The United Nations released a report last week on the post-2015 Development Agenda. A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development notes recommendations on the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and includes "five transformational shifts, applicable to both developed and developing countries alike, including a new Global Partnership as the basis for a single, universal post-2015 agenda."
The report addresses "some simple questions: starting with the current MDGs, what to keep, what to amend, and what to add." IIE applauds the members of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel Of Eminent Persons On The Post-2015 Development Agenda for recognizing the "need for the post-2015 agenda to go well beyond the MDG’s focus on primary education."
The report states that: "Scientists and academics can make scientific and technological breakthroughs that will be essential to the post-2015 agenda. Every country that has experienced sustained high growth has done so through absorbing knowledge, technology and ideas from the rest of the world, and adapting them to local conditions. What matters is not just having technology, but understanding how to use it well and locally. This requires universities, technical colleges, public administration schools and well-trained, skilled workers in all countries. This is one example of the need for the post-2015 agenda to go well beyond the MDG’s focus on primary education."
IIE continues to recommend that the next Millennium Development Goals and the Education For All Framework formulate a set of goals and objectives that include a focus on increased access to quality higher education for all.
According to a recent article in University World News, there is a "constant flow of Brazilians going to get their degrees abroad, mostly with fellowships from national agencies. In the early 1990s, Brazilian agencies used to support about 2,000 doctoral students a year abroad. As the number of doctoral programmes in the country increased, the number of doctoral fellowships for study abroad went down, but other kinds of fellowships were introduced. "
"In contrast to India, China and, in Latin America, Mexico and Argentina, Brazil does not suffer from a steady outflow of educated citizens."
An article in The Globe and Mail states that, "while Canada’s international-student population has exploded to 265,377 students at all education levels, student traffic between Canada and the U.S. – in both directions – levelled off years ago. The 76-per-cent spike in foreign students since 2002 has been built by successfully appealing to countries like China and India, setting Canada up to benefit over the coming decades from having university graduates in those economic powerhouses who are familiar with and even fond of Canada. Yet there is also growing recognition that Canada neglects its closest educational neighbours at its peril. Canada remains the U.S.’s primary economic partner, with rising trade totals reaching nearly $617-billion last year. Businesses in both countries say they still value graduates with roots and personal networks on both sides of the border. Nevertheless, the steady stream of students back and forth is beginning to look like a trickle in the Niagara Falls of international exchanges."
Intra-regional Higher Education Cooperation: Making Internationalization and Regionalization Work for Africa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
October 2-4, 2013
Call for Proposals Deadline: July 30, 2013
There is no question that the internationalization of higher education has transformed the higher education landscape in the last three decades. The more globalized and inter-connected world in which we live has stimulated higher education institutions, organizations and national governments to pay more attention to academic relations and opportunities with partners in other countries close by and far away. A more recent development has been an increased focus on higher education collaboration and exchange within a region.
The conference, organized by the African Network for the Internationalization of Education (ANIE), will discuss the new initiatives and impact of recent developments related to quality assurance frameworks, recognition of qualifications, student and scholar mobility, joint academic programs, learning outcomes, academic credit system, regional research networks and centres, among others. A diversity of African higher education actors need to be involved and supported by an explicit political will to support higher education regionalization and its contribution to Africa’s development and its role in the world. The 5th ANIE conference aims to bring academics, policy makers, researchers, analysts, senior education leaders from all over Africa to advance the regionalization and internationalization agendas in Africa.
October 30 - November 1, 2013
Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea
The 9th QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (QS-APPLE) Conference and Exhibition will be held at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, South Korea from October 30 to November 1, 2013.
QS-APPLE is a conference organized by the QS Education Trust, the non-profit arm of the international consulting company QS Quacquarelli Symonds (UK). It offers a great opportunity to connect with Korean university leaders interested in international higher education. For detailed information about this event please visit: www.qsapple.org
Application Deadline: June 23, 2013
The Western Union Foundation is now accepting online applications for the Family Scholarship Program, managed by IIE's Professional Exchange and Community Outreach (PECO) department. The Family Scholarship Program provides two members of an immigrant family, currently living in the United States, with a scholarship to support their education. Scholarships may be used for college tuition, language acquisition classes, technical training and GED classes.
Two family members must submit one application jointly for the program, and they can request up to $5,000 in scholarship funds per family. The Family Scholarship Program is helping immigrant/migrant fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, and brothers and sisters move up the economic development ladder through education.
Nomination Deadline: June 25, 2013
The Qatar Foundation's WISE Learners’ Voice brings the views of students to the issue of rethinking education. The Program builds their communication, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to ensure that decision-makers hear their all-important voice, and that they are prepared to take on leading roles in their field and the education world.
In 2013, 30 outstanding young people aged 18 to 25 will be joining the WISE Learners’ network. The Call for Nominations and Applications will be open until June 25, 2013, 18.00 GMT.
The current Learners’ Voice community consists of 78 Learners who were recruited in 2010, 2011 and 2012. They are from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, and from all around the world. They share a passion for education, and together they represent the unique perspective of the learning community in WISE.
The 2012 Learners, who played an active role in last year’s Summit, are currently taking part in a year-long Executive Education Program that combines online sessions, theoretical lectures, practical workshops and project-based work. They are also making their voice heard at a number of international conferences and will present their work at the 2013 WISE Summit.
Deadline: July 1, 2013
The Institute of International Education is currently preparing the 2014 edition of its annual directory Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professional
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With more than 1,000 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on finding funding for study in the United States. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States. All listings are free of charge and provide an excellent opportunity to publicize your institution's programs.
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September 7 - October 12, 2013
Priority Registration Deadline: July 1, 2013
The Institute of International Education will be hosting its U.S. Higher Education Fairs this fall from September 7, until October 12, 2013, in 14 cities throughout Asia and India.
This Fair series provide a unique opportunity for institutions to expand and widen their presence in Asia, which sends more students to U.S. colleges and universities than any other region in the world. School representatives will interact face to face with thousands of qualified students; expand academic exchanges, by connect with local schools and university officials for additional access to their students; and talk to experts about the education system in the region, scholarships available and other academic opportunities.