International collaboration has become integral to higher education in the 21st century, and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the recent proliferation of international partnerships among colleges and universities. In this book, the sixth in a series of Global Education Research Reports published by IIE and the AIFS Foundation, experts and practitioners from a wide range of higher education institutions and organizations capture the current dynamism and broadened scope of international academic partnerships. This book compiles a panorama of mutually beneficial partnership programs from across the globe, and features recommendations, models, and strategies for initiating, managing, and sustaining a range of international linkages. It also illustrates the myriad ways in which international partnerships enhance, and even transform, the institutions that participate in them, aiding in long-term goals of campus internationalization and preparing students for entry into the global workforce.
More than anything, Developing Strategic International Partnerships serves as an indispensable resource for institutions that wish to build or expand linkages with higher education institutions in other countries. Included in the appendices are numerous templates of Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) and Letters of Intent for establishing international partnerships, along with sample activities for identifying partners and developing linkages.
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Table of Contents
Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, IIE
William L. Gertz, President and CEO, AIFS
The Changing Landscape of International Partnerships
Approaching Partnerships Strategically
Models for Managing and Sustaining International Partnerships
Community Partnerships and Capacity Building
Designing Research Partnerships
Partnering through Networks and Consortia
Meeting Challenges and Lessons Learned
Developing Partnerships with U.S. Institutions
Planting the Seeds for Partnerships: National Level Efforts in Europe
International Academic Partnerships: Twenty-Five Sample Activities
Criteria for Selecting International Partner Institutions
Templates for Establishing International Partnerships
IIE Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education