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June 12, 2012
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The Institute of International Education is pleased to invite IIENetwork members to a special webinar focusing on the Brazil Science Without Borders Undergraduate Program. The webinar will be hosted by Ed Monks, director of the program at IIE. During this session, Monks will speak briefly about the program and address some frequently asked questions posed by U.S. host institutions. There will also be ample opportunity to ask questions.

The program provides scholarships to undergraduate students from Brazil for one year of study at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships will be given primarily to students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Students in the program will return to Brazil to complete their degrees. This program, administered by IIE, is part of the Brazilian government's larger initiative to grant 100,000 scholarships to the best students from Brazil to study abroad at the world’s best universities.

Participation in this special webinar is on a first-come, first-served basis, as IIE can accommodate only the first 100 participants. If you have multiple representatives from your institution who would like to participate, we would ask that you try to coordinate on campus so that you utilize only one webinar space. This session will be recorded and posted on IIE’s website for future reference.

To reserve a space at the Webinar, please visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/958713376.
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An article in Inside Higher Ed reports on new regulations that India’s University Grants Commission has placed on foreign university partnerships. According to these regulations, "in order to be eligible to offer joint degrees or other twinning programs, foreign universities must be listed among the top 500 in the Times Higher Education or Shanghai Jiaotong University world rankings, while Indian universities must have received the highest grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council or the National Board of Accreditation."

Daniel Obst, the deputy vice president for international partnerships at the Institute of International Education as well as the director of the International Academic Partnership Program to India, noted that he understands "the UGC’s interest in assuring the high quality of joint and double degree programs between Indian universities and their counterparts abroad. However, limiting such collaborative degree programs to those institutions that appear in the top 500 listed in the Times Higher Ed or Shanghai Jiaotong rankings would restrict students’ access to programs offered by a wide range of excellent institutions worldwide."

To read the full article, please visit: www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/05/indian-government-sets-rules-dual-degrees-foreign-universities#ixzz1wxAIlZX0.
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A new report by the Joint Steering Group on UK Outward Student Mobility entitled Recommendations to Support UK Outward Student Mobility examines the incentives and obstacles to students studying and working abroad and makes recommendations to ensure that their numbers increase in the future. It notes that obstacles include inflexibility in the curriculum and the lack of recognition students receive for their time abroad. The report recommends making it easier for students to spend time abroad via shorter placements and calls for the experience to be recognized academically so that time abroad counts toward a British degree.

To read the full report, click here
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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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The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is a young institution in the city of Sulaimani, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The American University of Iraq was established in 2006 and has developed rapidly. Enrollment currently exceeds 500, with students drawn from all regions of the country, and AUIS is poised for steady growth in future years. New buildings and facilities have been constructed on a small portion of a new campus of more than 400 acres. AUIS is Iraq’s only private, nonprofit university based on the American model of higher education, with all classes taught in English. For more information on AUIS, please visit www.auis.edu.iq.

Engineering Program Chair
Under the academic guidance of the University of Colorado, AUIS has initiated a general engineering degree program and will soon add degree programs in mechanical and petroleum engineering. These programs are built on the foundation of a well-structured liberal arts core curriculum.

AUIS seeks to appoint an Engineering Program Chair to guide in the development and implementation of the engineering degree programs, including curriculum, faculty, staff, and laboratory facilities. This represents a unique career opportunity for an experienced engineering educator to establish an engineering program "from the ground up" in a secure, developing, and scenic region of Iraq. The successful candidate, who will occupy an endowed chair, will possess excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, and will have the capacity to function successfully in a rapidly developing post-conflict society. AUIS anticipates this position being filled for the 2012-13 academic year.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, current resume, and list of references to the Search Committee Chair. Also, for nominations or enquiries, please contact the Search Committee chair: David E. Clough, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, +1 303.492.6638 or David.Clough@Colorado.edu.

Manager of Lab and Science Resources
AUIS is seeking a Manager of Lab and Science Resources to oversee the development and maintenance of its newly constructed general science laboratories, which will be used for teaching introductory science courses.

Responsibilities include procurement of supplies, continuous review of the laboratory curriculum, design of new laboratory experiments and demonstrations, and day-to-day supervision of labs and scientific resources. A willingness to engage in lab instruction, the grading of laboratory notebooks, and possible course instruction, as needed, is preferred.

AUIS, under the academic guidance of the University of Colorado, has recently initiated a general engineering program and will soon add degree programs in mechanical and petroleum engineering. To this end, depending on qualifications and performance of the successful candidate, the above position may be expanded to include design and supervision of engineering labs.

Applicants should have solid academic credentials and proven experience in managing science laboratories. To apply, please send a letter of interest, current resume, and list of references to recruitment@auis.edu.iq.
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Conferences
November 4-7, 2012
Le Centre Sheraton
1201 Rene-Levesque Blvd W.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Canada’s 46th Annual Conference on International Education will take place in Montreal on November 4-7, 2012, and will address the theme: "A Fine Balance: Harmonizing International Education Policies and Practices." This conference will build on the momentum created by internationalization initiatives by bringing together 600 participants from across Canada and partner countries. Participants at Canada’s International Education Conference will share best practices, debate the most recent developments, and learn about the latest trends and challenges in international education. They will explore new collaborations and research on what it takes to be world leaders in international education.

For more information and to register or submit session proposals, please visit: www.cbie-bcei.ca/2012-conference.
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October 2-5, 2012
Melbourne, Australia
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: June 22, 2012


The Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) 2012 will take place on October 2-5, 2012, in Melbourne, Australia. AIEC 2012 will explore the role that international education, training, and research will play in the 21st century. The emphasis will be on how Australia, and other countries and regions, might work together and in partnership with Asia to help shape this "Asian Century."

The conference will examine the potential for bilateral and multilateral cooperation, focused on the mutual needs of Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, and Africa. It will take the form of a global dialogue and practice-oriented sessions encompassing both strategic policy issues as well as the practical realities on the ground.

For more information, and to register, please visit: www.aiec.idp.com/home.aspx.
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November 14-17, 2012
Shanghai, China
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: August 15


The 2012 CIEE Annual Conference will take place on November 14-17, 2012, in Shanghai, China. This year’s theme is "Global Perspectives: Developing Strategic Initiatives, Educating for a World Economy." The early-bird registration deadline is August 15.

The conference will explore the impact of a rapidly changing global economy on the field of study abroad and how educators and professionals can give students the tools necessary to flourish in it. Participants will discuss:

  • How can we prepare students poised to enter an economy undergoing historic change?
  • What kinds of opportunities are there in international studies for professional education?
  • Can study abroad meet growing student demands for practical experience?
  • Can any student afford not to pursue international education in a globally and economically interdependent world?

For more information and to register, please visit: www.ciee.org/conference.

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Deadlines
The Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars are designed for U.S. higher education administrators who are interested in spending an intensive two-week seminar in one of five countries: India, Japan, South Korea, Germany, or France. Each seminar offers participants an in-depth look at the higher education system, culture, and society of the host country, and provides an invigorating opportunity for networking with international and U.S. colleagues. Participants return to their home institutions empowered with firsthand knowledge, new professional connections, and an enhanced ability to build partnerships, encourage study abroad participation, and support international students.

Please consider applying for one of these unique Fulbright seminars for U.S. higher education administrators. The application deadlines and more information about each program can be found at www.cies.org/IEA.

Dates
India: Application deadline is August 1, 2012. Seminar takes place in March/April 2013.
Japan: Application deadline is November 1, 2012. Seminar takes place in June 2013.
South Korea: Application deadline is November 1, 2012. Seminar takes place in June 2013.
Germany: Application deadline is February 1, 2013. Seminar takes place in October 2013.
France: Application deadline is February 1, 2013. Seminar takes place in October 2013.

Application Instructions
Instructions for completing an IEA application can be found at www.cies.org/IEA/Application.htm.

Contact
Please contact Tanya Janes, Senior Program Officer, at tjanes@iie.org or Anna Valiante, Program Associate, at avaliante@iie.org with any questions about the Fulbright IEA programs. A list of upcoming webinars can be found at www.cies.org/Webinar/.
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Partnerships

Application Deadline: June 15th

IIE’s Center for International Partnerships is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) India cycle. This year’s initiative will engage a group of approximately 10 U.S. higher education institutions in a rigorous yearlong comprehensive strategic planning process for partnering with Indian institutions.

Since 2010, the IAPP India program has helped more than 20 U.S. colleges and university to launch new or expanded collaboration with Indian institutions, including activities such as: executing study abroad programs, exchanging faculty, participating in visiting scholar programs, signing MOUs, establishing permanent India task forces on campus, and organizing joint conferences and symposia.

For more information and to complete the application form, please visit www.iie.org/iapp or contact Clare Banks at cbanks@iie.org.

More about IAPP India

Five Core IAPP Services:

  1. Strategic planning process, including guidelines for assessing on-campus international partnership capacity and developing practical strategic plans for partnership activities in India.
  2. Expert advice and guidance on developing or expanding a strategic plan for partnerships with India by one of the members of the IAPP India Advisory Board and IIE staff in the United States and in India.
  3. A study tour to the focus country that will include visits to select higher education institutions, the U.S. Embassy, EducationUSA Advising Centers, the Fulbright Commission, and other educational exchange organizations. All in-country expenses for one representative from each institution will be covered as part of the program fees. Participants are responsible for covering their international airfare.
  4. A series of training webinars, focused on topics such as implementing strategic partnerships, faculty engagement, developing a consolidated partnership strategy, and Indian higher education.
  5. A suite of information resources on the higher education system in India, key IIE publications, and policy research reports.
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Deadline to Express Interest in Participation: June 18, 2012

IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education will launch two special partnership initiatives to Libya and Burma, most likely in 2013. Similar to the Center’s flagship International Academic Partnership Program, these partnership building programs will engage a small group of U.S. higher education institutions on an accelerated strategic planning process for partnering with Libyan and Burmese institutions. These programs will include a delegation to each focus country.

Interested institutions should submit an Expression of Interest Form or email Clare Banks directly.

Core Components of the Special Partnership Initiative 

  1.  Accelerated strategic planning process, including guidelines for assessing on-campus international partnership capacity and developing practical strategic plans for partnership activities in the focus country.
  2. A study tour to the focus country that will include visits to select higher education institutions, the U.S. Embassy, EducationUSA Advising Centers, Ministry of Education officials, and other educational exchange organizations. All in-country expenses for one representative from each institution will be covered as part of the program fees. Participants are responsible for covering their international airfare.
  3. A series of training webinars, focused on topics such as implementing strategic partnerships, faculty engagement, developing a consolidated partnership strategy, and higher education in the focus country.
  4. A suite of information resources on the higher education system in the focus country, and IIE publications and policy research reports.
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Scholar Rescue Fund
The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) seeks a university partner with an established robust distance education program to assist in the creation of an open access website for the SRF Iraq Project’s Iraq Scholar Lecture Series (ISLS). The project records lectures by fellows of the IIE/SRF Iraq Project in various disciplines, including literature, engineering, and chemistry. The goal of this online database is to provide new education resources to students, faculty, and universities in Iraq and in the diaspora. The ISLS is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of State.

If you would like more information, or are interested in this project, please contact us at SRFIraq@iie.org.
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On May 21, 2012, the Institute of International Education (IIE) held a special lecture at its New York headquarters on "Burma’s Spring" by Dr. Myint Oo, alumnus of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) and the Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) Fellowship Program. Dr. Oo described himself as having been "born from IIE," noting that it was through IIE’s fellowships that he was first able to travel outside of Burma and to experience the benefits of international exchange on both personal and broader societal levels.

Read more about the event here: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/posts/srf-hite-lecture-series-event-burma-s-spring187.php.
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To mark its 10th anniversary this year, IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is featuring the inspiring stories of 10 threatened scholars whose lives and academic work have been saved by the Fund. The third featured scholar is Maimul Ahsan Khan, currently Professor of Law at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. His expertise ranges from human rights to Muslim legal issues and the law and politics of the Middle East, Central and South Asia. Through a SRF fellowship in 2002, Professor Khan joined the faculty of the University of California, Davis, and was co-hosted by the University of California, Berkeley. Since then, he has been able to return to his position in Bangladesh.

Read more about SRF’s third Tenth Anniversary Scholar here: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/posts/maimul-ahsan-khan56.php.
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