The university’s first International Strategic Plan was approved by the IU Trustees in 2008. This plan and subsequent refinements have been enormously successful. Among its key priorities are an increase in the number of IU students studying abroad, a selective and diverse increase in international students at IU, the development of partnerships with top-ranked foreign institutions of higher education and research, and a focus on pursuing all of these goals in the context of 30 priority countries.
Partnerships with institutions of higher education, organizations, and governments around the world play an increasingly important role to advance IU as a global university. The development of partnerships is typically a longer-term process, one that requires a sustained commitment to identify areas of mutual interest for collaboration. The following concise guide of common collaborative activities can help IU faculty and staff assess the feasibility of certain activities before proposing an agreement.