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Developing Strategic International Partnerships: <br>Models for Initiating and Sustaining Innovative Institutional Linkages

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.

Bulk discounts: Consider ordering copies of this book for your faculty and staff. Bulk discounts are available (20% discount for 20 copies or more; 30% discount for 40 copies or more). For bulk orders, please contact the IIEBooks fulfillment center: or (1.412.741.0930).
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