We had the opportunity to represent IIE and U.S. higher education at the G7 International Higher Education Summit last month in Tokyo. The Summit took place from May 18-19 and was hosted by the Japan Student Services Organization and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
The Summit was attended by representatives from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the European Union, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Korean National Institute for International Education (NIIED), the British Council, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (RIHED), and IIE.
The cardinal rule of real estate (“location, location, location”) just acquired new meaning for me. In the latest issue of Foreign Affairs magazine, there is the usual “sponsored section” paid for by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). There are now more than 60 such schools and programs; the majority are located in the United States. In the section, each school that contributed to the ad got a page to explain why they were relevant and what is distinctive about their faculty.