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The Platform for International Education promotes activities of the Dutch Institutes for post-secondary education in the field of institutional strengthening of education and research capacity in developing countries and countries in transition, through education, research and consultancy for students, staff and mid-career professionals. On 1 July 2002 the Platform for International Education was launched by a number of Institutes for Higher Education in the Netherlands. On 6 April 2004 PIE became an official association.

Seven reasons to be(come) a PIE member

  1. to get to know who else is dealing with capacity development in the Global South.
  2. to have an channel to discuss/exchange practical experiences with the NUFFIC on the NICHE and NFP programmes
  3. to have a voice in fora (Nuffic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education) where the future of international capacity development and international cooperation in education is discussed
  4. to be aware of relevant policy changes affecting international cooperation
  5. to influence politics and governmental organizations in shaping new policies and programmes for international cooperation
  6. to be informed about - and trained in applying to - programmes offering opportunities to collaborate with low and middle income countries in the domain of capacity building and international education
  7. to exchange experiences with peers on how to set-up and organize international cooperation activities.