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 redesigned 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 growing number 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 six biennial conferences held to date, the impressive growth of the China chapter through its regional meetings, 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 shall soon be meeting together for our seventh conference - to be held in India, at the kind invitation of the École Mondiale World School in Mumbai, in October 2014 -details of which may also be found on this website. We look forward to welcoming you all there!
Professor Jeff Thompson CBE
Chair, Board of Trustees