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In an effort to bolster Europe’s position in international higher education, the European Commission has released a new strategy for the internationalization of higher education. The strategy aims to contribute to the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, by helping Member States and higher education institutions develop strategic partnerships that will allow Europe to tackle global challenges more effectively. The report, European Higher Education in the World, promises stronger policy support and financial incentives, and calls on countries to use immigration rules to enhance rather than create obstacles to mobility. Read a report summary in University World News
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Inside Higher Ed reports that international students play a critical role in sustaining quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate programs at U.S. universities, citing a new report from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP). 

Read more at Inside Higher Ed.
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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) releases the 13th edition of Wissenschaft Weltoffen (Facts and Figures on the International Nature of Studies and Research in Germany), which "includes extensive statistical data about international students studying in Germany, trends in international mobility and mobility trends among academics and researchers at German higher education institutions." In 2012, the number of foreign students studying in Germany reached a new peak of 265,292.
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Conferences

Proposal deadline: October 4, 2013

The British Council is pleased to launch their call for proposals for the next Going Global conference taking place from April 29 to May 1, 2014 in Miami. Going Global offers an annual forum for policy makers and practitioners to discuss the current issues facing the international education community. The conference attracts over 1,000 participants from across the further and higher education sectors, governments, national agencies, the media and a variety of other industries not limited to international education. We are especially interested in practical examples of how you have anticipated and responded to the challenges of the conference themes in your own work.

Going Global 2014 explores how innovation systems are formed, structured and driven globally and transnationally. Delegates will consider how talent to drive innovation is developed and how countries meet the challenge of providing sufficient high quality tertiary education to ensure the widespread inclusion and participation of their citizens. The conference will focus on what impact an internationalized higher and tertiary sector can deliver in these twin areas of innovation and inclusion. 
Visit the Going Global Website for more information on proposal submission. 
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Deadline for Proposals: August 15, 2013

AIEA invites the submission of proposals for its 2014 conference at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. The theme of the conference is Universalizing Global Learning in the 21ST-Century Academy. Pre-conference workshops will be held February 16-17. The conference will begin in the afternoon of February 17 and end in the afternoon of February 19.  Session proposals can be in the form of standard proposals (maximum of 3 presenters including chair with at least 30 minutes of discussion time) or discussion roundtables (maximum of 2 facilitators including chair and NO formal presentations). 

Complete proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Committee and notifications will be sent out by early November. You can also find the full information on the AIEA website.
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Deadlines

Submission Deadline: Friday, August 2 

The fall 2013 issue of IIENetworker, IIE’s international education magazine, will focus on the Next Big Thing in International Education.  IIE is conducting a contest for the best cover design for IIENetworker. Administrators, advisors, faculty members and students are welcome to submit pictures, illustrations and other graphic art for our Fall 2013 Cover Contest. The top submissions will be highlighted on the cover and in the pages of this fall’s magazine.  

Submissions must meet the following criteria:   
  • represents international education
  • represents a forward-looking and innovative idea
  • communicate the concept of the "next big thing"
  • be bold and colorful and appropriate for a magazine cover
To enter, log on to IIE’s media port at iiemediaport.org, create a profile, and enter the following registration code: NetworkerCover13!

Then follow the directions to upload your cover art. Submissions must be in image file format (jpeg, tiff, InDesign, PSD, PDF). Submissions must be received by Friday, August 2. 

Winning Selections: The winning selection will be on the cover of the fall 2013 issue of IIENetworker magazine and will receive a $100 gift card. Up to five finalists will be featured inside the magazine and on IIE's website. If you have any questions about the submissions process, please contact Madeline Friedman at mfriedman@iie.org
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Fulbright

The Fulbright Program welcomes applications from U.S. scholars in a wide variety of academic disciplines to teach and/or conduct research at educational institutions and non-profit organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa.  For 2014-2015, there are 82 awards available in 24 countries, including Flex, TEFL, and postdoc/early career opportunities.  To learn more about the Fulbright Scholar Program in Sub-Saharan Africa, click here.  

The 2014-2015core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program application deadline is August 1, 2013. To apply for an award in Sub-Saharan Africa or another region, visit our website.

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

Deadline: November 1, 2013

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the Obama – Singh 21 Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI). Announced by the U.S. and Indian governments, OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501c(3) may submit proposals to support the program’s goals of encouraging mutual understanding, facilitating educational reform, fostering economic development, and engaging civil society through academic cooperation with Indian post-secondary educational institutions. 

Exchange activities may include but are not limited to curriculum design, research collaboration, team teaching, focused series of exchanges, seminars, among other activities. Activities should be designed to develop expertise, advance scholarship and teaching, and promote long-term ties between partner institutions. Proposals in the following fields are eligible: Energy; Climate Change & Environmental Studies; Education & Educational Reform; Public Health; and Sustainable Development & Community Development. 

Full application details can be found at: www.usief.org.in/osi.
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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.

Membership Contact: Ozge Mercanoglu, Administrative Assistant 

Membership Contact: Somil Mehta, Assistant Director of International Student Recruitment 

Membership Contact: Ong Lea Kuan, International & Relationship Marketing 

Membership Contact: Dr. Amiya Bhaumik, CEO

Membership Contact: Swapan Bhattacharya, Director

Membership Contact: Betty Jensen, International Student Services Coordinator 

Membership Contact: Jon Stauff, Director of Center for Global Engagement

Membership Contact: Deb Smith, Office Manager, International Education 
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Scholar Rescue Fund

IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) recently released an executive summary of its latest Activities Report, which contains the highlights of the program’s activities for the period of January-April 2013. The briefing can be found on SRF's website
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The most recent edition of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack’s newsletter highlights two important IIE-Scholar Rescue Fund reports:The Rescue of Science and Learning and Uncounted and Unacknowledged: Syria’s Refugee University Students and Academics in Jordan. IIE-SRF is a member of the Coalition’s steering committee. 
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