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September 29, 2015, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City | Learn More | Contact

At this year’s International Awards Gala IIE will honor NYU President John Sexton and renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser. This event is IIE’s largest celebration each year and brings together over 400 leaders from the business, philanthropic, diplomatic, and education sectors.

We would deeply appreciate your support and hope you will join us in purchasing tickets or a table in honor of this year’s remarkable honorees and the vital work of the Institute.

IIENetwork members and Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners are eligible for a reduced rate.
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Support IIE and its efforts to advance international education by voting IIE for Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld. Public voting on social media will determine the winner of a 500K grant! Voting closes August 23, 2015.

How can you help?
  • Post a public message on your Twitter or Instagram account, which includes the hashtags #UpgradeYourWorld, #vote and @IIEGlobal. Here is an example of an eligible tweet or Instagram comment: I #Vote for @IIEGlobal #UpgradeYourWorld
  • Log in to your Facebook account and find the post on the Windows page seeking public vote. Post a comment in response to this post which tags IIE and includes the hashtags #UpgradeYourWorld and #vote. If you don’t already, you will need to "like" our IIE Global Facebook page in order to tag us in the post. 
  • Visit www.windows.com/upgradeyourworld and scroll down to the voting section. Fill in "IIEGlobal" where it says "[enter nonprofit’s handle]" and click the buttons to vote on Twitter or Facebook. 
For more information, visit Windows.com/UpgradeYourWorld. Thank you for your support!
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Rajika Bhandari, IIE Deputy Vice President of Research and Evaluation, explains the rapid transformation occurring in many Asian countries in the context of higher education. Recent trends indicate a region on the rise with the potential to reshape the higher education landscape. Yet many challenges remain, which Bhandari argues "will need to be addressed for the 21st century to truly belong to Asia." Bhandari and Alessia Lefébure co-edited Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower? published by IIE and AIFS. 

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A German Rectors' Conference (HRK) survey shows that more than 60 universities in Germany are providing not only financial assistance to refugees but also comprehensive social-integration support. — Times Higher Education

U.S. and Iranian educational institutions are trying to rebuild academic ties severed after the 1979 Iranian revolution. Elizabeth Redden provides an in-depth look at the conditions for cooperation, including risks and potential benefits. — Inside Higher Education

A study commissioned by the European Parliament urges internationalization strategies to expand their focus beyond mobility, economic gain, and reputation to also include a focus on curriculum, of which the benefits are more inclusive. — University World News
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Conferences

November 5–6, 2015, in New York City | Early Registration Deadline: September 1, 2015 | Contact

There's still time to register for the 18th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education, November 5-6, 2015 (pre-conference dinner: November 4, 2015). This event will bring together engineering and language faculty, administrators, exchange organizations, funding agencies, nonprofits, and industry representatives engaged in engineering education initiatives around the world to discuss strategies and share information and best practices for the internationalization of the engineering curriculum. Officials from several government agencies will also be speaking including representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, the Japanese and German Consulates, and UNESCO. Please note that the "early bird" discount extends through August. Beginning September 1st, registrants must pay the full registration fee. The Colloquium will be held at IIE's Headquarters and the DAAD North America Office in New York City.
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May 3–5, 2016, in Cape Town, South Africa | Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2015 | Contact

Going Global, hosted by the British Council, is the largest open forum for world leaders of tertiary education to network, debate international tertiary education issues and challenges, and to discuss creative, collaborative solutions. The conference welcomes leaders and practitioners within the tertiary education sector as well as education ministers, journalists, policy makers, and industry representatives. Going Global 2016 will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. The theme for this year is Building nations, connecting cultures. To contribute your unique perspective on these themes, submit a proposal before the deadline of Wednesday, 30 September, 2015.

You are invited to submit one of the following proposals:
  • Speaker - Propose a response to the Going Global 2016 themes in order to be placed in one of the sessions as a presenter, panelist, or chair/facilitator
  • Poster - Propose a poster to be displayed at the conference to discuss with delegates
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Deadlines

The goal of 100,000 Strong in the Americas, President Obama's signature education initiative in the Western Hemisphere is to increase the number of U.S. students studying in the Western Hemisphere to 100,000 and the number of Western Hemisphere students studying in the United States to 100,000 by 2020. To be eligible to compete in the three 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund competitions below, and to receive information on subsequent rounds, higher education institutions (HEIs) should join the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Network.


Application Deadline: September 30, 2015, 5:00 PM EST
Eligibility: All non-U.S. & Puerto Rican Institutions

Application Deadline: October 2, 2015
Eligibility: Institutions from the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana and Mexico

Application Deadline: October 15, 2015, 5:00 PM EST
Eligibility: SENA Centers & U.S. Community Colleges
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Application Deadline November 1, 2015 | Learn More

The Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas invite U.S. professionals to apply for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Bosch Fellows work as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, Bosch Fellows participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with key figures across Germany and Europe. Fellows are from the fields of business administration, cultural management (e.g., museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning.
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The online applications for 2016 Whitaker International Program awards are now open. Administered by IIE, the Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineering and bioengineering students and post-docs to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.

The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. All students/post-docs/junior faculty who are considering a period of study or research abroad are encouraged to apply. Should you have any questions, please email whitaker@iie.org.
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Application Deadline: November 30, 2015 | Learn More | Contact

The Global Study Awards is an exciting initiative being launched by the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), StudyPortals, and the British Council IELTS. The aim of the Global Study Awards is to encourage students to study abroad by offering them a chance to win $10,000 towards their tuition fees and living expenses. The Global Study Awards will be available to prospective students in all countries worldwide and enable the successful candidate(s) to study abroad, on any chosen undergraduate program at a higher education institution. Round 1 will award a maximum of four students starting their study abroad program in January 2016.
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Study Abroad

October 2, 2015, 7:20–8:30 AM in Washington, DC | Registration Deadline: August 29, 2015

Hosted by the DC Public Schools Global Education office and featuring speakers from the Asia Society and Longview Foundation, join district-level leaders and administrators for a focused brainstorming session to examine the growing field of K-12 global education, the role of study abroad in K-12 global education initiatives, and discuss next steps for developing students’ global competence and a "culture of travel" in local school districts. A key takeaway will be how to create a K-12 environment in which global experiences are the expectation rather than the exception. The session will be held at the Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, under the umbrella of the inaugural IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad.
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