The Institute of International Education (IIE) convened the 2012 International Education Summit on the Occasion of the G8, entitled “International Education: A Global Economic Engine.” The Summit brought together 50 high level delegates from 15 countries and the EU in Washington, DC on May 2 and 3.
The delegations involved in this year’s higher education summit represented Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Qatar, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Watch country representatives present on their national priorities
IIE's President and CEO Dr. Allan E. Goodman
“This Summit brought the education policy leaders from countries and regions that host 80% of the world’s 3.4 million globally mobile students to look at how we can best collaborate to meet future needs. The exchange of students and scholars helps foster economic and diplomatic engagement between countries, keeps our universities vibrant and competitive, and prepares the future workforce to meet global challenges”
Opening Session Welcome
Undersecretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education
Play video of Martha Kanter's remarks
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
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U.S. Delegation: Statement of National Priorities
Managing Director of Academic Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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