Global Partnerships

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​​​​​​​​Colleges and universities have long sought partnerships with institutions around the globe to facilitate student exchanges, faculty research collaborations, and other activities. As part of efforts to advance comprehensive internationalization, many institutions are seeking to become more strategic in identifying international partners and cultivating multifaceted relationships that grow over time and advance broad institutional goals. ACE’s research and insights on global partnerships explore policies, key issues and challenges, and good practices for strategic planning and implementation of successful collaborations.

Reports and Publications
U.S. Higher Education: A Brief Guide
U.S. Higher Education: A Brief Guide
This guide provides the most important information non-U.S. institutions need in order to pursue and develop successful partnerships with U.S. colleges and universities.
U.K.-U.S. Higher Education Partnerships: Firm Foundations and Promising Pathways
U.K.-U.S. Higher Education Partnerships: Firm Foundations and Promising Pathways
The United Kingdom (U.K.) and the United States (U.S.) share a common history, deep cultural connections, and a generally positive relationship that serve as a basis for strong academic ties. Given the breadth of existing ties and current political par...
U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Engagement: Current Activities, Future Directions
U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Engagement: Current Activities, Future Directions
This report examines the depth of higher education connections between the U.S. and Mexico. Partnership examples include exchange programs, joint research initiatives, institutional outposts, and the increasingly vital role of governmental and non-gove...
CIGE Insights: International Higher Education Partnerships
CIGE Insights: International Higher Education Partnerships
This series of occasional papers explores key issues and themes surrounding the internationalization and global engagement of higher education. Papers include analysis, expert commentary, case examples, and recommendations for policy and practice.
International Partnerships, Part 1: Definitions and Dimensions
International Partnerships, Part 1: Definitions and Dimensions
This installment of Internationalization in Action is the first in a four-part series that explores the nature and practice of international academic partnerships.
International Partnerships, Part 2: Strategic Planning
International Partnerships, Part 2: Strategic Planning
This installment of Internationalization in Action is the second in a four-part series on developing and implementing international partnerships.
International Partnerships, Part 3: A Hub and Spokes—Configuring Campus Stakeholders for Partnership Success
International Partnerships, Part 3: A Hub and Spokes—Configuring Campus Stakeholders for Partnership Success
This installment of Internationalization in Action takes an in-depth look at the configuration of campus stakeholders implicated in the design and implementation of international partnerships.
International Partnerships, Part 4: From Strategy to Implementation—Launching and Managing Individual Partnerships
International Partnerships, Part 4: From Strategy to Implementation—Launching and Managing Individual Partnerships
This article is the fourth installment in a four-part series designed to offer preferred practices and ideas for managing international partnerships in higher education.
China—Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education Cooperation
China—Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education Cooperation
The International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders Series provides policy-relevant analysis of international issues to its members in a dynamic new format.
Global Engagement—New Modalities
Global Engagement—New Modalities
This Brief provides substantial insight into the dimensions of different aspects of global engagement.
Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Engagement of Higher Education
Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Engagement of Higher Education
This series of occasional papers explores key issues and themes faced by higher education institutions around the world as they respond to an increasingly complex and interconnected global landscape.
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