The Transatlantic Role in Internationalizing Higher Education     Print Email
Friday, 09 October 2009

The future of higher education, the importance of international education, and transatlantic cooperation on developing educational exchange networks were addressed by Odile Quintin, Director General for Education and Culture at the European Commission and Dr. Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education, who reviewed policy initiatives aimed at supporting international higher education and how universities are refocusing educational priorities. Both speakers were adamant that international education is crucial for economic recovery and development, and that it will equip the students of today for future success. The growing demands for international experience and the changing nature of the global economy make this topic especially relevant. Participants concurred that international dialogue and transatlantic cooperation are key to making crucial changes in the way students are educated.

 
  • World Radio Conference Outcomes

    By Patricia Paoletta, Washington DC

    The latest World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) wrapped up in late November after four long weeks of negotiations between 3400 delegates from around 165 Member States. All in all, the WRC resulted in positive outcomes for both 5G and Wi-Fi, and will benefit both the U.S. and Europe's communications agendas, particularly with respect to the decisions on spectrum to be allocated for the all-important 5G service. The effect will be to ensure the more rapid development of the next generation of mobile broadband in a manner consistent with U.S. planning and existing development.  Debates on 5G dominated the conference, but allocations for high-altitude platform stations (“HAPS”) sought by U.S. based firms were also favorable. As a result, plans to provide additional internet service to underserved areas may be accelerated.

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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

Infrastructure Planning and Financing: Lessons from Europe and the United States

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

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New from the Bertelsmann Foundation

The Bertelsmann Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC with a transatlantic perspective on global challenges.

"Edge of a Precipice" by Nathan Crist

"Newpolitik" by Emily Hruban

 

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