Edition 65 - September 2006

IIE: Atlas of student mobility website updated / Scholar Rescue Fund seeks hosts

Atlas of student mobility website updated

IIE (Institute of International Education) is pleased to announce that its Atlas of Student Mobility website has been redesigned and updated with the most recent data from international education partner organisations. The revamped website features one hundred country profiles with data related to domestic and international student enrollments, study abroad participation, and human development indicators. The site also features new data tables, featured publications, and an international conference listing.

IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund Seeks Hosts for 12 Threatened Scholars

IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund is currently seeking colleges and universities around the world that are willing to host a scholar who has been persecuted in his or her home country. As of August 1, 2006, the Scholar Rescue Fund is seeking to place 12 threatened scholars. These scholars are from various countries (including Azerbaijan, Cameroon, China, Iraq, Turkey and Zimbabwe) and specialize in a variety of fields (including Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Law, Journalism, Geography, Urban Planning, Psychiatry; Human Rights and Human Rights and International Law).

About the Scholar Rescue Fund:
Every day scholars in some part of the world are threatened, harassed, arrested, tortured or even killed by governments, militants, and extremists of all types who see scholars’ efforts to promote thinking, dialogue, and wider understanding as threats to their authority and control. Working with colleges and universities around the world, the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund assists scholars facing threats or danger in their home countries. The Fund provides fellowships to host colleges and universities welcoming threatened scholars to temporary academic positions on their campuses. The host campuses provide a safe environment for scholars to live and work, as well as professional support and additional financial assistance.

Atlas of Student Mobility
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund

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