Enhancing U.S.-Greece Academic Collaboration through International Academic Partnerships

IIE, in partnership with the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs is excited to announce the launch of the IAPP Greece! Up to twelve U.S. higher education institutions will be selected to participated in an intensive 6-month journey that provides institutions with the knowledge, advice, and face-to-face connections needed to start new partnership activities with a Greek counterpart or enhance existing collaboration. Participation in IAPP Greece includes:

  • Strategic partnership development guidance by IIE’s Center for International Partnerships, the IAPP Advisory Board, and other higher education experts. 
  • Informational webinars related to partnership building, higher education in Greece, and case studies of successful U.S. – Greek partnerships. 
  • Access to publications and other resources from IIE on partnership building.
  • In-country Delegation: Thanks to generous support from the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, all in-country costs will be covered for up to two representatives from selected U.S. institutions. Institutions are responsible for their own roundtrip international flights and the one-time program fee. The delegation is currently scheduled from March 28 – April 3, 2020 and will include site visits in Athens and one or two other cities, a high-level forum with rectors from all Greek universities, and meetings with the major entities in U.S. – Greek higher education collaboration. 

IAPP participating institutions can expect to leave the program with an in-depth understanding of the opportunities for academic collaboration with institutions in Greece, an expanded network of contacts across the Greek higher education landscape, and a thorough understanding of their own institution's partnership building capabilities. IIE and the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs hosted an informational webinar on December 17, 2019, listen to the webinar recording and view the slides.

We are also excited to share the attached presentation on The Greek Higher Education Landscape, prepared by our colleagues at the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

Program Fee: $3,500 for IIE-Members and GSA Commitment Partners; $4,000 for non-members

Applications Open: December 17, 2019

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

Program Duration: 6 months

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Due to significant interest, deadline extensions may be granted. Please contact Sylvia Jons at sjons@iie.org for more information.