more information, please contact Alexandra Dimsdale, Head of Press and Communications, at alexandra.dimsdale@britishcouncil.org, or +1 202 588 7837

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Submission Deadline: February 6th, 2012

The Embassy of France to the United States and the FACE Foundation are pleased to announce the fifth call for project proposals of the Partner University Fund (PUF).

PUF promotes innovative collaborations of excellence in research and education between French and American institutions of higher education. The modalities of transatlantic collaboration range from joint research and publications to the development of shared curricula and the establishment of joint and dual degrees. They include various forms of mobility for students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and researchers.

PUF currently supports 55 multifaceted partnerships in all fields of study.

Thanks to private donors, public contributions, and a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, projects in the humanities submitted in this 2012 funding cycle will be eligible for a higher level of financial support. PUF will fund up to 60 percent of the cost of the selected projects, up to $160,000 USD annually, instead of 30 percent and $80,000 USD for projects in all other fields, respectively. Projects must be jointly submitted by at least one American and one French university.

A generous gift from Thomson Reuters also made possible the establishment of a Thomson Reuters sponsored call for projects for partnerships on Cyber-Security. This initiative includes the selection of one partnership in the field of Cyber-Security. This special call for projects follows the regular application forms and guidelines. PUF and Thomson Reuters will fund up to 30 percent of the cost of the selected project, up to $80,000 USD per year.

Project proposals must be submitted by February 6th, 2012.

Funding decisions will be announced in May 2012 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

For more information, please contact: puf.scac@ambafrance-us.org or +1 212 439 1491, and visit the PUF website: www.facecouncil.org/puf.

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