Welcome to AIE
On behalf of the Board of Trustees I extend to all a warm welcome to the Alliance for International Education and to our website.
A reading of the brief history of the AIE will show that we are well into the second decade of our existence. Since its inception, the size and variety of activities undertaken under the auspices of the Alliance has continued to engage an increasing number of participants. In doing so, a fundamental aim of the AIE is fulfilled as it brings together people, organisations and institutions in order to exchange knowledge and experience in the practice of promoting international education and intercultural understanding.
The ten conferences held to date, the impressive growth of the China chapter through its regional meetings, the development of new Chapters in Australia and UK, the partnerships that have been formed and the links made with other organisations, have all contributed significantly to the reputation that the Alliance has gained thus far for its work in the field of international education. As we look towards the next decade of our existence, we do so with confidence that the continuation of our current successes together with our plans for future activities will further enhance our effectiveness in fulfilling our aims.
We are now looking ahead to the next conference – which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October, 2019, by kind invitation of The International School of Geneva. Details of the arrangements for the conference can be found on this website. The programme includes opportunities to hear distinguished plenary speakers, to participate in the interactive strand sessions and to share time with colleagues and students from the world of international education. An evening social event at the famous International Red Cross Museum in Geneva has also been arranged. We look forward to seeing you in Geneva!!!
Professor Jeff Thompson CBE
Chair, Board of Trustees