2012 Summit on the Occasion of the G8

2012 Summit on the Occasion of the G8

International Education: A Global Economic Engine

Hosted by the Institute of International Education

View summit program and national priorities statements

After a successful inaugural meeting in Paris in May 2011, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is honored to convene this year’s International Education Summit on the Occasion of the G8, entitled “International Education: A Global Economic Engine.”

This annual education summit is a gathering of representatives from the major national exchange organizations and government agencies involved in international academic mobility and cooperation. The two-day meeting serves as a platform for countries to share national priorities, discuss potential areas of collaboration, promote global academic mobility, and raise awareness of the economic impact of international education among the G8 leaders.

The summit will provide an opportunity for in-depth dialogue on critical issues that drive national strategies and impact global academic mobility. By examining new policy directions and trends in international education, summit participants will exchange knowledge on current global challenges and opportunities. The deliberations will focus on four major policy themes:

1. National Priorities in the Promotion of Internationalization of Higher Education
2. The Economic Impact of International Education
3. Academic Mobility
4. Institutional Cooperation

The following nations were invited to partake in the summit’s proceedings:

G8 Members

  • Canada
  • European Union
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy*
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Other Participating States

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Qatar
*Not Participating

Institute of International Education

The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has network of over 20 offices worldwide and over 1,000 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad.

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