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A MESSAGE FROM ALLAN E. GOODMAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE International Education in Asia CONTINUING WITH IIENETWORKER’S goal to explore international education efforts in specific world regions, our Spring 2010 issue focuses on international education in Asia. IIE has worked with students and sponsors throughout Asia for many years, organizing U.S. Higher Education Fairs since 1982, working with EducationUSA and the U.S. Department of State to promote U.S. higher education, and partnering with various sponsors and organizations such as the Indonesian International Education Foundation and the Ford Foundation. With staff in China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, IIE is committed to working to build the next generation of national and global leaders. Read more about IIE’s offices in Asia on page 46. sustainability and conservation concerns in China as part of the Alcoa Foundation’s Conservation and Sustainability Fellowship Program. Providing a different perspective on partnerships, the University of Montana shares how, by diverging from more popular Chinese destinations and traveling west, they have been able to create a meaningful partnership with Xinjiang Normal University mediated from cultural and geographical similarities. Moving to Southeast Asia, Patricia Chow, Senior Program Officer for Research and Evaluation at IIE, discusses attitudes and perceptions of the U.S. held by prospective students from Vietnam. Alexandre Freire, from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, provides insight With oﬃces in China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, IIE is committed to working to build the next generation of national and global leaders. India has been in the spotlight as the leading sender of international students in the U.S. and with new initiatives taking place in its own higher education system. In an effort to contextualize the dynamic higher education environment in India, articles written by IIE’s Rajika Bhandari and Ajit Motwani, and World Education Services’ Associate Director of Development & Innovation, Rahul Choudaha, demystify the often intimidating data that India’s sheer mass tends to formulate. Looking toward East Asia, this issue features an article describing Tsinghua University’s collaboration with four international academic partners to address to the growth and interest in Executive Masters programs in the region. Finally, as we do each spring, this issue showcases the winners of the IIE’s Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. Please join me in congratulating this year’s winners: Angelo State University, California Institute of Technology, College of Lake County, Georgia Institution of Technology, and Washington and Jefferson College, as well as those who received honorable mentions. We hope these winning programs and the articles in this issue provide practical resources and inspiration for your ■ work in the year ahead.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Spring 2010
IIE Networker - Spring 2010
Message from Allan E. Goodman
IIE Networker University Presidents Interview Series: Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore (NUS)
2010 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards: Best Practices in International Education
U.S.-India Exchange: Ready for a “New Era”?
Using Social Media to Recruit Indian Students Rahul Choudaha, World
Advancing Sustainability: Alcoa Foundation ProgramServes as Catalyst for Greater International Collaboration for Universities
A New Frontier in China for the University of Montana
The View from Vietnam: Perceptions of Prospective
When Meaningful Partnerships Work: Developing World-Class Indonesian Geoscientists
Rising Demand from Southeast Asian Professionals for Tertiary Executive Education Programs: When Quality Matters
IIE Program Profile
IIE Networker - Spring 2010