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Monday, September 23
Cipriani Wall Street, New York City

You are invited to attend IIE’s annual gala benefit dinner celebrating U.S.-Brazil educational exchange on September 23rd in New York City. At the gala, IIE will present the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, with the Henry Kaufman Prize in honor of her vision to establish the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, known in Brazil as Ciência sem Fronteiras, and for her efforts promoting international education as a key driver of progress in her country. Through the program, the Brazilian government will grant 100,000 scholarships to science, technology, engineering and math students from Brazil to study abroad at the world’s leading universities. IIE administers the program in the United States. 

IIE is honoring Praxair, Inc. in recognition of the company’s leading role in the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program and outstanding commitment to education and corporate social responsibility worldwide. Praxair’s Chairman, President & CEO, Steve Angel, will accept the award on behalf of the company. 

Fulbright alumnus Jeffrey Beers will accept IIE’s Fritz Redlich Alumni Award. Since completing his Fulbright Fellowship in Brazil in 1979, he has built a world-renewed design firm with projects in North and South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 

For more information, or to purchase a ticket, please visit www.iie.org/gala

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Deadline: October 18, 2013

The Institute of International Education (IIE) invites you to nominate your program for the 2014 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. IIE created these awards to honor outstanding initiatives in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international exchange partnerships in practice today. 

Read more about the award categories and download the application at: www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/IIENetwork-Membership/Heiskell-Awards.  

If you have any questions about nominating for the Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, please send an e-mail to HeiskellAwards@iie.org.

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Trish Tierney, the Executive Director of IIE’s San Francisco office, writes about her journey in Africa as a college senior and how that has led her to working on the State Department’s TechWomen program, which recently announced an expansion to include 36 women from seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa. "With more than 1850 women applying for 78 TechWomen spots, it’s clear we need to think how we can expand opportunities for women in technology around the world to meet, connect and inspire each other. That is a major priority for our Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives in the coming year, and we hope many of you will join us on that journey," writes Tierney in IIE’s Opening Minds blog. 

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An article in the Daily Beast discusses the "rise of the American University as an exporter". 

"Higher education is small but rapidly growing service export. When a student comes from China to get a master’s degree in engineering at Georgia Tech, or a student from Brazil enrolls in UCLA’s MBA program—the tuition he pays is tabulated as an export. And an expensive one, at that. Despite the high price tag of American degrees, U.S. universities remain remarkably competitive in the global marketplace. For all its problems, the U.S. higher education system—especially the post-graduate education system—is the best in the world."

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Administrators from the University of Queensland in Australia argue a different approach to cross-border university partnerships in an article in University World News. Their "partner engagement framework, has been created to objectively assess the outcomes and impacts of agreements with more than 200 university partners."

"Ultimately we developed 13 indicators for the framework, with these grouped into three broad categories of engagement: learning, staff and research. Indicators include data on student mobility, articulation, joint research programmes, jointly authored publications and funded collaborative research projects."

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September 10-13, 2013

The EAIE Conference in Istanbul is approaching, and once again the Institute of International Education (IIE) will have a booth (#514) and present in sessions and workshops on international partnerships, U.S. higher education, and other major topics. Conference participants are invited to stop by IIE Europe’s booth (no. 514) to meet with IIE staff and learn about IIE’s wide range of programs and activities.

EducationUSA will host the largest ever U.S. Pavilion (booth # 119) featuring representatives from 20 accredited U.S. higher education institutions. EducationUSA will organize a U.S.-Europe Networking Reception at the pavilion on Thursday, September 12th.

IIE Panels at the 2013 EAIE Conference

Title: Building Strategic International Partnerships in Engineering
Time:  Thursday, September 12 from 09:00 to 10:15
This session will focus on the difference between ‘transactional’ and ‘transformational’ partnerships. Speakers from universities around the world including NTU in Singapore, ENSEA in France, and MUAS in Germany will present on designing and sustaining partnership programmes specific to international engineering education. 
Chair: Sabeen Altaf, Institute of International Education (IIE) 
Meng Hwa Er, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Nina Kohr, Hochschule München, Germany
Philippe Marc, ENSEA, France

Title: Trends in US Higher Education: Challenges and Innovations
Time:  Thursday, September 12 from 11:00 to 12:00
Explore trends in internationalisation at U.S. institutions, as well as challenges they are facing and innovations taking place. New competitors and a tight financial environment make sustainability and innovation in internationalization more difficult.  An update on U.S. public policy debates that influence international education will set the stage for the discussion. 
Chair: Marlene Johnson, NAFSA: Association of International Educators 
Linda Tobash, Institute of International Education, University Placement Services
Fanta Aw, American University

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October 22, 2013
Universities UK, Woburn House Conference Centre, London

This conference provides institutions with a unique opportunity to share best practice and examine ways in which shared services can help institutions achieve their Transnational Education (TNE) goals, whilst debating the future shape of UK TNE.

TNE has grown significantly over the past few years, becoming an established part of UK institutions’ internationalisation and recruitment strategies. With around 5,000 TNE courses offered by UK institutions and an estimate that TNE will become the largest mode of international education by 2020, there has still been little debate about a shared approach to promoting UK TNE or the development of shared services for the sector. 

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"Building Networks for Transforming Indian Higher Education: Enabling to Deliver Value"
November 13 & 14, FICCI New Delhi
Early Bird Deadline: September 15

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in partnership with Ministry of Human Resource Development and Planning Commission, Government of India will be organizing the 9th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2013, a two day Global Conference, on November 13 & 14, 2013 at FICCI New Delhi.

The discussions in the Summit will focus on implementation of impending reforms and policies to achieve access, equity and quality in higher education by leveraging global networks of knowledge, skills and innovation. 

For more information about the event, visit: www.ficciweb.info/conf-cell/HESbrochure.pdf. To register online, go to: www.ficci-hes.com/edu-onlineform.html

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Deadline to Apply: November 15

Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities for their disciplines abroad. Launched by the Schlumberger Foundation in 2004, the Faculty for the Future community now stands at 257 women from 62 countries, and grows steadily each year.

The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific disciplines. Grant recipients are therefore selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents, and they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers and inspire other young women.

Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs up to $50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation, and recommendations from supervisors. Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their grant application. Candidates must hold an excellent academic record and illustrate their commitment to teaching and research or using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy. 

For more information, click here. To apply, visit: www.fftf.slb.com/
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Living in a Digital World: Artificial Intelligence and Visual/Multimodal Computing
19 – 25 January 2014
Application deadline: September 29, 2013

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites scientists and administrators from universities and research institutions to apply for a tour that introduces cutting-edge research in the field of computer science in southwest Germany. The tour will cover a range of topics relating to Artificial Intelligence and Visual/Multimodal Computing with a special focus on interdisciplinary research. The call addresses international researchers and administrators with a keen interest in collaborating with German colleagues.

Target Group: Scientists and administrators with strong research background and an interest in international cooperation (PhD/doctorate for at least two years)

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Study Abroad

IIE is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of its new book,  A Student Guide to Study Abroad, which will be officially released on September 16. We encourage you to pre-order now for your upcoming study abroad fairs. 
Written by three leading study abroad experts—international career expert Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, IIE president Allan E. Goodman and AIFS founder Sir Cyril Taylor— and published in partnership with AIFS, A Student Guide to Study Abroad offers advice on the following: 
  • Before you go: Choosing a Program; Figuring Out the Financials; Preparing to Study Abroad 
  • While abroad: Immersing Yourself in the Culture and Personal Growth; Staying Safe and Healthy; Making the Most of Your Time Abroad 
  • When you return: Transitioning Back to Life in the States; Using Study Abroad to Showcase Your Global Growth and Learning 
Packed with practical "how to" information offered in a fun and engaging style, this valuable hands-on resource includes more than 100 easy-to-follow tips and dozens of real-life stories. Each chapter features useful quotes and anecdotes from a diverse collection of students, advisers and professionals from across the country.  

Order online at www.iie.org/studentguide. Bulk order discounts are available, if you would like to give or re-sell copies to your students. 

If you would like to add an inspirational talk or booksigning to your event, co-author Stacie Berdan is available for campus visits to help students understand why study abroad is so important to their future careers, answer questions, and encourage them to plan for and make the most of their study abroad experience. Contact her at stacie@stacieberdan.com

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National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2014
Boren Scholarship: February 5, 2014*

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

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Building Partnerships to Increase Access and Student Success in International Education

Deadline for Submissions: September 30

The 2014 Diversity Abroad Conference will be held on Sunday, March 30 - Tuesday April 1, 2014, at the University of San Diego in San Diego, California, prior to Forum Conference. The program will consist primarily of presentations selected through this open call for proposals. In addition, there will be invited speakers and symposia, panel discussions, round table discussions, and a student poster session. Some of the specific topics will include:

  • Student identity
  • Academic disciplines and programming
  • Partnerships and collaboration
  • Research and data
  • Leadership
  • Funding
  • Innovations and emerging trends
For full information, visit: www.diversitynetwork.org/conference/proposals


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