The Institute of International Education is joining with the University of York and the Brookings Doha Center on July 17 to convene university and policy leaders to declare a commitment to protect and rebuild higher education caught in the crossfire of armed conflict. The "York Accord" workshop will address the pressing need for creative thinking on how best to respond to the challenges higher education faces in conflict-affected countries and what is the best way to contribute towards recovery and transition. Key participants include Former President of Portugal and laureate of the first UN Nelson Mandela Prize, Jorge Sampaio, Professor Sultan Barakat, Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center, and Dr. Allan Goodman, president of IIE. Other academics from around the world who will take part include Professor Joseph Isaac, President of the African Methodist Episcopal University, Liberia, and Habibullah Habib, the President of Kabul University.
During the University of York graduation ceremony on July 16, Allan Goodman will receive an honorary degree, recognizing his contributions to higher education and his leadership of the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund.
15 months after IIE launched the Generation Study Abroad® initiative, it’s time
to take stock. Are we making progress? Can we achieve our goal of doubling
study abroad by the end of the decade? With nearly 650 commitment partners
pledging tangible actions to increase study abroad participation, IIE’s Daniel
Obst takes a look at what this means for the future of study abroad in the
The Institute of International Education is seeking motivated, qualified international education professionals to provide one year of mentorship to counterparts at universities in Myanmar through the IIE Connecting with the World course. Piloted from 2013-2014, this hybrid distance course provides higher education professionals in Myanmar with training on how to develop and manage an international office. In the 2015 – 2016 cycle, IIE is offering a Level 1 Basic course and Level 2 Intermediate course. Mentors will be paired with one or two course participants from either of the course levels, providing weekly guidance on assignments and other course material.
Communication is mainly performed via e-mail and Skype. Past mentors have been critical to the success of the course by providing helpful guidance to colleagues in Myanmar who have a keen interest in internationalizing their campuses, and acting as a link for fostering closer ties between their home institutions and their mentees’ institutions. Mentorship lasts from October 2015 – October 2016 and is estimated to take approximately 1-2 hours per week.
Interested professionals should complete an application and email it to Charles von Rosenberg (CVonRosenberg@iie.org) by August 7th. To download the application and access more information, please visit the IIE Myanmar Higher Education site.
In alliance with our media partner, Naylor, IIE would like to make IIENetwork members aware of two marketing opportunities in advance of the upcoming IIE Summit
on Generation Study Abroad, taking place on October 1–2, 2015:
- The Official
Guide for the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad. This
is the publication that will be distributed to all attendees at the inaugural
IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad. Promote your program or service
to participants and showcase your commitment to study abroad. Learn more
- IIENetworker Magazine: This is
the Institute's flagship magazine. See a recent issue here. The digital and print versions of each issue
reach more than 8,000 international education professionals around the world.
The upcoming Fall 2015 issue on "The Impact of International
Education" will be distributed at the upcoming IIE Summit on Generation
Study Abroad and will have a special advertising section just for
Commitment Partners. Advertising submissions for the fall issue are due July
31, 2015. Learn more
Should you wish to participate in these marketing opportunities,
please contact Jeff Bunkin at Naylor at email@example.com.
To register for the IIE Summit, visit: www.iie.org/Programs/GSA-Summit/Registration
October 10-11, 205, in Babolsar, Iran
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The organizers of the International Student Conference of
Economics (ISCE) are pleased to invite you, and related researchers and
postgraduate students to participate at the conference. The conference will,
moreover, be a non-profit scientific forum the aim of which is to provide a
platform for academics, practitioners, consultants, scholars, researchers,
policy makers and graduate students, to present their papers and to share their
experiences, offer new ideas and share research results, discuss practical
challenges and reach practical solutions through research work. The conference
will be held on 10th and 11th of October 2015 at the University of Mazandaran,
Babolsar, Iran. The language of the conference will be English.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission of abstracts: July 20, 2015
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All papers and abstracts will be published in refereed conference
proceedings (online). Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in the Iranian Economic Review and International Journal of Business and Development Studies. All participants will receive
participation certificates, and the three best papers will be awarded a prize
at the terminating conference ceremony.
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Institute of International Education is currently preparing the 2016 edition of
its annual directory Funding for United States Study: A
Guide for International Students and Professionals, the print companion to IIE's
online search engine www.fundingusstudy.org.
more than 800 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States
Study is the most comprehensive directory on locating funding for study in
the United States. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships,
and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and
postdoctoral research in the United States. All basic listings are free of
charge and provide an excellent opportunity to publicize your institution's
to Add or Update Scholarship Listings:
institutions whose listings appeared in the previous year's directory, we ask
that you verify and update your listings.
whose listings did not appear in previous years' directories can add scholarships or grants that are available for
offer affordable opportunities to further promote your organization. For
details, see www.fundingusstudy.org/Advertising.asp, or contact Jeff Bunkin at
Naylor, LLC, at 352.333.3342 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The August 3, 2015 deadline for the 2016-2017
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is quickly
approaching! If you are unsure of where to begin when selecting an award from
the Catalog of Awards, you might start by looking at one of the larger programs.
With both named and Distinguished Chair awards and broad All Disciplines opportunities,Austria, Brazil, Canada,India, and Spain have an extraordinary number of options. Join one of our
Advising Webinars for application support and
over 350 Awards in 131 Countries actively targeting early career and postdoctoral
scholars in the current competition. Israel and Brazil host key programs but there are many more to choose from. These awards present an excellent
opportunity for recently minted PhDs to deepen their expertise, to acquire new
skills, to work with additional resources, and to make long-lasting connections
with others in their fields.
consult the application
guidelines as you continue with the application
process and contact the U.S. Program team at email@example.com with any questions.
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.
best-selling, A Student Guide to Study Abroad, is now available in Bookshare,
a site dedicated to providing access to reading materials a library of
materials for those who have difficulty reading traditional print materials. Anyone in the world with a qualifying print disability, such
as visual impairment, physical disability, or severe learning disability, may
join Bookshare. Joining is free for qualified U.S. students and schools. Access through Bookshare.
Print and e-book formats of are
for sale at www.iie.org/publications. Generation Study Abroad
Commitment Partners are eligible to receive a free e-book for distribution
throughout their institution. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.