A new alliance of universities, international organizations, migrants and refugees, local government, and private sector stakeholders convened for the first time on July 23rd to share best practices and forge strong relationships to support displaced students and scholars.
IIE today awarded the 14th annual IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East to three pairs of Jewish Israelis and Muslim Arabs working to advance peace and reduce tensions in the region. This year three separate initiatives were recognized. Roie Ravitsky and Raed Badir won for their Mosaica Religious Peace Initiative. Dor Dayan and Shadi Khatib won for Middle East Peace Players Tamra/Naharia's All-Star team. Harb Amara and Dr. Nava Sonnenschein won for Change Agents: Jewish and Palestinian Professionals.
Overall, 86,786 international students participated in an intensive English program (IEP) in the United States in 2017, according to recently released IIE data. IEP programs in United States are offered by higher education institutions and independent providers, and are one way for international students to initiate their education in the United States.
Displaced students from Afghanistan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Ukraine, and Yemen will be able to find and apply for scholarships, language learning courses, and other post-secondary educational opportunities through the IIE Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (IIE PEER) starting on Monday, May 28.
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, now in its fifth year, has selected 43 African Universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to host 55 African-born scholars to build partnerships between home and host universities and address priority needs at host universities and countries. The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in Nairobi, Kenya, which coordinates the activities of the Advisory Council.
H.E. Erlan Sagadiev, Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, and H.E. Erzhan Kazyhanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States recently joined the Institute of International Education for high level discussions with senior experts from the higher education community and representatives of the U.S. Department of State.
The Institute of International Education was awarded the title of Honorary Member of the Order of Liberty by the President of Portugal, H.E. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and the government of Portugal, in recognition of the institutions’ respective work helping displaced students worldwide access higher education and rescuing scholars at a dinner at the Palácio da Ajuda in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 5.
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the inaugural list of U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2016-2017.
Sixteen outstanding scholars from Arctic Council nations will engage in collaborative, multi-disciplinary research over the next 18 months through the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Arctic Initiative to advance Arctic nations’ shared interest in building resilient communities and sustainable economies.
IIE today announced the publication of a new white paper examining the link between employability and study abroad. Produced in conjunction with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Foundation, the paper shows that in this globalized era, study abroad has become one of the most powerful ways to demonstrate to employers that graduates have in-demand skills for the contemporary workplace.
At a ceremony at its New York City headquarters today, the Institute of International Education (IIE) presented Canada with an award for its leading role in the effort to save scholars from targeted persecution and conflict. Canada has worked with IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund to host 22 scholars at 12 institutions of higher education across the country to date.
Qualcomm will welcome award recipients of the 2018 Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech®) Qualcomm Global Scholars Program at its global offices in Seoul and Taipei on March 8 and March 12 respectively. Award recipients will meet with their Qualcomm mentors, who they will work with for the six months of the mentorship program. IIE’s WeTech initiative supports corporate partners interested in advancing educational and professional opportunities for women and girls on a global scale.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is seeking photos and stories that show the impact of the international exchange, scholarship, training, internships and other programs that it manages. The first prize winner will receive a $300 gift card, the second prize winner will receive a $200 gift card, and the third prize winner will receive a $100 gift card. Photo and story submissions will be featured on our websites, marketing materials and social media.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) led a delegation of U.S. institutions to the biannual Congreso Universidad Cuban International Education Conference in Havana, Cuba from February 11 to 17.
The U.S. Department of State has announced the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Students (primarily recent graduates) and Fulbright U.S. Scholars (faculty, researchers and administrators) for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has selected 48 award recipients of the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech®) Qualcomm Global Scholars Program. The awardees are all female students pursuing engineering, computer science, information and communication technology (ICT), or other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related field at eligible universities in India, South Korea, and Taiwan.
IIE presents the annual Andrew Heiskell Awards to recognize and honor the most outstanding international higher education initiatives that are being conducted by universities and colleges among more than 1,300 member institutions in the IIENetwork. The backgrounder provides an overview of the programs who received awards and honorable mentions. You can see full profiles of this year’s winning initiatives and all 140 programs that have been recognized since the awards’ inception 2002 on IIE’s Best Practices Resource.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) announced the 2018 winners of the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. The awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalizing the campus, study abroad, and international partnership programs.
IIE announced the first round of Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants today. The funds will be disbursed to 50 U.S. students to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad in 2018.
IIE presented its 2017 IIE Europe Award for Excellence in International Education to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the Fulbright Foundation in Greece for their outstanding support for IIE’s Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program. The award was created in 2011 to recognize an individual or organization for furthering the mission of IIE and impacting higher education in Europe.
Schwarzman Scholars, the Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its third class. 142 Schwarzman Scholars were selected from over 4,000 applicants and were identified in partnership with IIE.
Leaders, Contexts, and Complexities is the third report in a landmark 10-year study of the fellowships program. Drawing on discussions with 268 IFP alumni and other stakeholders, the report goes beneath the surface of conventional evaluation to reveal how political, economic, and social obstacles can limit opportunities to their ability to further social change.
According to the 2017 Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange data released today by IIE and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the number of international students in the United States increased by three percent over the prior year, and the number of American students studying abroad increased by four percent from the prior year.
Open Doors is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities. The research is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Under the Stevens Initiative, IIE’s Harnessing Innovation through Virtual Exchange (HIVE) program will use virtual exchange technology to form peer-to-peer relationships between university students in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, the West Bank, and the United States who are enrolled in a diverse range of courses focused on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM).
On October 22-26, an IIE delegation went to Sudan to explore the potential for partnerships between U.S. and Sudanese higher education institutions at a critical point in the bilateral relationship when Sudan is opening up due to the recent lifting of longstanding sanctions.
The Institute of International Education has announced a new Fellowship in honor and memory of the life and public service of international development pioneer Martin Kriesberg, to fund graduate education to help U.S. Fulbright alumni to build their skills to enter and succeed in public service careers.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is issuing a call to U.S. campuses to nominate for emergency support up to 5 enrolled degree-seeking students who are citizens of Caribbean nations facing major financial difficulty as a result of the recent devastating hurricanes.
At the Institute of International Education's Gala on October 16 at The Pierre in New York City, more than 300 business, education, government, foundation and policy leaders joined IIE to recognize Santander US for its role in providing educational opportunities to students with financial need, and to pay tribute to Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, for his lifelong commitment to philanthropy and education.
Universities in Africa and African-born academics in the United States and Canada can now apply for funding to take part in joint projects as part of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
The study shows that studying abroad for longer periods of time has a high impact on subsequent job offers and career advancement as well as the development of foreign language and communication skills.
IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international partnership programs in practice today. Apply by October 13, 2017.
Jonathan Lembright, Head of IIE's Southeast Asia Office, and IIE Director Jessica Loh published an article in the Handbook on Internationalisation of Higher Education on the role of higher education in fostering civic values and global citizens.
New research shows that the number of international students who come to the United States for high school has more than tripled between 2004 and 2016 to nearly 82,000. California, New York and Texas are the top host states.
This summer, thirty Greek- and Cypriot-born scholars hailing from a cross-section of twenty-eight prominent United States and Canadian universities are traveling to Greece to conduct academic projects with their peers at Greek universities as part of the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program.
With less than 4% of Ethiopian girls staying in school through 11th grade and even fewer going on to higher education, there is a serious gender gap in Ethiopia. Two new reports from IIE suggest highly effective ways to change this trajectory.
Fourteen new multilateral university partnerships have been created by the Global Innovation Initiative, a program funded by the U.S. and UK governments to foster multilateral research collaboration with higher education institutions in Brazil, China, India and Indonesia.
IIE's USAID-funded Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) Program is seeking input from experts on the design of an upcoming research grant opportunity to support USAID's Center of Excellence for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center) in developing Theories of Change (TOC) in democratization.
The Teacher Treks program, which launched in January 2013, will fund 15 teachers to travel this summer and experience first-hand the subject they teach, enriching their curriculum and inspiring students to explore the world.
The Institute of International Education led a delegation of high-level officials representing fifteen U.S. higher education institutions to Brazil to meet with potential partner campuses and learn about Brazilian higher education.
IIE's USAID-funded Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) Program announces the release of an Annual Program Statement to invite applications for Counter-Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP) Campus Challenge Research Grants.
Leaders from the Institute of International Education will travel to Brazil from May 5 - 10 with a high-level delegation of fifteen U.S. institutions to meet with potential partner campuses and learn about Brazilian higher education.
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in coordination with IIE, will host a Fulbright Enrichment Seminar in Philadelphia for approximately 130 first-year Fulbright Foreign Students from more than 70 countries.
Approximately 130 first-year Fulbright Foreign Students from more than 70 countries will explore the theme, "Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation" at a seminar in Portland, Oregon.
Four inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation-Gilman International Scholarships have been awarded for the spring 2013 semester to support study abroad scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with financial need.
130 first-year Fulbright Foreign Students from more than 70 countries will explore the theme, "Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media" examining the important role that activism plays in advancing social issues in the United States through the usage of media.
At the 2012 International Awards Gala, IIE celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Scholar Rescue Fund and recognized its founders, present a corporate award to Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek, and posthumously recognized Fulbright alumnus John Atta Mills, the late President of Ghana.