Institute of International Education (IIE) welcomes TAU as institutional member
Incessant to expand its global engagement and visibility, the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) permeated to be a member-institution of the Institute of International Education (IIE) Network. The University’s application for membership has been approved in November 2016 following a meeting with Ms. Svetlozara Trocheva, IIE’s Senior Manager for Membership & Publications at the IIE Headquarters based in the United Nations Plaza, New York, USA.
The IIE, an independent nonprofit institution founded in 1919, is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. Among the many IIE-administered programs are the Fulbright and Humphrey Fellowship Programs, the Gilman International Scholarship Program and the International Visitor Leadership Program, administered on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.
IIE’s major operations incorporate guiding higher education institutions in developing strategic partnerships, cultivating international multi-lateral research collaboration, building international education capacity at higher education institutions, fostering diplomacy through higher cooperation and connecting institutions for academic collaboration. From these activities, TAU endeavors to maximize its membership to promote its internationalization initiatives.
Among the 1,300 IIE networks all over the world, the TAU is the fourth member from the Philippines. The other institutional members from the country include Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST), Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) and Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP).