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Is your campus seeking an academic partner in the United States? Are you wondering how to navigate the U.S. higher education system to find the right institutional partner? IIE’s Global Partnership Service (GPS) offers expertise to higher education institutions around the world seeking academic partnerships in the United States.

GPS utilizes IIE’s 90+ years of experience working with the U.S. higher education community to identify potential partners according to your institution’s specifications. GPS also reaches out to the IIE membership network of over 1,100 institutions to convey your partnership interests and attract high-quality prospective partners. This is also a great opportunity for potential U.S. partners to determine which institutions around the world are seeking partners and to understand what they are looking for in collaborations. GPS is designed to provide strategic guidance for more streamlined relationship-building and management, and ultimately more effective partnerships between institutions in the U.S. and those in other countries.

Standard GPS Package

The Standard Global Partnership Service Package includes the following five services:

  1. IIE Global Partnership Toolkit
    Comprehensive set of materials compiled by IIE outlining strategies for partnership building. Includes case studies, articles, best practices for partnership building, and practical tools, such as MOU templates.
  2. IIE’s Strategic Planning Worksheet
    Self-guided planning document to help determine institutional partnership priorities and strategies.
  3. Strategy Meeting
    Discussion with an IIE GPS staff member on partnership strategies.
  4. Partner Search Announcement
    IIE will send a customized announcement via the IIE.Interactive, a weekly email newsletter reaching IIE’s Membership Network of over 1,100 institutions worldwide, to facilitate your partner search.
  5. Shortlist of Potential Partner Institutions
    IIE’s GPS staff will develop a list of up to eight potential U.S. partner institutions, including contact information, based on stated criteria.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, visit www.iie.org/gps  or email IIE GPS at: gps@iie.org.

More about IIE’s Center for International Partnerships

IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education assists colleges and universities in developing and sustaining institutional partnerships with their counterparts around the world. Many institutions face significant challenges in navigating education systems in other countries, identifying appropriate partners, and developing effective institutional partnership strategies. The Center provides administrators, policy-makers, and practitioners with the resources and connections to develop and sustain partnerships around the world through a number of comprehensive partnership-building programs. These include:

  • The International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP), originally funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), seeks to increase the number of international partnerships between higher education institutions in the U.S. and those abroad. In this yearlong program, institutions participate in a number of training activities focused on implementing and sustaining partnerships with higher education institutions in a focus country. The current IAPP focus countries are India and Brazil. For more information, please visit www.iie.org/iapp.
  • The Center also administers the U.S. Indonesia Partnership Program for Study Abroad Capacity (USIPP) to help advance Indonesian higher education institutions’ capacity to provide high-quality study abroad programs for U.S. undergraduates. This two-year initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, brings together six U.S. institutions with six Indonesian institutions to develop institutional partnerships and to collaborate on building new, innovative study abroad opportunities for U.S. undergraduates in Indonesia.
  • The Center coordinates study tours for a range of leaders at higher education institutions who wish to learn more about U.S. higher education institutions and organizations. Participants include university presidents, chief financial officers, and other administrators. Most notably, CIP collaborates regularly with the German and Finnish Fulbright Commissions, organizing weeklong study tours at a range of institutions and focusing on a wide variety of topics, such as Higher Education Management, Governance and Funding, and Community Engagement.

For more information, please visit: www.iie.org/cip.

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