IIE Summit 2019: The Future of International Education taking place in New York City on February 17-19. The Summit will convene more than 500 leaders, influencers, and practitioners from education, government, business, philanthropy, and media for action-oriented discussion as we envision the next 50 years of international education, specifically centered around the primary themes including: Equity & Access, Higher Ed in Emergencies, Student Mobility, International Partnerships, Scholars & Innovation.
The New York liaison office of Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich will participate in the following panel:
Research Partnerships as Drivers of Innovation:
Alison Corbett, Head of Education Programmes, British Council (Chair)
Prima Setiawan, Program Director, Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (SHERA), IIE
Mangala Sharma, Program Director, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
Katja Simons, Executive Director, German University Alliance, Inc.
Global challenges know no borders and, likewise, their solutions need to be global in scope yet adaptable to local contexts. Researchers have long understood this reality and often lead their universities in forming international research collaborations that produce ground-breaking discoveries. As new global challenges arise, the need for interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research teams to form sustainable relationships is even more critical in sparking the innovative solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges. This session will explore various approaches to these partnerships and the models they are setting for the future.