Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General, IIE Chairman Henry Kaufman, Ford Foundation President Susan Beiresford

2000s: A Global Vision For The Millenium

In 2001, The Ford Foundation launched the Ford International Fellowships Program® to broaden access to higher education for marginalized individuals from over 21 countries.

2000
Helps launch the Ford Foundation's International Fellowships Program, a supported organization within IIE that seeks to provide international exchange opportunities for candidates from communities that lack access to higher education.

Assists the GE Fund to establish an Internet-based application and selection process for GE's worldwide children of employee scholarships.

2001
Convenes first Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Summer Institute, bringing together 50 of the world's outstanding university students from 23 countries. Opens an office in Beijing with a focus on administration of grants competitions and programs.

2002
Establishes Scholar Rescue Fund to make permanent the IIE's historical commitment to providing support and safe have to persecuted scholars.

2005
The Institute celebrates 85 years of excellence in educating future leaders from the United States and around the world.

2007
Begins assisting the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to provide graduate scholarships to outstanding students all over the world.

2009
IIE celebrates its 90th anniversary while the annual Open Doors report celebrates its 60th.

2010
Partners with NYU to provide undergraduate scholarships to the first entering class of NYU Abu Dhabi, bringing outstanding liberal arts education to the Middle East.


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