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India and the United States announced eight new partnerships as part of the second round of the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative. A University World News article reports that among those partnerships, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to set up community colleges in India. India has announced it will set up 200 community colleges over the next few years. 

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In a recent article in BusinessWeek, reporters Janet Lorin and Tarek El-Tablawy explore "how the recent unrest in Egypt highlights the challenge of colleges and organizations offering study abroad or internship programs, particularly in countries where crises or political unrest can happen suddenly."
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Wondwossen G. Tekelemichael joined IIE’s Ethiopia Office as Country Director last month. Tekelemichael comes to IIE with more than 20 years of senior leadership and management experiences in educational, government and international organizations.

He recently served as Deputy Head of School for Operations & Finance in the International Community School of Addis Ababa, where he was in charge of administration of multicultural work force and managing of multi million dollars budget. 
Tekelemichael also served in the then-Organization of African Unity (now AU), where he was responsible for Peace Fund grants administration and management. Prior to that, he served in the Regional Budget and Fiscal Office of the Embassy of the United States in Addis Ababa, where he was responsible for Program and ICAS budgets administration for posts in Addis Ababa, Asmara and Djibouti.
He graduated with an MSc. in Economics, with honors, from St. Petersburg University of Finance & Economics in Russia. He is one of the founding member of the Imperial Toastmaster Club of Addis Ababa (a communication and leadership club), and a founding member of the Society of Human Resources Management in Ethiopia (SHRME).    

For more information about IIE/Ethiopia, please go to: 
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Inside Higher Ed reports that the EU has proposed an expansion of the Erasmus program. "The Irish Presidency of the European Union announced last week that it had brokered a €16 billion (approximately $20.8 billion) deal for Erasmus +, which for the first time would support international initiatives in education, training, youth and sport under a single umbrella. Under the agreement, more than 4 million people would receive EU grants for education and training opportunities from 2014 to 2020, nearly doubling current numbers."

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November 13 &14 
New Delhi, India

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), in partnership with the Planning  Commission and the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, is organizing the 9th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2013, a two-day Global Conference to be held in New Delhi.

The theme of the conference this year is "Building Networks for Transforming Indian Higher Education." The summit will bring together stakeholders, including key policymakers, academics, media and industry professionals at both national and international levels for deliberations and interactions that leads to knowledge sharing, identification of policy and practice imperatives and action plan for the way forward. 
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Email education@ficci.com with questions
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Registration Deadline: July 12, 2013

You are invited 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 July 12, 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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Application deadline: Sept. 4, 2013

The Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education has launched the North America Strategy for Higher Education Cooperation (2012-2015) to study the importance of collaboration with the U.S. and Canada. 
As part of the North America strategy, the Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) administers funds for increased institutional cooperation, available for partners from Norway, the U.S and Canada to collaborate on joint education activities and increased student mobility. 

The deadline for the current call for applications for Project Funds for North America is September 4, 2013. Norwegian institutions with North American partners can apply for up to USD $25,000 for collaboration activities. 
Find more information about the Project Funds at www.siu.no/northamerica. More information about study in Norway can be found at www.studyinnorway.no.  You can also contact SIU at noram@siu.no
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Upcoming Application Deadline: July 8, 2013

IIE’s Center for International Partnerships has extended the deadline of the application for the 2014 International Academic Partnership Program in India to July 8, 2013. Since 2009, the IAPP India program has experienced much success in partnership building and looks forward to another successful cohort. If your institution is seeking to develop strategic institutional partnerships with higher education institutions in India, please consider applying for IIE's International Academic Partnership Program. For more information, please go www.iie.org/iapp or contact Clare Banks at cbanks@iie.org
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