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The Institute of International Education (IIE) recommends that the next Millennium Development Goals and the Education For All Framework include a focus on increased access to quality higher education for all. We believe that access to tertiary education is integral to the success of individual persons and nations in the 21st century. With increasing global labor market demands for specialized knowledge and the need to address global challenges such as poverty, disease, discrimination against women, and environmental sustainability, higher education will become more important than ever to sustained social and economic development. 
 

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The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce that the new IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators has just been published. The 200-page Handbook includes comprehensive listings and resources for networking and internationalizing your campus. The IIENetwork Handbook is also available in electronic format for IIE members. To access this password-protected, member benefit, please visit: www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Publications-and-Reports/IIE-Bookstore/IIENetwork-Handbook-Educators-2013

The 2013 IIENetwork Handbook is a practical tool for higher education institutions that includes resources on:
  • Study Abroad
  • Internationalizing the Campus
  • Scholarship programs
  • Developing international partnerships
The Handbook also includes comprehensive listings and contact information for:
  • More than 6,000 professionals at over 1,200 higher education institutions who are members of IIE
  • EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinators
  • Fulbright Commissions worldwide
  • IIE domestic and overseas offices
The membership contact at each IIENetwork member institution will receive one complimentary copy of the publication, and all member designees can access the password-protected online version. To order additional copies of the IIENetwork Handbook, please go to: http://iiebooks.org/iihaforined2.html

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Internationalization is a central strategic goal for Finnish higher education institutions. An international evaluation team set up by the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council has published An Evaluation of International Degree Programmes in Finland. It gives an overall picture of the state of matters in Finnish international degree programs and analyze their strengths and weaknesses.  

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The New York Times reports that "to encourage more Japanese youths to study abroad, a plan is in the works to offer scholarships to those taking short-term overseas courses, the Japanese education minister, Hakubun Shimomura, said during a visit to Washington...The grants are part of a larger policy shift, and will be given only to students enrolled at Japanese universities that decide to switch their academic calendars to starting in the autumn, which will match many other countries, instead of starting in the spring, as they traditionally do in Japan."
 
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The Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) Higher Education SIG announces the Annual Awards Call for Nominations that honors publications and individuals whose academic work focuses on international and comparative issues in Higher Education.  Four categories will be honored: 1) Best Article, 2) Best Book, 3) Best Dissertation, and 4) Life-Time Contribution. The Awards Committee makes a particular effort to ensure the creation of a broad slate that speaks to the diversity of the CIES membership in terms of geography, institution, gender, and race/ethnicity.

All CIES members are invited to make nominations. Self-nominations are also welcome. It is expected that nominations are made with the prior approval of the candidate and that nominations should include some background information about why you think that the submission is worthy of receiving an award.  
Please send requests for the nomination form and all nomination packages to Gustavo Gregorutti, Chair HE-SIG Awards Committee at grego@um.edu.mx by July 15, 2013.

Best Articles Nominees should: 
  • Submit an article published from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.  
  • Eligible nominees must be a member of the CIES HE-SIG, however CIES members who are not members of the SIC and non-CIES members will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Articles must be submitted in English. 
  • Articles must be published in a peer-review paper journal that has been recognized by the CER Bibliography. On-line Journals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Nominated articles must focus on international and comparative issues of Higher Education. 
  • Article can be of a conceptual or empirical nature, from any research paradigm that provides a unique contribution to developing scholarship in the field of international and comparative Higher Education, and show originality and rigor.  
Best Book nominees should: 
  • Eligible books are published from January 1, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
  • Eligible nominees must be a member of the CIES HE-SIG.  However, CIES members who are not members of the SIG and non-CIES members will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Books must be submitted in English.
  • Nominated books or edited volumes must focus on international and comparative issues of Higher Education.
  • Books can be of a conceptual or empirical nature, from any research paradigm that provides a unique contribution to developing scholarship in the field of international and comparative Higher Education, and show originality and rigor.
  • The nominee should arrange for the publisher to send copies of the book to each of the committee members.
Best Dissertation nominees should: 
  • Eligible dissertations must be filed from January 1, 2012 to June, 2013 and the student has achieved doctoral candidacy status in either an Ed.D. or Ph.D. program.  
  • Eligible nominees do not have to be a member of CIES, nor enrolled in a CIES doctoral program.  
  • Dissertations must be submitted in English.
  • Nominated dissertations must focus on international and comparative issues of Higher Education.
  • Dissertation can be of a conceptual or empirical nature, from any research paradigm that provides a unique contribution to developing scholarship in the field of international and comparative Higher Education, and show originality and rigor.
  • It is preferred that all nominees who make the final cut submit a paper based on their dissertation for the upcoming CIES national or regional conference. 
  • Nomination can be a) by the student; b) CIES member; c) doctoral committee chair (even if that chair is not a member of CIES). 
  • Dissertations submitted to other CIES award categories are ineligible. 
HESIG LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION nominees must be:
  • Person must be a long-time member of CIES, with a minimum of ten years in a postgraduate capacity. 
  • Person must be a member of the HE SIG. 
  • Person must show evidence of regular presentation on international higher education at CIES regional, national or international meetings.
  • Person must have a history of work in the field of domestic or international higher education that spans a minimum of 20 years.  This can be at any post-secondary institution, NGO, or other position that supports international higher education.
  • Person must have a history of publications and work in the field of international higher education.
Please send requests for the nomination form and then all nomination packages to Gustavo Gregorutti, Chair HE-SIG Awards Committee at grego@um.edu.mx by July 15, 2013.

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Conferences
 
We invite you to join the EducationUSA Pavilion at the 25th Annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference that will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from September 10-13, 2013.
 
EAIE is expecting its biggest conference ever, with over 4,000 higher education professionals from 80 countries and 350 exhibitors. Following successful efforts in previous years, EducationUSA has reserved 40 square meters in 2013.
 
Accredited U.S. colleges and universities as well as study consortia are welcome to join to: 
  • Showcase their institutions and programs at Europe’s largest higher education conference
  • Actively promote U.S. study to the European audience
  • Meet current and potential partners
  • Attend the 20+ networking events at the conference
EducationUSA staff will be present at the pavilion at all times to assist participants in promoting educational opportunities in the United States, and to facilitate meetings.
 
The deadline to register is May 31, 2013 and space is limited. For more information and to register, please visit: www.educationusa.info/conferences/eaie-2013 or contact Nora Nemeth at EducationUSA in Europe at nnemeth@educationusa.info.
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June 20-21, 2013
Madrid, Spain

Today, quality assurance and recognition of joint programs still is a major challenge. The conference "Quality Assurance and Recognition of Joint Programmes: The Art and the Passion" provides higher education institutions, recognition authorities, quality assurance and accreditation agencies, and policy makers with the latest update on the solutions developed by the European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA) in the framework of the JOQAR project. 

The JOQAR project is co-funded by the European Commission and is the acronym of: Joint programmes - Quality Assurance and Recognition of degrees awarded. The Conference will take place on 20 and 21 June 2013 at Círculo de Bellas Artes (CBA), Madrid, Spain.

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Lebanese American University – New York Center (211 East 46th St.)
September 13-14, 2013

The inauguration of the Lebanese American University New York Center is a realization of LAU’s pioneering stance on global education and outreach. On that occasion, LAU will hold a "Global Outreach and Leadership" (GOAL) conference. The conference will consist of an opening ceremony on September 13, followed by a 1 day of panels as follows: 

1. Global Education. 
2. Youth Civic Engagement & International Diplomacy from a MUN perspective.
3. Civic Advocacy and International NGOs.

We invite global education specialists and scholars, study abroad and international exchange experts, Model United Nations advisors and leaders, civic advocacy and international NGOs specialists, practitioners, activists and researchers from universities, cultural centers, think tanks, NGOs and other related associations to take part in the GOAL conference related to the following areas:

I. Global Education panel
Surveys recently conducted by the National Geographic Society and the Asia Society have noted the decline of multicultural awareness. The studies showed that students in most countries lack adequate understanding and knowledge of different cultures around the world, which is why the role of universities in offering globalized education for today's youth has become more crucial. Universities are called upon to better understand the value and necessity of developing global curricula, addressing the students’ needs and knowledge of global political, economic, security, environmental, and cultural issues. 

II. Youth Civic Engagement & International Diplomacy from a MUN perspective panel
This panel constitutes a forum for the exchange of academic and pedagogical experiences about the benefits of Model United Nations programs as a tool of leadership and personal development, which will become a yearly event. In this respect, students explore topics such as peacekeeping, sustainable development, human rights and economics of globalization whereby its educational growing popularity is based on interactive simulations and curricular materials.

III. Civic Advocacy and International NGOs panel 
Civic advocacy in a globalized world tackles the issues that are of common interest to the citizens of all countries such as democratic governance, social justice, human rights, gender equality, environmental sustainability, disarmament and economic development. In this respect, international NGOs, by actively engaging local communities and civil societies, play an important role in creating broad coalitions and societal awareness for the understanding of these issues, their adoption in advocacy agendas and for the devising of local solutions. 

Details on the conference program and guest speakers will be available soon. To register, send an email to goal@lau.edu.lb. Registration is free but space is limited, so please RSVP by June 30, 2013. 

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Deadlines

Application Deadline: May 13, 2013
 
The U.S. Institute for Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support (PEPS) initiative will provide $2,000 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 has been extended to May 13, 2013.  Please feel free to share this announcement with your campus-based colleagues. 
 
For more information or to download the application, please go to www.iie.org/usipsupport or email usipsupport@iie.org.

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Application Deadline: May 31, 2013

Rolex is accepting applications for the 2014 Awards for Enterprise, which are dedicated to young candidates aged between 18 and 30.

The Rolex Awards support pioneering work in five areas: applied technology, cultural heritage, environment, exploration and discovery, and science and health. However, projects may be submitted in almost any area of activity, provided they have the potential to bring benefits for mankind. Projects are assessed based on the feasibility, originality, potential for sustained impact, and, above all, on the candidate’s own spirit of enterprise.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.rolexawards.com/about/apply
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Deadline: June 4, 2013

You 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 U.S. community college that has ongoing collaboration with a non-U.S. 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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October 2-11, 2013
Register by August 1, 2013 for a 15% discount for IIE members

The International Education Fairs of Turkey (IEFT) has announced that the 24th IEFT Fairs will take place throughout Turkey on October 2-11, 2013. These Fairs offer a great way to reach out to more than 20,000 Turkish students.

Rather than deal with shipping and customs costs by printing and sending from your home country, IEFT will print any materials that registrants may need during the fairs. Simply send a .pdf file of the materials and IEFT will print them and deliver them to the appropriate booth. For pricing information, please contact info@ieft.net.

The Fair schedule is below:
October 1, 2013: Izmir Hilton
October 3, 2013: Ankara Sheraton 
October 5-6, 2013: Istanbul Hilton
October 7, 2013: Istanbul (Asian side)
October 9, 2013: Bursa Almira
October 11, 2013 Antalya Divan

For more information and to register, please visit: www.ieft.net

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Second Annual Introduction to Cuban Universities
Application Deadline: Thursday, May 9

The application deadline for the second annual Introduction to Cuban Universities, June 14-24, has been extended to Thursday, May 9. The trip is being organized by the Fund for Reconciliation and Development. To be sure your interest is registered, please respond both to jmcauliff@ffrd.org and Michelle@Holbrooktravel.com

Access the full itinerary here: http://cubapeopletopeople.blogspot.mx/2013/03/second-annual-university-orientation.html. The delegation meets with regional universities in Matanzas, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, and Cienfuegos as well as in the Havana area and with service learning projects. The program is covered by a people to people license so it is open to anyone with a serious interest in fostering educational exchange and collaborative research.

Costs have been reduced so that with at least ten participants the full program is $3300 (including Miami - Havana air fare); for an abbreviated program ending in Santa Clara on June 21, the cost is $3000. For more information, contact: John McAuliff, Executive Director, Fund for Reconciliation and Development Coordinator, Cuba/US People to People Partnership, at jmcauliff@ffrd.org
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Fulbright

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the competition is now open for organizations interested in delivering 2013-14 Fulbright Visiting Scholar enrichment seminars.

During the 2013-14 academic year, up to four enrichment seminars, each focusing on a topic of and hosting up to 75 Fulbright Visiting Scholars, will be held in cities throughout the United States.  We are currently inviting organizations to submit proposals to coordinate and deliver one of these seminars.  The Fulbright Visiting Scholar enrichment seminars are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Previous seminar topics have included:  "Human Rights and the Global Democracy Movement," "Public Health Issues – Global Health," "Social Entrepreneurship: Doing Well by Doing Good," "Valuing Diversity and Resolving Conflict," and a variety of other topics of global importance.  

If you are interested in learning more about the program or how your organization can submit a proposal, please review the Request for Proposal for Visiting Scholar Enrichment Seminars and the Seminar Budget Template.

For additional information, please visit www.cies.org/enrichment, or contact Mary Paschall at mpaschall@iie.org, or 202-686-4004.
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Burma is emerging from years of isolation and international sanctions and thus is experiencing a knowledge gap in many disciplines. Despite increased openness in the country, many challenges remain. 
The Fulbright Program now offers several opportunities for U.S. citizens to engage with Burma. 

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers up to five teaching grants aim to strengthen university programs critical to the development of Burma.  Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Agriculture, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Business Administration, Communications, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, History (non-U.S.), Journalism, Law, Mathematics, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Sociology, Urban Planning.  The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.

The Fulbright Specialist Program, is designed to provide short-term grant opportunities of 2 to 6 weeks for U.S. faculty and professionals to more than 135 countries worldwide.  Project activities engage qualified academics and professionals in Communications and Journalism, Education, Engineering Education, Law, U.S. Studies, and other fields; and focus on strengthening and supporting the needs of higher education institutions in Burma and elsewhere around the world.   

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government's flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.

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Partnerships

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

Membership Contact: Navah Becker, Director, BCI 

Membership Contact: Ashrafun Naeema, International Affairs

Membership Contact: Marie Conceptia Girault, Chairperson

Membership Contact: Christie Hand, Program Coordinator/Registrar

Membership Contact: Dr. Amy McNichols, Director of Global Initiatives 

Membership Contact: Eddie West, Director of International Initiatives 

Membership Contact: Anita Gordy-Watkins, Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Membership Contact: Kendall T. Harris, Dean, College of Engineering

Membership Contact: Lisa Lonie, Office of the President

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Study Abroad

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the publication of the 2013 edition of IIEPassport: The Complete Guide to Study Abroad Programs. You can order a copy of the book at http://iiebooks.org/ii20stabdi1.html

About the IIEPassport Study Abroad Directory 
The IIEPassport study abroad directory has been the industry standard for more than sixty years, helping thousands of students identify and select study abroad programs. 

The 2013 directory includes in one convenient volume both short-term and long-term programs and is divided usefully into four world regions: Asia & Oceania, Africa & the Middle East, the Americas, and Europe. It contains thousands of study abroad program listings offered by U.S. and foreign universities and study abroad providers, along with key information on funding opportunities for study abroad experiences. In addition, the directory features content provided exclusively by the Forum on Education Abroad that includes key tips on how students can have a successful study abroad experience. 

The study abroad designee at each IIENetwork member institution will receive one complimentary copy of the publication. To order additional copies of the IIEPassport Directory, please go to: www.iie.org/en/Research-and-Publications/Publications-and-Reports/IIE-Bookstore/IIEPassport-2013

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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is proud to announce the selection of the Summer 2013 scholarship recipients. The Gilman Scholarship Program received a record number of applications and over 700 outstanding students were offered awards for the Summer 2013 term. Eighty-four selection panelists from various colleges and universities around the nation met at the IIE-Houston office to review and select from more than 2,700 applications under consideration. In total, the Gilman Scholarship Program will award more than 2,800 scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year, the largest annual number of Gilman awards to date. To view a list of the selected Summer 2013 Gilman Scholarship recipients, please visit www.iie.org/gilman.  

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is a congressionally funded program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) through IIE’s office in Houston, Texas. The Gilman Scholarship Program offers U.S. undergraduate, high financial need students grants of up to $5,000 to participate in a study abroad program or international internship for academic credit.  Students studying a critical need language could be eligible to receive a grant of up to $8,000. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not study abroad due to financial constraints.

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