In 2011, the Russian government announced it would launch the “Global Education” scholarship program, aimed at building up the competitive ability of Russians by supporting graduate studies at the world’s leading universities. While the program has not been officially launched yet, EducationUSA is following the developments closely.
The Agency for Strategic Initiatives, charged with overseeing the program, created groups on Facebook and Vkontake to share news and updates (both in Russian): http://www.facebook.com/groups/globaleduintegration and http://vk.com/globaleduintegration
The official program website, http://asi.ru/molprof/globaleduintegration, is also in Russian. In turn, we are translating and posting key information for the U.S. higher education community on the EducationUSA Russia website: http://useic.ru/scholarships.html
The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey will organize “The Fourth Contest for Academic Studies” with a view to supporting academic studies in the field of the Turkish economy, central banking or monetary policy, and making these studies accessible to a larger audience. The deadline for applications is close of business on Thursday, 31 January 2013. More information can be found at: http://www.tcmb.gov.tr/yeni/eng/ with detailed contest rules under “Announcement of the Contest for Academic Studies”.
The Institute of International Education (IIE), together with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, released the latest news on international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad. The Open Doors findings were the topic of a briefing on November 13 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, with Assistant Secretary of State Ann Stock and IIE President Allan Goodman, in conjunction with the worldwide observance of International Education Week. The event included a presentation of the data and a lively conversation about international education among the assembled group of more than 200 educators, US and foreign government representatives, international associations, and members of the press.
This is the final call for U.S. universities, colleges, and public libraries to apply for U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support. Through this initiative, administered by IIE, USIP will enable American institutions and public libraries to hold events that advance and promote the understanding of peacebuilding and international conflict resolution.
The support may be used for a variety of activities or events, including educational or training workshops, lectures, speaker programs, library forums, and web-based forums.
For more information or to download an application, please go to www.iie.org/usipsupport.
Register for free to interact with 150 U.S. colleges and universities interested in getting to know you. Chat with representatives and watch keynote sessions on the college admissions process in the U.S.
Kevin Reiling, American Councils Regional Coordinator and EducationUSA Adviser, was interviewed Oct. 6 on the popular Belarusian television program, Two vs. Two (in Belarusian, “Dva na dva”), about the value of international education. The program reached an estimated Belarusian audience of one million viewers.
Sign up now the for the U.S. higher education delegation to Indonesia from November 4-10. Visit Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya and meet with senior level Ministry of Education and university officials to discuss partnerships, exchanges, and joint research opportunities.
Just two weeks left to register for the EducationUSA Fairs in Fall 2012! Participate in 9 fairs in 6 countries, October 28 - November 18. Register by August 31, and join 25+ U.S. colleges and universities for this fantastic recruitment tour!
Participating institutions include community colleges, undergraduate programs, graduate schools, ESL programs, arts programs, STEM schools, public and private institutions - representing 17 states from East to West Coasts, and even Hawai'i!
Degrees from 68 U.S. universities are now automatically recognized by the Russian government, along with degrees from another 143 universities in 24 countries. Graduates of all accredited U.S. colleges and universities can still have their degrees officially recognized by going through a state evaluation process.
Degrees from the following U.S. institutions are now automatically certified in Russia: Boston University, Brown University, California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Emory University, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Indiana University – Bloomington, Iowa State University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, New York University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University – Columbus, Pennsylvania State University - University Park, Princeton University, Purdue University – West Lafayette, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rice University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick, Stanford University, Stony Brook University, Texas A&M University, Tufts University, University of Arizona, University of California – Berkeley, University of California – Davis, University of California – Irvine, University of California – Los Angeles, University of California – Riverside, University of California – San Diego, University of California – Santa Barbara, University of California – Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado – Boulder, University of Florida, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Maryland – College Park, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, University of Miami, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Utah, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University, Yeshiva University
US Consul General, Kenneth Foster, announced in his keynote speech at the annual EducationUSA "Stripes & Stars" gala that there are a growing number of students from northern Thailand pursuing all levels of university education in the USA.
Nancy Keteku, the EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for West and Central Africa, received the Award for Excellence in International Education from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The Award for Excellence in International Education is bestowed in recognition for the outstanding contributions an individual has given to the profession of international education.
Record crowds attend U.S. Education Fairs in Warsaw and Prague
EducationUSA, Fulbright Commissions, the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs offices, and Foreign Commercial Service organized an outstanding Education Mission to Poland and the Czech Republic, April 16-19, 2012. Representatives from 12 U.S. colleges and universities met with dozens of representatives of local universities for potential partnerships, and participated in U.S. Education Fairs in Warsaw and Prague, attended by nearly 1,000 students.
Media Coverage by Czech Radio:
Photos from the Prague fair: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usembassyprague/sets/72157629493835694/
U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel gave opening remarks at the EducationUSA College Fair in Jakarta, one of Indonesia's largest education fairs, attended by 58 U.S. universities and over 2500 students and parents.