One of ACA’s members - the Institute of International Education (IIE) – came up with several interesting publications and initiatives in September.
IIE student guide
IIE English-Taught Master’s Programmes
IIE Assistance for Syrian Students
- Together with the AIFS Foundation, IIE has launched a new book titled A Student Guide to Study Abroad. The publication offers "how to" information about study abroad, provides easy-to-follow tips and showcases more than 200 real-life stories from students, advisers and professionals.
- IIE's Center for Academic Mobility Research presented a briefing paper called English-Taught Master’s Programs in Europe: A 2013 Update. An update of a report published by IIE in June 2011, the paper provides a data-driven look at the continued growth of master’s programs in Europe taught entirely or partially in English.
- IIENetworker, the international education magazine of the IIE, invites submissions for publication in its upcoming Spring 2014 Issue devoted to The Impact of Globalization on International Education. Submissions from both outside and within the United States—individual, joint, or institutional—are encouraged. The deadline for completed submissions is November 1, 2013.
- IIE has started a new course Connecting to the World: International Relations for Higher Educations Institutions designed to train Ministry officials and university representatives in developing and transitioning countries on how to create and manage an effective international relations office. The new course will be piloted in Myanmar.
- IIE join forces with the Global Platform for Syrian students and other partners to expand emergency assistance, including more than 600 scholarships, for Syrian students around the world. The Global Platform for Syrian Students is a multi-stakeholder initiative supported by a core group of partners, including IIE, the Council of Europe, the League of Arab States, the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean and several governments. It relies upon a network of universities and higher education schools, civil society organisations and the private sector.