Theme: "Higher Education and International Development"
Deadline for Submission: December 14th, 2012
IIENetworker, the international education magazine of the Institute of International Education (IIE), invites submissions for publication in its upcoming Spring 2013 issue. The theme of the fall issue of IIENetworker will be: "Higher Education and International Development."
This issue of the IIENetworker will examine innovative programs, initiatives, and strategies that colleges, universities, and other organizations have devised and implemented in relation to international development. Proposed articles should focus on: strategic planning and institutional capacity building; forming global higher education linkages; leadership training; international research collaboration; access and equality; joint curriculum development; and technological challenges and innovations.
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 1000 and 1500 words).
Please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to submit an article. The deadline for submission of completed articles is December 14, 2012. The author will be notified as soon as a publication decision is made.
If you are interested in submitting an article for the Spring 2012 issue of IIENetworker
, please address all inquiries to Shannon Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
A recent report, Foreign Born Scientists: Mobility Patterns for Sixteen Countries, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, highlights results from the "first systematic study of the mobility of scientists engaged in research in a large number of countries. ... Switzerland has the largest percent of immigrant scientists working in country (56.7); Canada, and Australia trail by nine or more percent; the U.S. and Sweden by approximately eighteen percent. India has the lowest (0.8), followed closely by Italy and Japan. The most likely reason to come to a country for postdoctoral study or work is professional."
A recent article in Nature discusses major trends in scientific mobility. "Science is now a global marketplace, and one in which countries with well-funded and dynamic research systems come out on top. ‘Knowledge generation and research is really a borderless enterprise’, says Rajika Bhandari, who studies the mobility of international students at the Institute for International Education in New York. ‘Academics go where the funding is and where the facilities are.’"
In the most recent post on IIE’s Opening Minds
blog, IIE’s Vice President for Global Scholarship & Learning Programs Mark Lazar writes about the 10-year anniversary of the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program
in Central Europe. "One of the most rewarding aspects of the program has been to bring people together from various countries in Central Europe (Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic and then growing to include Romania)." In 10 years, the program has assisted over 400 students around the region.
The Inter-association Network on Campus Internationalization (INCI) is a group of 12 organizations and higher education associations that are dedicated to campus internationalization and global learning. Members of the Network are: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), American Council on Education (ACE), American International Recruitment Council (AIRC), Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Forum on Education Abroad, Institute of International Education (IIE), NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA), and National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
The INCI portal
is updated regularly and provides an overview of and access to each association’s information and resources in internationalization. Designed for college and university presidents, provosts, academic deans, senior international officers, and interested faculty, the portal contains carefully selected links to resources for those leading Campus Internationalization.
The Campus Internationalization resource categories include: comprehensive internationalization, institutional and cultural change, mission and strategic planning, institutional structures, policies, and funding, faculty and administrator development, curriculum, education abroad, international students and scholars, partnerships and collaboration, community engagement and outreach, assessment and evaluation, conferences, list-servs, and Periodicals.
October 21-25, 2012
193 mid-career professionals from 93 countries working in fields including Communications/Journalism, Education Administration, HIV/Aids Policy and Prevention and Public Policy and Administration among others, will gather for a five-day conference that includes sessions on consensus building to solve global problems, leadership and public service and professional networking. While in Washington, the 2012-13 Humphrey Fellows who are based at 18 U.S. host universities will have the opportunity to hear from program alumni, network with professionals in their fields, visit area high schools, and attend a reception in their honor with diplomats from their home countries hosted by the U.S. Department of State.
Founded in 1978 in honor of the late Senator and Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey, the Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Funding for the program comes from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Fellows engage in graduate-level non-degree study and related professional experiences and are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. The program now has a network of nearly 4,700 alumni in 157 countries around the world working to improve their communities and the lives of those in need.
For more information on the Humphrey Fellowship Program please visit:
November 5-6, 2012
New Delhi, India
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in partnership with the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Planning Commission, Government of India, will organize the 8th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2012 on November 5-6, 2012, at FICCI New Delhi.
The Summit will focus on the critical role of higher education for India’s aspirations to be a major player in the world’s knowledge economy, and the required reforms in the regulatory and policy framework. This Summit will bring together stakeholders at both national and international levels for deliberations and knowledge sharing.
Some of the key speakers for this year’s Summit are Mr Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Union Minister for HRD and Communications & Information Technology, and Dr. Philip G. Altbach, Monan Professor of Higher Education, and Director of the Center for International Higher Education Boston College.
Note to IIE Members in the U.S.:
If you plan on participating in the FICCI Summit, please let us know so that we can help coordinate the U.S. presence at the summit. Please email Morgan Clark, IIE Program Manager, at email@example.com
Thursday, December 6, 201
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
This a one-day conference, organized by the British Council, is designed for senior-level higher education professionals. The buzzword in global higher education for the last ten years has been internationalization, but why not entrepreneurship? What are the opportunity costs of failing to create a culture of entrepreneurship at your university?
As tuition and fees continue to rise and graduate unemployment rates remain high, students and employers are demanding change - but is entrepreneurship-focused curriculum the solution? Can entrepreneurship be taught in the same way across disciplines, and can entrepreneurial thinking save the liberal arts degree? What does success look like for students, employers and society?
International Conference of Academic Institutions (ICAI)
January 9-10, 2013
Sponsored by the Government of Gujarat, the International Conference of Academic Institutions (ICAI) will take place just prior to the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit, from January 9-10, 2013 at the Padit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) Campus in Gandhinagar. ICAI 2013 will provide a platform for the discussion of trends and best practices in the internationalization of higher education, and will bring together leaders from academia, government, and the education industry. The event will also provide a networking opportunity for institutions seeking to develop long-term strategic partnerships in the areas of education process, research, faculty and student exchange, and knowledge exchange and capacity building.
The ICAI agenda will feature sessions on Building Sustainable World Class Institutions, Development of Faculty and Student Excellence, Fostering Industry Institution Interface and Sharing of Expectations, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony.
Previously known as the International Roundtable of Academic Institutions (IRAI), the first IRAI gathering in 2011 saw the participation of 33 delegations from 25 universities in 9 countries and resulted in the signing of 74 MoUs and Letters of Intent for collaborations between Gujarat universities and industries and foreign universities. Over 100 foreign and 80 national universities will be represented at ICAI 2013.
January 25-27, 2013
The Global Issues Network Conference (GIN) was created for university students by university students, with 150 of the best and brightest undergraduates attending from around the world. These delegates will focus on five issues - Energy, Technology, Waste Management, Education and Health - with the aim of creating Sustainable Action Plans that will be presented to the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through the relevant channels.
The three-day conference includes prominent keynote speakers, iPlan projects that will allow delegates to gain a better understanding of the city of Abu Dhabi, and the chance for students to meet and interact with some of their most distinguished peers from universities the world over. The goal of the conference is to find solutions to global issues within the context of the city, one of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Cities of Opportunities 2012.
Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars in Japan and Korea
Deadline: November 1
The Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, are designed for U.S. higher education administrators who are interested in spending an intensive two-week seminar in one of six countries: India, Japan, Korea, Germany, France, or the U.K. 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 first-hand knowledge, new professional connections and an enhanced ability to build partnerships, encourage study abroad participation and support international students.
The next IEA deadline, for the seminars in Japan and Korea, is on November 1. For more information or to apply, visit www.cies.org/IEA
Deadline: November 2
The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by IIE, is interested in hearing from U.S. higher education institutions about their foreign language teaching assistant goals for the 2013-14 academic year.
IIE is requesting institutions complete a quick survey so IIE can gather statistics for the next academic year. With this data, IIE can better communicate with you and program partners abroad about potential placements. Please complete a survey at
About the FLTA Program
The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program enables young educators to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States. FLTAs engage in non-degree studies at accredited post-secondary U.S. educational institutions while assisting in language departments. FLTAs teach language courses, supervise language labs, lead language table discussion; act as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives and much more. To learn more about the Fulbright FLTA Program, please visit: www.flta.fulbrightonline.org/about.html
Application Deadline: November 10, 2012
Maternal mortality is a major threat to women’s lives in developing countries. While maternal health outcomes have improved in some countries over the past few decades, rates of maternal death remain alarmingly high. Every minute, a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth and over 300 million women in poor countries suffer from maternal morbidity. In many very poor countries the majority of mothers do not receive even the most basic health care, and quality care during childbirth - when both the mother and child are most at risk - is often unavailable. To reduce maternal mortality and morbidity over the long-term, emerging public health leaders need to be equipped with the skills, commitment, and vision to respond fully to multiple causes and consequences of this threat.
The Maternal Health Young Champions Program, a partnership between the Institute of International Education and Harvard School of Public Health, offers a unique fellowship to 10 young people who are passionate about improving maternal health in their home country. The Young Champions who are selected will be matched with in-country mentors from selected organizations for a nine-month research or field project internship focusing on a particular area of maternal health. The fellowship includes leadership training and participation in the Global Maternal Health Conference 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania.
Maternal Health Young Champions are students or young graduates in public health or a related field who are committed to improving maternal mortality and morbidity through either research or innovative field work in their home country.
Applications are currently being accepted from candidates from Ethiopia, India, Mexico, and Nigeria who meet the following minimum criteria:
- Bachelor’s or equivalent degree
- 20-35 years of age
- Clearly articulated plans for continued technical experience, research, or study
- Demonstrated career commitment to improvement of maternal health, especially in developing countries
- Interest in academic research or technical service provision in the field (excluding policy advocacy)
- Articulated work/study project goals
This announcement is posted through IIE’ Global Partnership Service (GPS)
Name of Institution: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)
Location: Lima, Peru
Partnership Focus: Student and faculty exchanges
Located in Peru, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL), is a private, globally-oriented university with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in four schools: Administrative Sciences; Humanities; Hospitality Management, Tourism, and Gastronomy; and Engineering and Architecture. USIL has its main campus in Lima, and an International Extension Center in Cusco.
USIL is a pioneer in the Peruvian higher education community, requiring graduates to be proficient in English and have a mandatory study abroad experience. Courses instructed in English are offered in most of the 26 major categories. USIL is also committed to developing international partnerships to foster campus internationalization by hosting American faculty-led student exchange groups and by sending their students to American institutions. More specifically, they would like to explore partnership opportunities within the following disciplines:
- Latin American Studies
- Spanish Language Studies
- Hospitality Management
- Tourism and Culinary Arts
- Social Work
- International Area Studies
- International Business
If you are interested in connecting with Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, please send your contact information to Morgan Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
IIE welcomes new member institutions to the IIENetwork, connecting 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
. All new IIE members will be added to the next edition of the IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators
. This resource includes comprehensive listings and resources for networking and internationalizing your campus is available online for members
. To order copies of the IIENetwork Handbook, please go to: www.iiebooks.org/iienmemdir.html
Membership Contact: Jonathan Lee
, Director of International Services
Membership Contact: Adam Saks
, Director of Custom Programs
Membership Contact: Mary Merva
, Vice President & Dean of Academics
Membership Contact: Lisa Harris
, Associate Director of Student Services
Membership Contact: Nancy Campagna
, Assistant to the VP for Int'l Relations