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Joint and double degree programs are an increasingly popular approach to internationalizing higher education. A new book, Global Perspectives on International Joint and Double Degree Programs, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), brings together expert insight from 33 authors spanning 6 world regions for the first truly global analysis of collaborative degree programs and what they mean for students and higher education today.

Articles include:
  • Institutional perspectives from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America
  • Essays on student demand, employability of graduates, and quality assurance
  • A conceptual framework for collaborative degree programs
  • Studies of collaborative degree programs in regional policy contexts
  • In-depth case studies of collaborative degree programs

A limited-time package deal includes IIE’s previous publication Joint and Double Degree Programs: An Emerging Model for Transatlantic Exchange for $49.95.
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Christine Farrugia, Senior Research Officer with the Center for Academic Mobility Research at IIE, is to receive the 2014 Harold Josephson Award for outstanding graduate work in international education by The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). The award will be presented at the 2014 AIEA Conference in Washington, DC during the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, February 18. The award recognizes the high-quality research on higher education in the Middle East that Christine has pursued over the past few years as part of her doctoral work in the Department of Educational Administration & Policy Studies (EAPS) at the University at Albany, State University of New York.
 
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A recent article in the ICEF Monitor argues that the rise in intra-region mobility is "one of the most important trends in international student mobility today." Recognizing the value of intra-regional mobility to promote increased trade and cultural links between member states, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is seeking to drive greater integration among the region’s 6,500 higher education institutions.

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A new Foundation Strategy Group (FSG) report explores the innovative ways companies are making education a core component of corporate strategy. The report is based on interviews with more than 50 global business and civil society leaders and highlights how "companies across industries and geographies are creating shared value by filling unmet educational needs, improving student outcomes, and overcoming workforce constraints in ways that bring economic benefits back to the company."

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New data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show a 28-percent increase in Americans pursuing their full undergraduate degrees at British universities over the past 4 years. Additionally, Universities Central Council on Admissions (UCCA) data reveals an 8-percent increase in U.S. applicants for courses starting 2014-15.

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"Globalisation is crucial to Finland, especially in its economic development. As a small country in the north of Europe, Finland’s economy is highly dependent on international trade and the international markets, according to the Prime Minister’s Office," writes Yuzhuo Cai for Helsinki Times. "Unlike other countries, Finland relies on its higher education to attract global talent, whereas the Anglo-Saxon countries tend to enhance globalisation by absorbing foreign workforce to participate in their economic development in addition to the role played by their higher education."

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Conferences

Registration Deadline: February 1, 2014 | Registration and Tour Details

The 2014 EducationUSA South and Central Asia Tour is accepting registrations from representatives of accredited U.S. colleges and universities. The tour will go to Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan (in that order). In each of the stops along the tour, the EducationUSA centers will organize a college fair, arrange for school visits where possible, and conduct a country briefing for tour participants. This will be a cultural experience as well as a recruitment opportunity, so the tour will include sightseeing and an introduction to the culture in each country whenever possible. 

For more information, please email scasiatour@EducationUSA.info.
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April 29–May 1, 2014
Miami Beach Convention Center
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: February 7, 2014
IIE members eligible for a registration discount of £100 by using discount code ‘GG2014IIE’
 
More than one thousand of the world’s leading experts and decision makers in higher and further education are due to come to Miami, USA, for the eighth prestigious Going Global 2014 conference, organized by the British Council. The conference will bring together leaders from governments, education institutions and business from more than seventy countries to explore how innovation systems are formed, structured, and driven globally and transnationally. IIE is a partner organization of Going Global and IIE members can take advantage of a special registration discount. 
 
"Going Global has grown from a biennial event in the UK to an annual event that has been held in education hub cities such as Hong Kong and Dubai," commented Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of IIE. "Holding this signature event in the United States for the first time and in a city that is home to America's largest and most diverse college offers the higher education community the opportunity to engage with academic and policy leaders from around the world to gain a truly global perspective on important innovation and talent development issues that affect us all."
 
For all inquiries about registering for Going Global 2014 please contact gg-registration@icwe.net.
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March 17-20, 2014 | Seoul, Korea
Registration Deadline: February 28, 2014 | Registration and Conference Details

The 2014 Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference will take place in Seoul, Korea from March 17-20. The goal of the EducationUSA Pavilion is to increase the U.S. presence at Asia’s largest international higher education conference, attended by more than 1,300 higher education professionals and over 150 exhibitors. Professional EducationUSA staff will be present at the pavilion at all times to assist you in promoting educational opportunities in the U.S. and to facilitate meetings.
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Fulbright

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014 | Application Information

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program. This third iteration of Fulbright NEXUS is possible through a special partnership between the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S. and Brazil, and the Brazilian Ministry of Education, Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Studies (CAPES). 

The Fulbright NEXUS Program will provide a platform for 20 program participants from countries in the Western Hemisphere to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research. The emphasis will be placed on climate change adaptation strategies and public policy-focused research ventures that examine strategies to cope with climate variability. Dr. Daniel M. Kammen from the University of California, Berkley and Dr. Sergio Pacca from the University of São Paulo will serve as the NEXUS Lead Scholars and provide intellectual leadership to the 2014 NEXUS cohort. 

Participants should be early or mid-career academics, applied researchers and/or professionals with research experience in the public, non-profit, or private sector. Participants should have particular expertise and research experience in one of the five identified research areas:
  • Renewable Energy, including Micro-Grid Innovations
  • Social and Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Measuring Climate Change and its Impact (Metrics and Standards)
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity
  • Climate Change and Food and Water Security
U.S. applicants must demonstrate proficiency in either Portuguese or Spanish. Non-U.S. applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English. 

Webinar: 2014 Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program

January 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST | Register Online

Join IIE/CIES program staff and NEXUS Lead Scholars to learn more about the program and how to submit your credentials. Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now. The Webinars are archived in order for you to review past sessions that you may have missed.
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Partnerships
 
Survey Deadline: February 7, 2014 | Take Survey

The Institute for International Education, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, the Office of the Higher Education Commission in the Thai Ministry of Education and Fulbright, are jointly seeking to provide support to U.S. universities interested in exploring partnerships with Thai universities. Bilateral partnerships of interest include faculty and student exchanges as well as faculty development activities, research collaborations, and consortia. 

We are interested in receiving feedback in order to better facilitate partnership building. Please take a moment to complete our short survey so we may better assist in reaching the goals of your university.
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Study Abroad
 
Application Deadline: February 24, 2014 | Application and Program Details

The U.S. National Commission is currently accepting applications for the Laura Bush Travelling Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended to help fund a proposal designed by a student to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO—using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. 
 
The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens (ages 18-25) enrolled in a college or university who express an interest in international collaboration but have not had many opportunities to travel abroad.
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Scholar Rescue Fund

IIE President Allan Goodman was interviewed for an article in Sciencemag.org that discusses threatened and displaced scholars during the conflict in Syria. "What's different about Syria is that universities were targeted right away, professors were threatened right away," says Goodman comparing conditions in Syria with those of Iraq after the 2003 invasion. The article reports that IIE has "handed out 43 yearlong academic fellowships to displaced Syrians since the current conflict began" and is now appealing for funds to continue this support.

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