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The IC Global Partnership was born out of Sirin Myles and Charlene Allen’s passion and commitment towards internationalisation and global engagement in higher education. Sirin and Charlene were long-term friends and colleagues that had enjoyed successful careers in internationalisation at a number of UK universities. They decided to form The IC Global Partnership in 2020 to create a supportive and enriching professional community that would contribute towards the advancement of internationalisation professionals and the sector as a whole.

Sirin and Charlene were both Co-Directors of The IC Global until Charlene’s passing in May 2024 after a prolonged illness of breast cancer. Charlene’s passion, positivity, resilience and determination continues to inspire everyone in The IC Global team. Charlene touched many hearts within The IC Global community and the global internationalisation sector, and she is remembered by many for her smile, professionalism and generosity.

Sirin now leads all aspects of The IC Global Partnership.

Timeline & Milestones

The IC Café

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By joining The IC Global Community, you will receive IC Global newsletters and you will be invited to IC Global Cafés and IC Cafés (for those who are Heads, Directors and senior managers).

The complimentary IC Cafés connect sector experts from around the world, creating networking, learning, coaching and mentoring opportunities. They are a collaborative community for education professionals to share, debate and learn with and from each other.

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The IC Global Olive Trees

Ankara, Turkey

The IC Global Olive Grove was planted next to a 1,200 years old olive tree.

The IC Global Fellows

In response to growing client project opportunities, we approached a small group of talented individuals to collaborate with and enhance our collective value.

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We reached 1,000 followers on LinkedIn

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Woman to Watch Award

Charlene and Sirin were delighted to have been selected as ‘Women to Watch 2022’ by Business Women in Education. The list features women who are empowering, inspiring and supporting others in the business of education globally, nominated by their peers.

“We are so proud to have been selected and will continue to dedicate our professional lives to internationalisation and global engagement through the work of The IC Global Partnership, collaboration with IC Global community members and engagement with present and future partners and networks.”

Charlene Allen & Sirin Myles, The IC Global Partnership Co-Founders and Directors.

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The IC Collective

The IC Collective is our flagship event for senior international education professionals to learnshare and debate in an interactive, supportive and friendly environment. We secure high profile speakers and global influencers, who are experts in specific areas of internationalisation and global engagement. A diverse mix of participants are invited to bring their fresh and unique perspectives to the conversations. The content is topical and thought-provoking, of mutual interest to all attendees and designed to equip you with the tools and expertise to excel in your role. IC Collectives are also an opportunity to network with speakers and peers, enhance your professional development, discover best practice and explore the critical issues impacting the sector NOW.

The IC Global Fellows

In response to growing client project opportunities, we approached a small group of talented individuals to collaborate with and enhance our collective value.

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