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The article, "Higher Education and Different Notions of Development," in the current edition of the IIENetworker magazine examines the interactions between higher education and international development aid. Written by Nico Cloete from the Centre for Higher Education Transformation in South Africa, Peter Maassen from the University of Oslo, and Teboho Moja from New York University, the article is based on the findings of a long-term research project of the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa. "In a world weaved together by a global economy, universities have become major players in supporting sustainable development," the authors write. "The university-as-the-engine-of-development model is driving national, regional and city development approaches." Read the full article here.

The full spring 2013 IIENetworker is available as a free electronic flipbook. Print copies are also available for purchase at www.iiebooks.org/iienmag.html
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Deadline for Submission:  May 6, 2013

IIE invites submissions for a special briefing paper on the value of the American Community College system and how it might be applied to higher education in India. The briefing paper will be published in early summer. 

The briefing paper will examine the growing recognition of the important role that community colleges play in the higher education sector of developing countries. The publication will review innovative initiatives that community colleges have implemented in other countries, with a special focus on any applications or partnerships in India. Articles can include a review of current trends and practices, as well as specific case studies. We are also seeking articles on specific approaches and suggestions for application in India. Articles summarizing how cooperating institution leaders found each other and what factors both U.S. community colleges and Indian institutions should keep in mind when they consider partnership options are also of particular interest. 

Articles should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words. The deadline for submission of completed articles is May 6, 2013. Please contact Madeline Friedman, IIE Publications Manager, at mfriedman@iie.org if you plan to submit an article. 
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Reporter D.D. Guttenplan uses data from the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange to show that Turkey is now the number one European country sending students to the United States. "At one time, France and Germany were popular destinations for Turkish students, but the increasing popularity of English as a second language helps pull students to the United States," Guttenplan writes. Read the full article at the New York Times website. 
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Gilbert Nganga writes in University World News that an academic shortage in the country is worsening as the number of students in the country’s public universities increases. "The number of professors working in Kenya’s seven older public universities has risen by a measly 11 percent over the past three years while student numbers have soared by 56 percent, highlighting the challenge the country faces in matching enrolments with lecturers," he writes. Read the full article at the University World News website.

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Karen MacGregor writes in University World News about the policies and strategies of European countries and universities to attract international students. This is summarized in a new report from the European Commission. One thing the report highlights is the "great interest" in growing ties with emerging economies through their students. Read the full article

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Australia’s International Education Industry – Analysis of Strategic Trends, a report written by the Boston Consulting Group, analyzes the strategic trends that are affecting Australia's international education industry - including the impact of digital education. Read the full report

Bhutan’s National HRD Advisory Series 2012: Towards a Knowledge-Based Society is a report launched by the Department of Human Resources of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. It is the first edition of a new annual publication that will advise the Royal Government of Bhutan and its implementing agencies on emerging priorities for education and training to better respond to national needs. Read the full report

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Conferences

"Investing in the Future: Rebuilding Higher Education in Myanmar"
IIENetwork-EducationUSA 2nd Bi-national Conference Call on Higher Education in Myanmar
April 12, 2013
9:00am to 10:00am EST Teleconference 

Following a successful U.S. higher education delegation to Myanmar in February, the Institute of International Education invites you to participate in the second bi-national conference calls co-hosted by IIE and the EducationUSA advising network. This call will focus on findings from a new IIE report on the current higher education needs in Myanmar, recommendations for academic collaboration, and how all sectors can contribute to rebuilding higher education in Myanmar. 

The call will be moderated by Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of IIE. The distinguished participants will include: 
  • Derek J. Mitchell, U.S. Ambassador to Burma (invited)
  • Meghann Curtis, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Adrienne Nutzmann, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Rangoon
  • U Than Swe, Ambassador of the Union of the Republic of Myanmar in the U.S.
  • Daniel Obst, Deputy Vice President, International Partnerships, Institute of International Education 
  • Chris McCord, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Northern Illinois University
To participate, please register online
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April 23, 2013, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Institute of International Education (IIE) 
809 United Nations Plaza 
New York, NY 

The Institute of International Education invites you to attend a book launch event in celebration of The Raj on the Move: Story of the Dak Bungalow, the recent publication authored by Rajika Bhandari, Deputy Vice President of Research and Evaluation. The event will include a reading by the author and a moderated discussion with Wall Street Journal senior writer Vibhuti Patel, followed by a reception. 


About the Book
Established in the 1840s by the British, dak or post bungalows forever changed the way officers of the Empire and their families travelled across the subcontinent and got to know the real India. With most of the British Raj perpetually on the move, whether on tour or during the summer migration to the hills, dak bungalow travel inspired a brotherhood of sorts for generations of British and Indian officers, who could recount tales of horrid dak bungalow food, a crazed cook, and the time their only companion at the bungalow was a tiger on the loose.

In The Raj on the Move: Story of the Dak Bungalow, Rajika Bhandari weaves together history, architecture, and travel to take us on a fascinating journey of India's British-era dak bungalows and post houses, following, quite literally, in the footsteps of travelers who stayed in these bungalows over the past two centuries. Her search takes her from the early-19th century memoirs and travelogues of British women, to traveling from the original colonial outpost of Madras in the south to the deep interiors of Madhya Pradesh, the heart of British India. Evoking the stories of Rudyard Kipling and Ruskin Bond, and filled with fascinating tidbits and amusing anecdotes, the book unearths local folklore about these remote and mysterious buildings, from the crotchety cooks and their delectable chicken dishes to the resident ghosts that still walk the halls at night.
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April 22-24, 2013
Moscow, Russia

The International Universities Conference will provide informative sessions, innovative discussions and a creative atmosphere of the higher education of Eastern European countries. The aim of the conference is to broaden relations between foreign universities and universities of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries in different spheres e.g. to create long-term collaboration.

For more information, visit the Eastern European University Association website

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Deadlines

Application deadline: June 30, 2013

Educational institutions and suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for funding to undertake applied research projects related to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for a period of one or two years. Proposals are welcomed from researchers and institutions with expertise in language learning and assessment research.
 
The IELTS partners are offering total grant funding of up to AUD $215,000/£130,000 with up to approximately AU$70,000/£45,000 available per project.
 
Research areas include:
  • Test development and validation issues
  • Issues relating to contexts of test use
  • Issues of test impact
For application forms and guidelines visit the grant web page.  
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Deadline: June 4, 2013

IIENetwork members are invited to participate in a brief survey to examine the complex dimensions of the role of community college global counterparts (Colleges of Further Education, Community College, Polytechnic, Technical College and TAFE Technical and Further Education) in the context of national and institutional completion agendas. In particular, this survey will document how community college global counterparts define, track and support information on student completion. 


This research project is being conducted by Rosalind Latiner Raby (California State University, Northridge and California Colleges for International Education (CCIE); Janice Friedel (Iowa State University), Martin Jephcote (Cardiff University School of Social Sciences), Edward Valeau (ELS Group), and Miriam Brown Tyson (Iowa State University).

Please only answer this survey if (a) you work at a non-US community college global counterpart or (b) you work for a US community college that has ongoing collaboration with a non-US community college global counterpart.

Confidentiality is of great importance, and no personal information will be shared or published. This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and feedback will play a vital part in shaping our research and recommendations. Please feel free to forward this survey to others in the field.



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Interested in coordinating an activity related to peacebuilding and international conflict resolution? Apply for support from the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2013

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the launch of the second application cycle of the USIP Public Education for Peacebuilding Support (PEPS) initiative. Through this program, administered by IIE, USIP supports colleges, universities and public libraries in the U.S. and its territorial possessions to enable them to hold events that advance and promote the understanding of peacebuilding and international conflict resolution.

For more information or to download an application, please go www.iie.org/usipsupport.

USIP is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence. By supporting events across the country that cover a wide range of peace and conflict mitigation topics, USIP aims to contribute in a significant way to the national conversation on addressing, preventing, and resolving international conflict.

This initiative will provide $2000 each to 250 U.S. institutions and public libraries. Funding may be used for a variety of activities, including educational or training workshops, lectures, speaker programs, library forums or web-based forums. The activity must address issues of international conflict and its resolution and be held between August and December of 2013. The application deadline is May 3, 2013 and recipients will be announced in July 2013. For more information or to download the application, please go to www.iie.org/usipsupport or email usipsupport@iie.org.
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Fulbright

Application Deadline: October 15, 2013

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange. By supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component, both the U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit.

One of the few Fulbright programs that directly serves institutions, S-I-R gives preference to Minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and small, liberal arts institutions. There are many opportunities for larger institutions to partner with preference organizations. Your institution is invited to learn how S-I-R can help advance its international presence, assist in faculty and curriculum development, and diversify the educational experiences of its students, scholars and surrounding community.  

To learn how to apply to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence and what makes a successful application, please visit: http://www.cies.org/sir/.   

The Fulbright Scholar-in Residence Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.

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"Doing Well by Doing Good"
April 10-13, 2013
Burlington, VT

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in coordination with the Vermont Council on World Affairs, and IIE’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars, will host a Fulbright Enrichment Seminar in Burlington, VT, for approximately 65 Fulbright Visiting Scholars from more than 35 countries.

Vermont has long been recognized as a leader in socially-responsible businesses that embrace a triple bottom line ("people, planet, profit"), and include social and environmental performance in addition to the financial.  Seminar participants will explore the concept of "Social Entrepreneurship: Doing Well by Doing Good," and how a company’s social impact can and should be measured.  Fulbright Visiting Scholars will also donate their time and skills to assist a variety of local organizations through community service projects.

The four-day seminar will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, dinners with local Burlington-area families, and visits to key sites in Vermont.  For more information, visit the Fulbright Scholar Blog

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Partnerships

If your institution is seeking to develop strategic institutional partnerships with higher education institutions in Vietnam, consider applying for IIE's International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP), administered by  IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education.

Following more than three years of success, IAPP will engage a select group of U.S. colleges and universities in strategic planning activities focused on implementing partnerships with higher education institutions in Vietnam. Since 2009, IAPP has engaged more than 70 U.S. higher education institutions in comprehensive, yearlong programs aimed at increasing the number of focused, sustainable partnerships between U.S. higher education institutions and their counterparts abroad. Past participants have utilized the IAPP strategic planning process to initiate long-term partnerships that aim to increased faculty exchanges, diversify study abroad offerings, and stimulate joint research. 

Program Information
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2013 
  • Program Cycle: May 2013-April 2014
  • Study Tour to Vietnam: October/November 2013 
  • Program Cost: IIENetwork Members $11,500/Non-members $13,000 (This includes all in-country costs for one representative from your institution to travel on the IAPP study tour, not including international airfare.) 
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 Vietnam. 
  2. Expert advice and guidance on developing or expanding a strategic plan for partnerships with Vietnam by a member of the IAPP Advisory Board and IIE staff in the United States and abroad. 
  3. A study tour to Vietnam 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 higher education in Vietnam. 
  5. A suite of information resources on the higher education system in the focus country, and IIE publications and policy research reports. 
For more information, or to download the IAPP application, please go to: www.iie.org/iapp. Or contact Clare Banks at +1 (212) 984 5481 or cbanks@iie.org.
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IIE welcomes new member institutions to the IIENetwork, connecting over 7,000 individuals at more than 1,200 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.
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