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IIE announces winners of 2014 Heiskell Awards

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the winners of the 2014 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. The awards showcase the most groundbreaking models for internationalising universities, study abroad, and international partnership programmes.

Europe: Boom in English-taught Masters

The number of fully English-taught Masters in Europe has increased by 42% since 2011 growing at a faster rate than the number of overall Master's programs in Europe. The increase could have a significant impact on mobility flow in and outside of Europe according to a new briefing paper from the Institute of International Education.

IIE celebrates US-Brazil ties at gala

IIE used its prestigious annual gala dinner in Manhattan, New York, to help bond Brazil and the US over their tertiary education ties. And Brazil's Education Minister, Aloizio Mercadante, confirmed a long-term plan to commit significant revenue from the oil industry towards empowering Brazilians through education.

Preliminary data reveals strong 2012 for US IEPs

US Intensive English Programs have learnt that their sector likely grew last year in terms of student numbers and weeks. According to preliminary data from IIE released at NAFSA 2013, a 10% incline for 2012 was experienced, with Saudi Arabia the most important student market followed by China and South Korea.

US-Indonesia HE consortium launched

A new consortium of 12 US and Indonesian universities was launched this week at the NAFSA conference in St. Louis to promote educational exchange. The initiative is a continuation of the institutions' partnership through the US-Indonesia Partnership Program for Study Abroad Capacity, which stemmed a decline in Indonesian student traffic to the US after it formed in 2010.

USA: IIE to run STEM fairs in Latin America

The Institute of international Education (IIE) has launched a series of university fairs in Latin America to help science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) students connect with US universities. The fairs will be held in America's top Latin markets, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Some 41% of all foreign students in the US took STEM courses last year.