Global Collaboration in Higher Education Conference

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
August 1-2, 2016

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It has never been more important for higher education institutions as well as for individual academics to collaborate and develop international partnerships.  This conference centers on the theme of global collaboration, both for institutions as well as for individual researchers and professors.

Despite their prevalence across institutions globally, many higher education institutions do not utilize their international partnerships well or do not know how to develop lasting, meaningful, international partnerships that will benefit their students as well as their faculty. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in International Education with over 500 active institutional linkages with international partners representing more than 40 different countries around the world. These agreements range from student exchanges to faculty exchange and collaborative research agreements.

Scholars from UIUC as well as around the world will gather to share their experiences developing and maintaining individual collaborative global partnerships that can and should be sustained.  Visiting scholars and other faculty will share their experience developing and maintaining lasting collaborations and will discuss the benefits as well as the missteps to avoid as scholars move into a global arena. 

Learn best practices as well as points to avoid as you lead your higher education institution in collaboration internationally.  Learn how to develop your own global network as a professional in higher education.

Submissions accepted in two subject area tracks:

I. Develop Global Institutional Collaborations

  • initiate international collaborations for your institution
  • make the partnerships meaningful for students and faculty
  • follow best practices based on award winning global partnership programs

II. Develop Global Professional Research Collaborations

  • collaborate internationally with professors in your field
  • successfully apply to be a visiting scholar
  • write for publication
  • write research proposals
  • write proposals for government, foundation & corporate funding

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Conference Registration Fee: US $450 for faculty and staff or US $225 for graduate students. It includes all sessions and speakers, lunches, and closing reception. Fee waived for participants in pre or post conference sessions. For more information about pre- or post- conference sessions, please visit our international faculty development page.

For questions, please email Dr. Allison Witt at or Dr. Wei Liu at