The Institute of International Education is among the world’s largest and most experienced international exchange organisations.

An independent non-profit organisation established in 1919, IIE is dedicated to increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global basis. The Institute’s vision of “Opening Minds to the World” is based upon the belief that international educational exchange forms the strongest basis for fostering the mutual understanding necessary for worldwide peace and progress.

Through many years of experience, IIE has developed efficient systems and best practices to implement scholarship, exchange, and leadership development programmes worldwide. IIE programmes are characterised by a commitment to excellence, diversity, and technological innovation; extensive networks within the higher education community in the United States and abroad; and a highly experienced staff combining strong programme management skills and detailed world area knowledge.

IIE implements more than 200 international exchange programmes benefiting over 25,000 men and women from 175 countries. Foremost is the world-renowned Fulbright Program, which IIE has administered on behalf of the U.S. Department of State since the programme’s inception in 1946. The Institute serves corporations, foundations and government agencies worldwide. In addition to implementing a number of strategic, large-scale scholarship and training programmes, IIE strengthens and links institutions of higher education, conducts research on student mobility to inform educational policy, and provides emergency assistance to students and scholars. IIE's Center for International Partnerships assists institutions to develop highly effective partnerships worldwide.

Dr_Allan_GoodmanDr Allan Goodman

President and CEO, Institute of International Education (IIE)

“WISE is the Davos of Education. We applaud the Qatar Foundation for their vision to create this groundbreaking new initiative. WISE brings together influential leaders from around the world to address major educational challenges and explore innovative solutions.”

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