Since 1919, IIE has pioneered the collection and analysis of student mobility data. In addition to the publicly available data on the Open Doors website, IIE’s Center for Academic Mobility Research also carries out customized research on academic mobility and the internationalization of higher education. Our research is tailored to the informational needs of governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, and the private sector, and helps provide an in-depth understanding of current and emerging global trends as well as a historical look at how these trends have shaped up over time. Our wide range of U.S. and international sponsors and clients includes: the U.S. government; the U.S. higher education sector; U.S. state consortia; the Ford Foundation; Carnegie Corporation; and the World Bank, among others.
IIE’s research Center maintains the highest standards in carrying out rigorous and impartial research, while also following best practices in data confidentiality. To balance IIE’s need to keep data confidential with the needs of scholars, the media, and other interested organizations to obtain data on global student mobility, we assess each research request and its goals and intended use carefully. We especially welcome research requests where the findings will be:
- Used to promote scholarly research and expand the knowledge base of international education and mobility
- Used by U.S. and overseas educational agencies for facilitating student exchange and mobility
- Used by the private sector to facilitate student recruitment for employment in the students’ home countries or home regions
Please use the following form to submit your online request. IIENetwork members receive a 10% discount on our research services.
Program Evaluation Services
IIE’s research staff has extensive experience in designing and carrying out all stages of a program evaluation, from assessing program process and implementation, to examining outcomes and program impact. Our evaluation work has focused primarily on assessing the effectiveness of international fellowship, scholarship and training programs that benefit undergraduate students, graduate (post-graduate) students, faculty, and mid-career professionals in the U.S. and globally. Most of our evaluations have required a mixed-methods approach that combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, but we also have the capability to design and conduct evaluations that use a random assignment design. Recent sponsors of IIE evaluations include:
- Alcoa Foundation
- Cox Foundation
- Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP)
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- Hewlett Foundation
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- U.S. Department of Education
- U.S. Dept. of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
- U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
- Whitaker Foundation
Please contact us at email@example.com for more information about our evaluation services.