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Submission Deadline for Article Abstracts: May 9, 2014

The Institute of International Education (IIE) invites you to propose a chapter for its upcoming publication, Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower? The publication is part of a policy book series, Global Education Research Reports, which is published jointly by IIE and the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) Foundation. 

The upcoming volume will critically examine the local and global trends driving higher education policy in Asia and its impact on the local and regional knowledge economies. Many experts view internationalization of higher education in Asia as a means to capitalize on rapid globalization and remain competitive in the global marketplace. In addition, each country faces its own set of challenges, whether it is Japan’s aging population, demand for technological development in China, or capacity shortcomings in developing and post-conflict countries in Southeast Asia. This book will look at the role of higher education in meeting these demands and how innovations in policy are changing the higher education landscape regionally and globally. To be considered for a chapter in the book, we invite you to submit a 250-word abstract by May 9, 2014.

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In his article in IIE’s newly released IIENetworker magazine, author Xiangming Chen explains how globalization can enable universities to generate new learning opportunities by capitalizing on the many knowledge assets of distinct localities abroad. He illustrates this "translocal" model by sharing a recent Urban and Global Studies program at Trinity College, which compared manufacturing industries in Shanghai, China, and East Hartford, CT. "Students developed a concrete understanding of the broad features of globalization, where one company’s global restructuring weaves together vastly different and geographically distant places," writes Chen.

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott presented the New Colombo Plan (NCP) in Japan while on a trade mission to Asia this week NCP is Australia’s new outbound mobility program that will provide 700 study abroad and internship placements across Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Japan. An article in The Pie News reports on the plan and Australia’s efforts to increase study abroad in the Indo-Pacific region.

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World Education Services (WES) has recently published two briefs in World Education News and Reports on the current and future international student mobility trends, with specific attention paid to international student pursuing STEM fields and public health programs.
 
The briefs include information on:

  • Comparative international enrollment trends in STEM fields in the four major English-language destination countries: U.S., UK, Australia and Canada.
  • Primary STEM markets pursuant to international recruitment in the U.S.
  • Current mobility patterns and near-term forecast of international students pursuing public health degrees in the U.S.
  • Actionable strategies to attract best-fit international students to schools or programs of public health.
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"International branch campuses receive a lot of attention for their motivations, successes and failures ... In reality, branch campuses form only a small proportion of the internationalisation activities and models of transnational education engaged in by institutions," writes Dr. Rahul Choudaha in an article in University World News about new trends in online learning.

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Peta Lee reports in University World News on the 4th Global Survey of the International Association of Universities, or IAU. "A survey of more than 1,300 institutions worldwide by the International Association of Universities has identified the biggest institutional risk of internationalisation as being that it primarily benefits wealthier students, and the most significant societal risk as the increasingly commercial nature of higher education," writes Lee.

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Yojana Sharma writes in University World News about a new report by three major international organizations, "Labor Migration, Skills and Student Mobility in Asia." The report shows that Asia is a main driver behind skilled migration growth with most Asian students migrating to United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and Japan. "The migration trend has been accelerated by a skills gap in many advanced countries and global competition for talent, despite general restrictions on immigration in most OECD countries," writes Sharma.

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Conferences

September 16-19, 2014 | Prague, Czech Republic
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2014 | Registration and Conference Details

EducationUSA invites U.S. colleges and universities to participate in the EducationUSA Pavilion to promote U.S. higher education at the 26th Annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference in Prague September 16-19, 2014. More than 4,000 higher education professionals from over 80 countries and 300 exhibitors are expected to participate in Europe's largest international education conference.
 
Join the EducationUSA Pavilion to:
  • Showcase your institution 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
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June 23-25, 2014 | Washington, DC
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2014 | Registration and Forum Details

The EducationUSA Forum is designed for international admission and enrollment management professionals at U.S. colleges and universities and offers practical information and strategies to help you expand your international student recruitment. EducationUSA experts from around the world, U.S. higher education representatives, and government officials will present workshop sessions that will offer unique and valuable information to help you recruit and enroll international students, and engage and connect with EducationUSA.
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Deadlines

The May 1st Deadline to join Generation Study Abroad in time for the next public announcement of partners is quickly approaching. We encourage your institution to make a commitment now and be part of this important initiative. 

To date, more than 200 partners have joined and committed to take specific, measurable actions to expand study abroad opportunities for American students by the end of the decade. Partners so far include 180 campuses, as well as foreign governments and exchange agencies, education associations, and other educational organizations. We are deeply grateful to those who have already joined.

Already, our initial announcement of the launch of the campaign has generated a great deal of awareness about the importance of U.S. student mobility and study abroad. We are working with the commitment partners to publicize their participation, and many campuses have had great success in having their efforts featured in local and national news. Generation Study Abroad was also highlighted in CNN’s feature coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to China where she spoke out about the value of cross-cultural learning.

Please visit Join Generation Study Abroad to see how you can get involved.
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Application Deadline: May 30, 2014 | Application and Fellowship Details
 
The Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship Programme will support individuals in conducting quantitative, evidence-based research on education, particularly in emerging economies, and in linking that research to education policy and practice.
 
The program, named after the former director of the OECD’s Education, Employment, Labor and Social Affairs department, will provide funding for one year, including time spent at OECD headquarters in Paris. Fellows will be expected to produce a publishable research paper or report at the end of their fellowship. Fellows will work in close collaboration with OECD analysts.
 
Fellows will be selected among individuals working at research institutions, government agencies or professional organizations. Candidates with a doctoral degree, who are familiar with quantitative research methods and the use of large-scale surveys, and who have published work in scientific journals are encouraged to apply. Selected fellows will be invited to work at the OECD headquarters in Paris, typically for six months. In exceptional cases, proposals of outstanding originality and promise that do not fully meet the criteria for a fellowship and residency in Paris may be considered for an innovation award.
 
Research proposals will be selected on the basis of their originality, potential and scientific rigor. All policy-relevant topics will be considered, particularly those focusing on equality of opportunity.
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Partnerships

November 21-22, 2014 | New Delhi, India
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2014 | Registration and Knowledgexpo Details

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will host a special capacity-building workshop focusing on implementing and sustaining U.S.-India partnerships. The IIE/CII Workshop on Building Sustainable Global Academic Partnerships’ is open to colleges and universities in the U.S. and India interested in initiating or expanding academic engagement. The two day workshop will include: 
  • Sessions on topics such as models of successful linkages, implementing strategic partnerships, faculty engagement, student and faculty exchange, and developing a consolidated partnership strategy. 
  • Opportunities to identify U.S.-India partnerships and exchange possibilities with counterparts
  • Individual meetings with various higher education stakeholders
  • Access to a range of information resources on the higher education system in India
  • Post-workshop site visits to institutions such as IIM Lucknow (Noida campus), IIM A,IIM Raipur, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, ISB Hyderabad, LSR, Miranda House and some private institutes
For more information, or if your institution is interested in registering for the workshop, please contact Shruti Jain, SJain@iie.org.
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Study Abroad

April 17, 2014, at 2:00 PM EST | Symposium and Registration Details

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program would like to invite you to the seventh webinar in our Gilman Web Symposium Series for the 2013-2014 academic year, "Think Outside the EU! Opportunities in Non-Traditional World Regions."

This online forum, moderated by Gilman Program staff, will bring together panelists to discuss the importance of international experiences in regions and countries critical to U.S. foreign policy interests, such as the Middle East, India, Indonesia, and Russia and the challenges and best practices for developing and advising for programs in non-traditional locations. Panelists will include a Gilman Alumni Ambassador and:
  • Pricilla Stone, Vice Provost for SIT Study Abroad, will discuss the importance of study abroad in non-traditional regions and how SIT has developed interdisciplinary programs in these regions.
  • Erin Polnaszek Boyd, Study Abroad Advisor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be providing an institutional perspective on the challenges in advising for non-traditional regions and what the University of Wisconsin-Madison has done to overcome these challenges to promote study abroad outside of the EU.
Stay tuned to the Gilman Program's Multimedia page at www.iie.org/gilman and future announcements for the scheduled web symposium topics each month.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Gilman Program diversifies the kinds of U.S. undergraduate students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program, please visit the website at www.iie.org/gilman or contact gilmanadvisors@iie.org.
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IIE is seeking article submissions that highlight best practices and explore bold new ideas for doubling the number of U.S. students who study abroad by the end of the decade for its fall edition of the IIENetworker magazine, "What Will It Take to Double Study Abroad?"

Proposed articles should identify and examine ways to break down barriers (perceived and real) hindering students from participating in an international experience, such as obstacles related to cost, curriculum, and culture; share successful strategies and best practices in increasing study abroad; or discuss ideas for improving study abroad experiences for students already taking part. Articles on expanding diversity in race and ethnicity, academic disciplines, and gender are strongly encouraged. We also encourage contributions from professionals outside the strictly higher education structure, including those in K-12, language learning, and the private and government sectors.

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