IIE Networker - Fall 2007 - (Page 7)

A Message from Allan E. Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE How We Define “International Education” There are a lot of people at work, it turns out, doing this. When you google the phrase “international education,” in 0.11 seconds you get over 27 million matches. Now I have to confess that I have only sampled these hits. There appear to be five basic meanings: 1. Study abroad. Indeed most of the matches are with or about companies and colleges and universities that promote international education through travel programs and semester abroad opportunities and counseling. 2. International exchange. Very few sites are about this. And, it turns out, there are very few real exchange programs where the students or the scholars go both ways. 3. Mobility across borders and within regions. The European Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus programs fit here. 4. Comparative research and studies of higher education systems. 5. The diplomatic relations that universities and other higher educational institutions seek and maintain. For some, it is part of post-imperial outreach. For others, it is a way of assuring a high quality supply of talented students and faculty As these website hits suggest, the field of international education is a broad one, and this is reflected in the Fall 2007 issue of IIENetworker. This issue examines the role that governments play in promoting international education and the way that international education policies contribute to addressing national strategic needs. Articles from colleagues around the world help to highlight the different approaches to formulating national policies and internationalization strategies in various countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, and Poland. On the part of the United States, an article by Marianne Craven, Managing Director for Academic Programs at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, highlights the many State Department initiatives that help support and promote international exchange. Another article discusses the important role that the EducationUSA advising network plays in promoting U.S. higher education to students in 170 countries. We are also pleased to publish the second installment in our new IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series, in which Ruth J. Simmons, President of Brown University, shares her perspectives on the importance of internationalizing the campus. I hope these articles are useful in your work. Allan E. Goodman

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Fall 2007

IIE Networker - Fall 2007
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Up Front: The International Education Diary
Investing in Our Future: Reaching Underserved Audiences through International Academic Exchanges
IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series A Conversation with Brown University President
National Policies for International Education
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Sponsored Students
Project Atlas: A Coordinated Approach to Measuring Global Student Mobility
The Browser: Index of Advertisers

IIE Networker - Fall 2007