The Norwegian Centre for International Collaboration in Education (SIU) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are collaborating on the inaugural Norway initiative of IIE's International Academic Partnership Program, to expand U.S.-Norwegian engagement and foster strategic university partnerships. IIE and SIU have selected Cornell University as one of the twelve U.S. higher education institutions to participate in the eight month International Academic Partnership Program. Lead by Cornell faculty member Mona Anita K. Olsen, the Cornell University IAPP Norway Steering Committee will work with IIE's Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education on a strategic planning process and engage in training activities designed to implement and sustain partnerships with counterparts in Norway. IAPP Norway at Cornell is funded by support from the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship and ‚Äčthe Cornell Institute for European Studies Luigi Einaudi Chair Innovation Fund.