Institute of International Education (IIE), NY, has selected 10 US colleges and universities, namely, Fort Hays State University, George Mason University, Northern Illinois University, Queens College (City University of New York), Rollins College, Rutgers, The State Institution of New Jersey, Suffolk University, Thomas College, University of Kentucky, and the University of Oregon, to participate in the 2012 India initiative of the international academic partnership programme (IAPP). Programme staff at each of these institutions will participate in a series of training activities arranged by IIE to help them implement and sustain partnerships with institutions in India, culminating with a study-tour to India in early 2012.
Partnership activities may include joint programmes, student exchanges, or faculty linkages for collaborative research and teaching. IIE will establish a toolkit of best-practices for international partnerships. The partnership programme was launched with an initial two-year grant from the US department of education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The goal of this grant was to help jumpstart an academic partnership programme in higher education between the US and other countries that would grow into a self-sustaining programme. Now in its third year, the partnership programme continues to thrive, using a fee-based model.