EURIE NEWS October 2016
EURIE’s professional training workshop in Azerbaijan
EURIE, in collaboration with EURAS Eurasia Universities Union, delivered a professional development workshop titled “The Most Effective Methods of Internationalization for Your University” in Baku, Azerbaijan on October 6, 2016. The event was hosted by Odlar Yurdu University, a member of EURAS. 22 universities in Azerbaijan, represented by their International Office staff and academic managers participated in the workshop.
EURIE’s upcoming training workshop in Serbia
EURIE is preparing a new professional development workshop on internationalization to be held in Belgrade, Serbia on December 5 2016. The event will be hosted by Belgrade Banking Academy, a member of EURAS. Please follow the EURIE mailings for details. Higher education institutions in Serbia and the region are invited to attend with their International Office staff and academic managers responsible for internationalization.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Ireland’s New International Education Strategy
Ireland’s Ministry of Education and Skills has released a new strategic document for its international education policy for the next 4 years. Ireland wants to increase its international student enrollment to 15% of its student population in higher education and aims at sustainable growth in English language teaching programs. The document promises a comprehensive national policy framework for supporting Irish higher education institutions to be internationally oriented and globally competitive. The ambitious plan can boost international education revenues of Ireland from its current 1.5 billion to over 2 billion euros in 2020.
Russia Suspends University Mergers
Russia’s new Minister of Education and Science announced the suspension of university mergers. The consolidation of various universities was planned as part of the Project 5-100, a state sponsored project to boost the Russian universities’ global rankings. Under the scheme, weaker institutions were going to be merged with the stronger ones and Russia would have 150 large universities focusing on knowledge-intensive areas. The new policy under the new minister suspends mergers but puts emphasis on regional base universities and job market requirements. Interestingly, international student admissions will be tightened with the introduction of a mandatory Russian language test.

UNIVERSITY NEWS

NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Bogazici University Cooperation
NYU Tandon School of Engineering (USA) and Bogazici University (Turkey) signed a cooperation agrement to provide BU-affiliated entrepreneurs access to the NYU Tandon incubator system. BU-affiliated startup companies during their three months stay in NYC, will gain access to startup support and mentoring; receive guidance on product-market fit and raising revenue; and attend regular roundtables, seminars, and workshops. The schools plan to offer seminars and workshops in both New York City and Istanbul.
LJMU Launches Public Health Institute
A new Public Health Institute has been established at Liverpool John Moores University to respond to the varied and complex public health issues of the 21st Century. Formerly the Centre for Public Health, the Institute will deliver high quality research and education programmes and establish effective partnerships to bring significant benefits to public health. The Institute will provide a platform for partnership with Liverpool John Moores University – not just in academia and the health sector – but with a broad range of local and national organizations.
UPCOMING EVENTS

EAIE Autumn Academy
Nov 14-18, 2016
Tenerife, Spain

British Council Going Global 2017

May 22-24, 2017
London, UK

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