IIE’s 2013 Top Twitter Picks for International Education

NEW YORK, December 16, 2013—Twitter has become a major source of news on all the key issues affecting the field of international education: study abroad, university rankings, exchange programs, student mobility trends, education for all and many other topics.

For the second year in a row, IIE is publishing our list of favorite twitter feeds in the field of international education. These feeds are an excellent source of information and we encourage you to follow them. This year, we included more feeds focused on science, diplomacy and international relations, as well as more feeds by individual scholars and professionals. And several lucky feeds made it back on our list for the second year running. Keep up the good work!

Note: As in past years, this list is somewhat heavy on U.S. organizations and individuals. We welcome suggestions on other excellent feeds—especially those with international education news and views from other countries and regions. Send your suggestions to @IIEGlobal.

Al Fanar Media
A relatively new and very important news outlet on higher education in the Arab region.

Diplomatic Courier
This is the feed of a global-focused magazine that connects the next generation of leaders to current diplomacy and policy professionals in international relations.

The European Association of International Education’s feed features news and updates on international education topics with a focus on Europe.

Education Above All
The twitter feed of this organization, based in Qatar, is focused on improving access to high quality education for vulnerable and marginalized people in the developing world.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of advising centers around the world. Their tweets cover financial aid and campus news updates from U.S. colleges and universities specifically for international students.

Eric Beerkens
Live from Universiteit Leiden, Eric Beerkens tweets about higher education, science and innovation, all from a global perspective.

Evan Black
This global educator tweets about careers, languages, cultures & #intled.

Evan Ryan
Excellent feed on U.S. cultural diplomacy and international exchange by Evan Ryan, the new Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Exchange Programs
The online community of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Friends of UNAOC
Friends of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations supports UNAOC in bridging cultures and promoting people—especially youth—working together in education, migration, and media.

Fulbright Programs
Everything you need to know about Fulbright, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, including deadlines, news and events

Excellent feed of articles, news and commentary on a wide range of international higher education topics from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Curated by Kris Olds, co-editor of the GlobalHigherEd blog, this feed features news on globalization of higher education and research.

Going Global
This is the official feed for the British Council’s Going Global Conference—it’s a great feed on key policy issues in #intled.

ICEF Monitor
With insightful analysis, ICEF Monitor shares market intelligence, news and research on international student mobility and other topics.

International News
The Boston College Center for International Higher Education advances knowledge about the complex realities of higher education in the contemporary globalized world.

James K. Scott
The Director of the International Center at University of Missouri regularly shares interesting facts and infographics at the intersection of international relations and international education.

Karin Fischer
Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Karin Fischer on the internationalization of American higher education, global competitiveness, and colleges and the economy.

Kevin Barta
This diplomat at the State Department has a fun and interesting personal feed—all focused on international education, public/digital diplomacy, technology, social media, & design.

OECD Education
This OECD feed provides policymakers with the information they need to improve the quality of education worldwide.

Ohio State University Global
There are many college and university feeds, but this is among the best—with rich information on education and research.

This is one of the few feeds that is almost entirely made up of retweets. But PD_Dan chooses wisely and shares tweets focused on public diplomacy and international strategic engagement.

Qatar Foundation International
The official twitter feed from Qatar Foundation International, based in Washington, DC, provides tweets on education and culture and critical global issues, such as the crisis in Syria.

Rahul Choudaha
Rahul Choudaha, Director of Research at World Education Services, tweets about trends, insights and strategy on student mobility and transnational education.

Raju Narisetti
This prolific tweeter (with a passion for Fulbright and #intled) is the senior vice president for strategy at News Corp. Always interesting, always international, always relevant.

Science & Diplomacy
For anyone interested in the intersection of Science, Diplomacy and Education, follow the twitter feed of this quarterly publication from the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy.

Stacie Berdan
International Career Expert, Study Abroad guru, HuffPost blogger and co-author of A Student Guide to Study Abroad—energetic feed on the importance of study abroad.

Study in the States
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Twitter feed for international students provides information about studying opportunities in the United States and international education news.

Syria Deeply
The conflict in Syria is creating a real academic emergency and we need to pool our efforts and resource. This feed focuses on stories and commentary about the war in Syria.

The Pie News
An online news and jobs hub for Professionals in the International Education industry, PIE News features excellent news articles in international education.

An excellent feed on international higher education topics, UWN covers the whole world and frequently features articles on topics you don’t find elsewhere.

The Qatar Foundation’s World Innovation Summit for Education focuses on the big themes in education (and not just #highered).

We also encourage you to follow some of IIE’s twitter feeds, which provide thought-leadership on the critical issues in international education.

Allan Goodman
Allan Goodman has been tweeting his interesting and insightful comments actively for the past couple of years.

Follow IIE’s organizational twitter feed and keep up-to-date on trends in international education around the world, and on news about IIE programs and resources.

IIE Research
This is the new feed of IIE’s Center for Academic Mobility Research—if you are interested in policy analysis on student mobility, follow them!

IIE Women
Our Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives supports emerging women leaders worldwide through training, professional development & exchange opportunities. Great feed!

Scholar Rescue Fund
IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund tweets about higher education in crisis around the world and news stories covering threatened academics in countries going through turmoil. Compelling feed to follow!


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