International Partnership and Collaboration Programs
In modern society, the role of partnership in the field of education is increasing, ensuring the international competitiveness of universities, introducing new knowledge and technologies into the sphere of education. An international academic partnership is a global link across the borders between educational institutes of different countries. Some international programs of academic mobility of students and teachers are considered as one of the mechanisms of mutual support of international exchange and cooperation.
The number of students choosing to study internationally is constantly increasing and, for this reason, universities would want to increase internationalization of education and attract applicants from across the globe. Hence with the development of international educational hubs attracting students, universities are investing in cross-cultural and cross-border partnerships.
International partnerships between universities are beneficial to all, from the staff and students to the world as a whole.
International academic partnership extends and improves education and career opportunities through various projects such as student exchange programs and pedagogy exchanges. Along with research opportunities and cultural awareness, institutions can offer international experiences, including study abroad programs and staff exchanges.
It also provides colleges and universities with new opportunities for student recruitment, learning, research and knowledge expansion and introduces new challenges to national and institutional plans and policies.
It greatly enriches the university activity, broadens the sphere of interests in science, teaching and methodical work and promotes the involvement of the team into the world culture. It provides cross-border academic and service opportunities for students and faculty and makes an impact on curriculum development, collaborative teaching programs and research works.
It helps to provide opportunity to meet with like-minded people from around the world, helps build confidence, decision-making and self-awareness and equips students with the knowledge and cultural tolerance needed to thrive in an increasingly global world.
It helps student recruitment in two main ways: (1) It offers the opportunities to domestic students to travel internationally via any exchange programs and vice versa for students at partnered universities. (2) It also enables universities to better understand the culture of other nations, thereby facilitating their marketing success there.
Like students, teachers and education leaders too can learn a variety of skills from their overseas partners such as language and communication, cultural awareness, tolerance, enhanced knowledge of their own subject and curriculum development in collaboration with partner institutions.