To advance the IU International Strategic Plan, IU continues to focus on partnerships with international institutions ranked at the highest levels nationally, regionally, or internationally. Particular focus has been placed on partnership development in the countries of priority listed below. In general, IU favors a smaller number of quality international agreements that have substantial levels of activity. IU occasionally partners with less highly ranked institutions and organizations outside higher education if they have special expertise or capacity of specific value. IU has approximately 60 primary partners around the world.
Countries of Priority
Countries of Priority
- East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan
- South Asia: India
- South East Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam
- Oceania: Australia
- Central and Inner Asia: Turkey
- Middle East: Israel, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia
- Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana, Kenya, South Africa
- Russia and Eastern Europe: Poland
- Western Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
- Latin America: Brazil, Chile, Mexico
- North America: Canada
Evaluation Criteria for Priority Countries
Each country has been carefully selected by University Institutional Research and Reporting based on:
- Number of IU international students
- Number of IU students studying abroad
- International activity by IU faculty members
- International rankings
- Variety of other measures such as qualitative and quantitative rankings; national, regional, and specialized disciplinary rankings; reports and studies
For each country, the Office of International Partnerships pursues partnerships with top institutions of higher education, working with academic units across IU to identify specific opportunities for collaboration.
Activities in Non-Priority Countries
Academic programs and offices at IU may pursue activities with partner institutions or organizations in countries that are not listed above. Preference will be given to partner institutions that rank at the highest levels nationally, regionally, or internationally. Occasionally partnerships are considered with less highly ranked institutions, as well as with organizations outside higher education, if they have special expertise or capacity of specific value. Any proposed activities should clearly advance the teaching, research, and outreach mission of IU.