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The eighteen U.S. colleges and universities that the Institute of International Education selected for the 2012 Brazil initiative of IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) will travel to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Campinas, and Piracicaba from April 14-21, 2012. They are participating in a yearlong series of training activities to help each institution implement and sustain partnerships with institutions in Brazil. Their upcoming study tour will allow them to meet with potential partner campuses.

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.

IAPP provides strategic guidance on building effective and sustainable partnerships with the expectation that outcomes will vary from institution to institution. Partnership activities may include joint programs, student exchanges, or faculty linkages for collaborative research and teaching. Each institution has made a commitment to form a campus-wide task force to work on prospective partnerships, conduct an institution-wide inventory of activities pertaining to Brazil, and develop a strategic plan focused on partnership with Brazil. Each school will also work with a mentor from the IAPP Brazil Advisory Board, who can offer high-level input on its partnership strategy.

IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education manages the International Academic Partnership Program, which was established in 2009 with an initial two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The launch of the 2012 IAPP Brazil initiative represents the partnership program’s expansion into a new region. Since 2009, two cohorts of U.S. institutions each have focused on building partnerships with institutions in India, and one on linkages with China. IAPP Brazil will continue to build on the success of previous years, harnessing lessons learned and leveraging IIE’s expertise in international higher education.

For more information on previous and current programs, including participating institutions, see www.iie.org/iapp.

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Theme: "Strategic International Enrollment Management"
Deadline for Submission: June 15th, 2012

IIENetworker, the international education magazine of the Institute of International Education (IIE), invites submissions for publication in its upcoming Fall 2012 issue. The theme of the fall issue of IIENetworker will be: "Strategic International Enrollment Management."

International Enrollment Management (IEM) has increasingly become a crucial component of an institution’s overall internationalization strategy. IEM offers an operational plan that higher education institutions can implement to help recruit, admit, and retain international students. With the continued increase of international student enrollment in the United States and around the world, having an IEM strategy in place is essential.

This issue of the IIENetworker will examine innovative ways that colleges, universities, and other organizations have devised and implemented IEM strategies. Proposed articles should focus on: conceiving, developing, and implementing international enrollment strategies; successful models of IEM in action; holistic approaches to IEM; developing IEM strategies that fit your institution’s culture and mission; external influences on IEM (global trends, student mobility, policy-making on the national and international level, etc.); garnering support for IEM at your institution; strategies for dealing with large growth markets; and the relationship of IEM to comprehensive campus internationalization.

We are particularly interested in presenting a variety of perspectives from around the globe. Submissions from individuals or institutions around the world are strongly encouraged.

Most articles in the magazine will be between 2 and 4 pages (between 1,000 and 1,500 words). Please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to submit an article. The deadline for submission of completed articles is June 15, 2012. The author will be notified as soon as a publication decision is made.

If you are interested in submitting an article for the Fall 2012 issue of IIENetworker, please address all inquiries to:

Editor, IIENetworker
Institute of International Education
Email: lepplin@iie.org
Tel: +1.212.984.5374

For more information on IIENetworker, please visit: www.iie.org/iienetworker.
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From March 25-30, the Institute of International Education's Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education will host a delegation of Finnish higher education leaders for a five-day study tour in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. This tour was organized on behalf of the Fulbright Center in Finland (Finland-U.S. Educational Exchange Commission). The program will focus on alumni relations and institutional giving related to U.S. higher education, and will consist of workshops and site visits to public and private universities in Maryland and Virginia.

The goal of this delegation from Finnish higher education institutions is to exchange best practices in alumni cooperation, fundraising, and donor relations. The group will learn about the American system from expert speakers and through direct observation at private and public universities.

During the week, the Finnish delegation will visit a range of institutions that represents the diversity of U.S. higher education and meet with officials from the University of Maryland, University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the College of William & Mary. The delegation will also meet with representatives of the Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE), Carnegie Mellon University, the John Hopkins University, University of Mary Washington, University of Virginia, and the Embassy of Finland.

Leaders of the Fulbright Center will accompany representatives from Aalto University, Lappeenranta University of Technology, STEPIT/Helsinki Metropolia UAS, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, and University of Oulu.

For more information on IIE’s Center for International Partnerships, please visit: www.iie.org/cip.
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An article by CBS Detroit profiles a joint effort by Michigan universities to fill local jobs with international students, concluding that "fast-paced economic growth in the health care, computer and engineering sectors, coupled with a shortage of domestic students graduating with degrees in the high-demand science, technology, engineering and math fields, has created a significant percentage of jobs in Michigan that employers are unable to fill, threatening further economic growth and their ability to compete." This initiative seeks to retain talented international Michigan university graduates by providing training and resources for both students and employers.

To read the full article, please visit:
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/03/21/colleges-international-students-key-to-michigans-economic-growth/.
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A blog post on the International Higher Education Consulting blog highlights the recent IIE publication, Developing Strategic International Partnerships: Models for Initiating and Sustaining Innovative Institutional Linkages. This book compiles a panorama of mutually beneficial partnership programs from across the globe, and features recommendations, models, and strategies for initiating, managing, and sustaining a range of international linkages.

To read the full post, please visit: http://ihec-djc.blogspot.com/2012/03/new-book-developing-strategic.html. To order a copy of Developing Strategic International Partnerships, please visit: www.iiebooks.org/destinpamofo.html.
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An article in University World News reports on a recently published report through the Institute of International Education’s Center for Academic Mobility Research entitled: Higher Education Classification in the Middle East and North Africa: A Pilot Study. The report was supported by Carnegie Corporation and produced in partnership with the Lebanese Association of Educational Studies in Beirut. According to the report, "the rapid expansion of higher education in the region as new domestic institutions and branch campuses of overseas institutions emerge has underlined the need for a classification system." As Rajika Bhandari, one of the authors of the report, notes: "Having more comparable information such as that provided by our study will lead to a deeper and more transparent understanding of the wide range of institutions in the Arab world and how best to engage with them at a national, regional and global level."

To read the full article, please visit: www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120321165129709. For more information on Higher Education Classification in the Middle East and North Africa and to purchase a copy of the report, please visit: www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Publications-and-Reports/IIE-Bookstore/MENA-Institutional-Classification-Study.
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An article in University World News reports on the challenges that emerging countries often face in creating world-class universities. In particular, the article examines the balance that countries must strike between "extending tertiary participation across more of the population in good institutions, and building the scientific firepower of a small number of outstanding research universities so that they rise in the global rankings."

To read the full article, please visit: www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120320114704953.
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An article in Bloomberg Businessweek reports on the increasing number of undergraduate students in the United States who are traveling to China to gain international work experience through an internship. "In the 2009-10 academic year, the latest for which data is available, 20,000 students received academic credit at U.S. colleges and universities for internships or work abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s 2009-10 Open Doors report." According to the article, internship applications to China have increased 600 percent from 2010 to 2011.

To read the full article, please visit: www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-23/china-the-next-internship-frontier.

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Conferences


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June 27-29, 2012
Washington, D.C.
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: March 30, 2012
Regular Registration Deadline: June 6, 2012

EducationUSA announces the upcoming conference, "EducationUSA Forum 2012." This conference will be hosted at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center from June 27-29, 2012, with the purpose of enhancing the international student recruitment abilities of U.S. international admission and enrollment management professionals. While the focus will be on teaching at the university level, instruction at the primary and secondary level will also be incorporated.

This event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Institute of International Education, will hold workshop sessions presented by EducationUSA experts from around the world, U.S. higher education representatives, and government officials who will offer unique and valuable information. The workshop topics will include the following: promoting your institution in the global marketplace, recruiting strategies tailored to each world region, analyses of trends in international recruitment and retention, discussions about comprehensive internationalization, and advice from U.S. government officials on student visa issues.

This year’s Forum will include new workshops and components, including specialized tracks based on profession, region-specific sessions, extended foreign government scholarship information, and an extended Global Showcase.

For more information, please visit: www.cvent.com/events/educationusa-forum-2012/event-summary-c026490d7d5145469c601239f45535fe.aspx.
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Deadlines
Extended Deadline: May 31, 2012

The deadline to complete the U.S. Study Abroad survey for the upcoming Open Doors Report has been extended to May 31, 2012. The U.S. Study Abroad Survey captures data on U.S. students traveling abroad for academic credit and is part of our annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. 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 international student flows to the U.S. IIE’s research team relies on the efforts of dedicated individuals from each U.S. institution to help keep these statistics as current and accurate as possible.

If you have any questions about the survey, need to update your institution’s contact, or require an extension, please send an email to iieresearch@iie.org or call (212) 984-5348.
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Application Deadline: April 30, 2012

Knowledgeable about doctoral study in the EU? Apply to be a PromoDoc Ambassador!

PromoDoc, a European Union-supported initiative, is seeking 25 Ambassadors to increase awareness of doctoral-level study in Europe. Over a 13-month period, PromoDoc Ambassadors will serve as resources to prospective U.S. and Canadian students, advising students on life in Europe and on selecting, applying for, and enrolling in doctoral programs.

Specifically, PromoDoc seeks applicants who possess:

  • A doctoral degree
  • Deep knowledge of doctoral education in Europe
  • Knowledge of the modern European Union
  • Willingness to serve as a resource to prospective U.S. and Canadian students interested in pursuing doctoral-level study in Europe
  • Enthusiasm and motivation
  • Close links to higher education in the U.S. or Canada, fostering access to U.S. and Canadian students.
  • Willingness to research and help advise students on doctoral program opportunities in the EU.

Applicants can be any nationality, and must be based in the U.S. or Canada from September 2012-October 2013 and available to attend a training session in New York City on September 27th and 28th, 2012 (all lodging and travel expenses will be reimbursed). Ambassadors receive a small honorarium for the services provided.

The application deadline is April 30.

To download the application and for more information about the PromoDoc Ambassadors Network, visit: www.promodoc.eu/ambassadors-network.

With questions, please email ambassadors@promodoc.eu.

PromoDoc is supported by the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union and implemented by Campus France, DAAD, Nuffic, British Council, Eurodoc, and the Institute of International Education. For more information about PromoDoc, please visit www.promodoc.eu.

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Deadline for Submitting Applications: April 19, 2012

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce the Civic Education and Leadership Fellowship opportunity for Iraqi academics in the social sciences. The fellowship provides an opportunity for university teachers and scholars in social science disciplines from across the Middle East and North Africa to engage in four-month residencies at the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in the United States. The program includes both group seminars and individually-tailored projects for each participant. The Civic Education and Leadership Fellowship program, like all U.S. Embassy academic exchange programs, supports the goals of the U.S.–Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement by fostering long-term academic and cultural cooperation between Americans and Iraqis.

The objectives of the Civic Education and Leadership Fellowship program are to:

  • promote democracy and international standards in social science education;
  • develop civil society capacity in the university policy field;
  • enhance the quality of education through improved curriculum development and delivery, increased institutional capacity, and expanded student and faculty engagement;
  • develop critical thinking and analytical capabilities on civic education issues.

The fellowship will cover all international and domestic travel, health insurance, housing in shared apartments, and a moderate living stipend in the United States for all fellows participating in the project. The fellowship will cover the individual only and does not include family members.

Syracuse University will match fellows with faculty members on campus who will serve as mentors and contacts, and develop individual work plans for the three substantive areas of the project: curriculum development, teaching and research skills development, and professional enhancement and networking activities. The project will work with fellows on their individualized work plans before they arrive in the United States so that they can maximize their productivity while at Syracuse University. While in the United States, fellows will also participate in professional networking initiatives to broaden their contacts with individuals and academic institutions in the United States.

More information on the Fellowship and instructions on how to apply for the program are available on the U.S. Embassy website: http://iraq.usembassy.gov/celf12.html.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 19, 2012. Questions can be sent to IraqMEPI@state.gov.

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Partnerships

This announcement is posted through the IIE Global Partnership Service (GPS). The IIE GPS assists higher education institutions around the world with their international partnership strategy and in identifying potential U.S. partners. For more information, visit www.iie.org/gps.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: April 15, 2012

Name of Institution:
Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland (TUAS)
Location: Turku, Finland
Partnership Focus: Student and Faculty Exchanges, Applied Research and Development Programs and Entrepreneurship Programs
Website: www.tuas.fi

Turku University of Applied Sciences, a multidisciplinary university in Finland, is seeking to identify a U.S. partner institution. Emphasizing professional skill development and multidisciplinary applied research, TUAS offers a range of academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in arts and media, the social sciences, business and administration, health care and social services, hospitality management, natural resource studies, and technology, communication, and transport.

With 9,000 students, Turku University of Applied Sciences aims to develop faculty and student exchange programs with a U.S. college or university in the following areas:

  • Applied research and development: seeking partner institutions with applied research programs actively connected to local companies and organizations, as well as interest in potential joint research ventures.
  • Entrepreneurship: seeking programs that promote entrepreneurship with internship opportunities in the local community.

If you are interested in connecting with Turku University, please send your contact information to Morgan Clark at gps@iie.org by April 15th.

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An article in Diverse Magazine reports on the growing number of collaborative efforts being undertaken by U.S. and Indian higher education institutions. One of these efforts that the article highlights is the International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP), an initiative of the Institute of International Education’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education, which seeks to increase international partnerships between higher education institutions.

To read the full article please visit: http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?i=103223.
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IIE welcomes the following new member institutions to the IIENetwork, which connects over 7,000 individuals at more than 1,100 member institutions with a commitment to internationalization. For more information about IIE's membership program, please visit: www.iie.org/IIENetwork.

ALLEX Foundation
Membership contact: Thomas Mason, President

Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India
Membership contact: R.K. Dhawan, Director of International Affairs

California Polytechnic State University
Membership contact: Miriam Rabban, International Education & Programs 

Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Membership contact: Jane Clarke, Associate Director of Study Abroad

Embassy of China, Education Section
Membership contact: Zhang Jin, Second Secretary

EuropUSA, France
Membership contact: Katherine Graffin, Exchange Program Manager

Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan
Membership contact: Chia-Ming Hsueh, Specialist 

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Membership contact: Takeo Suzuki, Executive Director of International Relations 

Wheelock College
Membership contact: Judith Ceven, Senior Executive Administrator

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