The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce that the new IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators
has just been published. The 200-page Handbook includes comprehensive listings and resources for networking and internationalizing your campus. The IIENetwork Handbook is also available in electronic format for IIE members.
The 2014 IIENetwork Handbook is a practical tool for higher education institutions that includes resources on:
- IIE Research and Publications
- Study Abroad
- Internationalizing the Campus
- Scholarship Programs
- Developing Strategic International Partnerships
The Handbook also includes comprehensive listings and contact information for:
- More than 7,000 professionals at over 1,300 higher education institutions who are members of IIE
- EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinators
- Fulbright Commissions worldwide
- IIE domestic and overseas offices
The membership contact at each IIENetwork member institution will receive one complimentary copy of the publication, and all member designees can access the password-protected online version. To order additional copies of the IIENetwork Handbook, please go to: iiebooks.org/iihaforined21.html
In his latest blog post, IIE President Allan Goodman writes about his trip to Miami—his hometown—to attend this year’s education summit organized by the British Council. Goodman shares about an accidental visit to his old high school while riding in a taxi on his way to the summit. "My driver pointed it out and said that it was rebuilt just a few years ago," writes Goodman, who then learns that the driver’s sons were also graduates of the school.
In light of recent programs and initiatives designed to facilitate collaboration between U.S. institutions and their counterparts in the "Southern Cone" region, the new edition of International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders explores higher education in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Topics include current trends and priorities, government policies related to internationalization, student and scholar mobility to and from the region, and strategies for U.S. institutions seeking to engage with partners in these countries.
Kris Olds recently posted in Inside Higher Ed a report about the future of the university from an historical perspective, "Universities 2030: Learning from the Past to Anticipate the Future." Co-editor, Adam Nelson, writes about the report, "I convened a group of leading historians from around the world to consider how universities in the past had responded to major periods of change. Specifically, I asked each to write a brief essay identifying a "key moment" in the internationalization of higher education."
While Libya faces a host of immediate challenges to security and development, long-term democratic and economic stability requires reform across a variety of sectors, one of the most important, argues Darren L. Linvill in Inside Higher Ed, is higher education. "Healthy and effective universities are essential for training the scientists, engineers, bureaucrats, entrepreneurs and teachers required if democracy in Libya is to succeed," writes Linvill, who makes several recommendations for higher education reform in Libya.
Sean Coughlan writes for BBC News about the rebranding of Erasmus as Erasmus+. "The youthful idealism is being replaced with something with a harder edge and a more clearly defined strategic purpose," writes Coughlan. "The urgent problem that Erasmus+ will be expected to help tackle is the economic and social damage of having 26 million people unemployed across the European Union, with six million of them young people."
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the International Youth Foundation have released the Global Youth Wellbeing Index. It comprises 40 indicators in six domains, including education and information and communications technology to help policymakers, donors, and youth to move forward with the post-2015 agenda. Education indicators include:
- Public spending on education
- School enrollment secondary
- School enrollment tertiary
- Youth literacy
- School life expectancy, primary to tertiary
- Educational satisfaction
Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education rankings, shares perspectives and ideas from a number of institutions featured in the 100 Under 50. "While the list was conceived as a way to identify the potential stars often crowded out of the traditional global rankings by older, richer, more networked and more prestigious rivals, many of the world’s leading young universities share [the] view that youth need not be a disadvantage in a dynamic higher education scene."
William C. Kirby poses the question of whether Chinese universities are poised for global leadership in the spring 2014 issue of Dædalus published by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. "In higher education, China is building the fastest growing system–in quality as well as in quantity–in the world," writes Kirby, whose chapter explores whether China will measure up to history’s foremost global powers.
June 26–27, 2014 | Washington, DC
This two-day conference will bring together representatives of U.S. universities with higher education officials from the three scholarship programs in Iraq. Day 1 features presentations and discussions; Day 2 includes informal meetings with Iraqi officials. Universities that can offer Conditional Admission for graduate programs will find this event especially useful, but there will be other opportunities to discuss faculty exchanges, collaborative research, and institutional partnerships. Registration fee is $100 per person.
November 6–9, 2014 | Providence, R.I.
This colloquium will showcase new frontiers and trends in international engineering education through plenaries such as:
- New frontiers in the STEM disciplines: engaging Latin America
- President Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative
- New frontiers in global interdisciplinary programs - linking engineering with the sciences, social sciences and beyond
- New trends in assessment
- Keynotes will center around new frontiers in building global competence for engineers, with speakers from the government, higher education, and industry
- Round Table with institutional leadership on internationalization strategies on campus and in different countries
- Alumni panel showcasing success stories of international engineering alums (and featuring winners of prestigious scholarships: Fulbright, DAAD, and Boren)
September, 26–27, 2014 | London
Registration is now open for USA College Day London 2014. In its 37th year, USA College Day is the oldest and largest fair of its kind in Europe. The event, hosted by the US-UK Fulbright Commission, typically attracts 3,500+ visitors and over 150 exhibitors.
College Day provides a cost-effective way to reach thousands of prospective UK students at one time. Tuition and fees tripled at UK universities for 2012–13 and beyond, and interest in studying at U.S. universities is on the rise. The number of students taking admissions tests in the UK has increased by 25 percent in the last three years, and the number of College Day attendees has more than doubled since 2009. With interest in U.S. study at an all-time high, 2014 is a unique time to recruit UK students.
Can’t send a member of your admissions staff? Alumni, current students, and/or faculty currently in the UK may represent your institution if you supply materials and training.
Alternatively, if you are interested in your institution having a presence at this year’s event without attending as an exhibitor, you may wish to consider promotional opportunities, such as placing an advertisement in the event brochure. For more information on these options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
November 19-22, 2014 | Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Breaking Barriers: Cost. Curriculum. Culture.
In our increasingly connected world, international education and the knowledge and skills that come with it are essential to a quality education. So why do only 10% of U.S. students choose to study abroad?
Join the field's experts to explore new ways to:
- Make study abroad more affordable
- Integrate international perspectives into on-campus curriculum
- Communicate the benefits of international education
- Attract more students
This year's highlights:
- Guest speakers including Dr. Allan Goodman, Institute of International Education; Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Michele Norris, NPR
- Engaging workshops, featuring the final Future Leaders Summit of the year focused on cost barriers to study abroad
- Professional development and networking events such as the Annual Reception, taking place this year at Camden Yards
The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in Europe and Eurasia offers diverse opportunities for U.S. faculty, researchers and professionals to reside for an extended period in the region’s 45 participating countries
through educational and cultural exchange. With over 270 award offerings
and close to 400 grants funded annually, Europe and Eurasia is the largest regional program within the Fulbright Scholar Program. Applicants can propose to teach and/or conduct collaborative research at some of the best universities/research institutions in the world. Grantees to Europe and Eurasia contribute to the rapidly changing global landscape of higher education, while at the same time, gain a deep understanding of societies and cultures in the host countries.
While details of awards and programs vary by country, some highlights include:
- Distinguished Chair awards
- Postdoctoral or early-career awards
- Opportunities for Community College faculty and administrators
- Multi-country opportunities
Explore these and other core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities in Europe and Eurasia by visiting the regional pages on 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.
November 21-22, 2014 | New Delhi, India
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 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
In his article in the IIENetworker magazine, author John Hearn takes a critical look at the value of internationalization and university partnerships. While acknowledging certain vital benefits, he points out several "inconvenient truths" including the "challenges of rapid expansion versus quality, rising costs versus limited improvement, and inadequate rote learning versus the development of talent." Hearn discusses these challenges in depth and recommends a stronger and more thoughtful commitment to internationalization.
"Research shows that experience in other countries makes us more flexible, creative, and complex thinkers," writes Annie Murphy Paul for TIME, "and you may be professionally more successful as a result." Paul shares the conclusions of "a growing body of research" on the effect of study- and work-abroad experiences.
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program would like to invite you and your students to participate in our most recent webinar in our Gilman Web Symposium Series for the 2013-2014 academic year, "International Exchange Opportunities in China" on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 1:30pm EST/12:30pm CDT.
This online forum, moderated by Gilman Program staff, will bring together panelists to discuss the importance of China as a study abroad or internship destination for U.S. students and best practices for advising for programs in China. Panelists will include: Conrad Zeutenhorst, Advisor at Education Abroad at the University of Maryland, College Park; Steven Dale, IIE Program Officer for the Confucius China Studies Program; and a Gilman alumna.
Stay tuned to the Gilman Program's Multimedia page at www.iie.org/gilman
to find postings of previous web symposiums 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 (ECA) 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 email@example.com.