CGS was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study international collaborations in graduate education, including joint- and dual-degrees and student and faculty exchange programs.
The project was designed to generate a clearer understanding of the policies and practices that foster, or inhibit, successful international collaborations in graduate education. The two-year grant, for $200,000, enabled CGS to conduct survey and focus group research, hold workshops and meetings, develop a dedicated webpage, and produce a white paper and formal publication on the topic. Findings from the project have provided institutional leaders and faculty with strategies for successful creation and participation in international collaborative opportunities, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.
The Graduate International Collaborations Project resulted in a publication, Joint Degrees, Dual Degrees, and International Research Collaborations: A Report on the CGS Graduate International Collaborations Project, which identifies promising solutions to the challenges of creating and sustaining international collaborations, case studies, and an MOU checklist.
For other publications on international issues in graduate education, please visit the International Publications webpage.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0841399. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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