Polytechnique Montréal international (POINT)


Higher education institutions the world over unite annually at national and international congresses to discuss the internationalization of education. Polytechnique Montréal International (POINT) is an active participant at these events, which constitute a privileged platform to discuss common issues, share best practices, and acquaint or re-acquaint with numerous partners. POINT also participates in Canada-wide congresses of a similar theme.

National congresses
CBIE (Canadian Bureau for International Education)

The Canadian Bureau for International Education is a Canada-wide organization committed to making Canada a global leader in international education. Polytechnique's Bureau des Relations internationales often participates in regional conferences and congresses that CBIE holds, the latter of which represent an important meeting place for those in Canada's international higher education sector.

Universities Canada

Universities Canada's mission is to promote the interests of higher education and university research. The association regularly organizes seminars and workshops related to the interests of POINT, such as: student mobility; international research collaborations.

International congresses
AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators)

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is the only association dedicated exclusively to the development, knowledge sharing, and networking of leaders in the field of international education. Founded in 1982, AIEA members are leaders in higher education institutions who seek to: articulate international higher education-related key issues; improve and promote international education programs and their administration within institutions; establish and maintain a professional network of professionals who are institutional leaders of international education; cooperate where appropriate with other international and national groups with shared interests.

APAIE (Asia-Pacific Association for International Education)

Asia-Pacific Association for International Education strengthens the internationalization of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region, by promoting cooperation between its members - regardless of where they are in the world. Normally held in March every year, the conference unites an average of 1000 international education professionals.

CAEI (Conference of the Americas on International Education)

The Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAEI) promotes a variety of exchanges that articulate the issues and interests of higher education institutions in the Americas. The conference focuses on themes related to international education and internationalization, for example: Essential aspects of higher education in the 21st century; Higher education and inter-americas dialogues; Knowledge mobility and transfer - responsibilities and resources.

EAIE (European Association for International Education)

Founded in 1989, the European Association for International Education (EAIE) is known for its expertise, networking and resources in the internationalization of higher education. EAIE is a non-profit, member-led organization serving individuals actively involved in the internationalization of their institutions through a combination of training, conferences, and knowledge acquisition and sharing. The EAIE equips academic and non-academic professionals with best practices and workable solutions to internationalization challenges, in addition to providing a platform for strategic exchange. The organization is partners with key stakeholder organizations and institutions where it promotes members' interests, and advances international higher education in Europe as well as in the rest of the world.

FAUBAI (Brazilian Association for International Education)

The Brazilian Association for International Education (FAUBAI) was created in 1988 and brings together managers and heads of international relations from more than 200 Brazilian higher education institutions. Promotes the integration and training of managers, seminars, workshops, regional, national and international meetings and Annual Conference. It also works to disseminate the potential and diversity of Brazilian HEIs, in the country and abroad, with HEIs, agencies, diplomatic representations, organizations and international programs.

NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisers)

Founded in 1948, the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) promotes the professional development of U.S. college and university officials responsible for assisting and advising the 25 000 foreign students who have come to study in the United States in the post-World War II era. The academic institutions, government agencies, and private organizations that combined to form NAFSA acknowledge that meeting the needs of diverse students requires special knowledge and skills. NAFSA has evolved over time, and it champions policies that link students, researchers, educators, and global citizens, so as to foster the development of international academic and economic partnerships required for success in the 21st century. NAFSA’s Annual Conference and Expo continues to be the preeminent destination in international education, and welcomes some 10 000 attendees from the world over.