Glossary

Every area has its own vocabulary and international programs and global studies are no different. The following words, phrases, numbers and acronyms are added on a weekly basis… We hope this helps you in the development of your education!

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acronyms

AIOU: Allama Iqbal Open University

DAI: Degree Awarding Institutes

HEC: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Equivalent to the United States Department of Education

ICT: Information & Communication Technology

MOOC: Massive Open Online Course

SJSU: San José State University – Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley

USAID: United States Agency for International Development

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Bilateral Agreement: Consists of the political, economic, or cultural relations between two sovereign states.

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Data Management Plan: A formal document that outlines how data will be managed during both your research and after it is complete, ensures that data is well managed during research and well preserved for the future.

De Facto: Denoting someone or something that is such in fact.

Diaspora: The movement, migration, or scattering of people away from an established or ancestral homeland. People settled far from their ancestral homelands.

Digitization: The conversion of analog information into digital information.
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Expatriate: A person who lives outside their native country.

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International Relations: the study of relationships between countries, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational corporations (MNCs).

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): An online course aiming at large-scale participation and open access via the web.

Memorandum of Understanding: A document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action. It is often used in cases where parties either do not imply a legal commitment or in situations where the parties cannot create a legally enforceable agreement. It is a more formal alternative to a gentlemen’s agreement.

Multilateral Agreement: A term in international relations that refers to multiple countries working in concert on a given issue.

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Open University: A university that is open to individuals without previous formal academic qualifications.
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Technology Transfer: The transfer of new technology from the originator to a secondary user, esp. from developed to less developed countries in an attempt to boost their economies.

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