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Global Perspectives on <br>Strategic International Partnerships: <br>A Guide to Building Sustainable Academic Linkages

This publication takes an in-depth look into strategic institutional linkages from a host of vantage points, providing readers with critical case studies, practical advice, theoretical background, and good practices for developing successful partnerships. Authored by practitioners from around the world, this publication pushes the global dialogue surrounding institutional partnerships to focus on what makes a partnership strategic, how long-term partnerships are managed, and what underlying tenets should guide those seeking to initiate or improve their strategic partnerships. It includes:

• Results from a global survey on strategic international partnerships • In-depth case studies of long-term, successful strategic partnerships • Guidance for initiating, expanding, evaluating, and terminating relationships • New models for addressing ethics, culture, and mutual benefit • Recommendations for partnership paradigms in international development work

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Current Trends in Strategic International Partnerships

I. Defining Strategic International Partnerships: Models of Implementation

1. Beyond the Initial Partnership: A Framework for Classifying Partnerships as a Means to Strategize Comprehensive Internationalization

2. Strategic Relationship Development: A German-U.S. University Case Study

3. From Historical Roots to Modern-Day Results: Technische Universität Darmstadt and Tongji University’s Bi-lateral Strategic Partnership

II. Partnership Management: Initiating, Expanding, Ending, Evaluating

4. New Roles, New Structures: How Does a Global Affairs Office Keep Pace?

5. Transatlantic Strategic Partnerships: Differences and Common Ground for Collaboration

6. Managing Strategic Partnerships - The Experience of Freie Universität Berlin

7. A Positive Breakup: Managing a Soft Landing with Strategic International Partnership Termination

8. Partnering for Global Impact: Planning and Evaluating Successful International Partnerships

III. Stakeholder Management: The Key to Successful Partnerships

9. Strategic International Partnerships: The University Leadership Point of View

10. Stakeholder Engagement for Successful International Partnerships: Faculty and Staff Roles
11. Faculty Engagement as Stepping Stones to Partnering with India: An HBCU Perspective

12. Fostering Strategic Partnerships: The Critical Role of NGOs in Partnership Development

IV. Multi-lateral Models: Global Consortia and Networks

13. Joining Forces in Facing European Challenges: The CARPE Consortium on Applied Research and Professional Education

14. Fostering strategic multilateral networks with universities in Eastern Europe

15. Global Networks: Helping or Hindering Strategic Partnerships?

16. Tapping into National Funding Opportunities: Challenges and Policy Recommendations

V. Equality, Ethics, and Culture in Higher Education Partnerships

17. Mutual Benefit in a Globalizing World: A New Calculus for Assessing Institutional Gain Through International Academic Partnerships

18. Innovation-based Strategies for International Partnership Building in Higher Education: The Panama Model

19. Emerging Priorities: Strategic Planning and Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas

20. Faculty Experiences of International Partnerships: Perspectives from South Africa

VI. Academic Partnerships and International Development

21. Universities Meeting Local Needs in Strategic Partnerships: The Integrated Cooperation Model

22. Effectiveness and Complexity in Development-Focused Higher Education Partnerships

23. AMPATH: A Strategic Partnership in Kenya