Bard International Network
  • Welcome to the Bard International Network

    Welcome to the Bard International Network The Bard International Network serves as a hub of quality liberal education and educational innovation and advances the role of the university as a socially responsible actor.

    What unites these institutions is their commitment to liberal arts and sciences education.
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  • Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences

    Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences
    The partenership between Bard College (New York) and Al-Quds University (Jerusalem and Palestinian Territories) represents the first dual-degree programs between U.S. and Palestinian institutions of higher education. The Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences (AQB) offers undergraduate B.A. programs in the liberal arts and sciences and a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. All students receive US and Palestinian accredited degrees.
     
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  • American University of Central Asia

    American University of Central Asia AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to offer US accredited degrees in liberal arts through a partnership with Bard College in the United States.

    The AUCA-Bard partnership also seeks to enhance the liberal arts components of AUCA’s teaching and curriculum, to develop joint research projects, and to offer educational exchanges for faculty, staff and students from both institutions. MORE >>
Welcome to the Bard International Network1 Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences2 American University of Central Asia3

News & Announcements

Center for Civic Engagement Support for Bard's International Network Participation in Conferences

The Center for Civic Engagement has limited funding available to help support faculty from
Bard College’s International Network of Partners participate in conferences. Faculty
accepted to take part in conferences may apply for funding by submitting: VIEW MORE >>

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS and PROPOSALS
Bard Network Debate Workshop Budapest
 

Workshop Dates: March 15-20, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 10, 2017 

The Bard Network Debate Workshop aims to bring together students, faculty, and staff from Bard network institutions for four days of discussion, collaboration, and debate. Student debate team leaders and faculty/staff debate team sponsors will engage one another in conversation on how to prepare for, stage, and execute in-class debates, public debates, competitive debates, and debate outreach projects. Participants will attend lectures and workshops and hold practice debates and students will participate in a final public debate. Student applicants should be sophomores or juniors who are currently members of their university debate teams and who intend to serve as debate team leaders in coming years. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership in promoting debate on their campuses and a commitment to debate outreach, including public debates and work with schools. VIEW MORE >>

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the Bard International Network Faculty and Staff

February 7-10, 2017 - An Open Call for Participants: A Workshop on "Best Practices for Course, Syllabus, and Assignment Design" at the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) 
Application deadline: December 15, 2016

December 8, 2016 - Call for applications: ArtsLink Projects
Visual & Media Arts application deadline: January 16, 2017
Performing Arts & Literature application deadline: January 15, 2018
 


Linkage grants & grants for virtual lectures, classes, and joint research projects available for the Bard International Network Faculty and Staff.
Click here for more info.
 

Bard International Network Launches FNE

In 2014, the Bard International Network began designing and implementing new tools for gathering and analyzing information across the network. VIEW MORE >>

Get Engaged 2017: Student Action and Youth Leadership Conference.

We look forward to the Fourth Annual Get Engaged: Student Action and Youth Leadership Conference coming March 19-25, 2017.  The conference brings together 41 students from across Bard College’s international network of partner institutions, including Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences (Palestine), the American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan), Bard College Berlin (Germany), European Humanities University (Lithuania), the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (“Smolny College”) of St. Petersburg State University (Russia), Bard College at Simon’s Rock (USA) and Bard College in Annandale, New York.    VIEW MORE >>

Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences

Abu Dis, Jerusalem

Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences
The partnership between Bard College (New York) and Al-Quds University (Jerusalem and Palestinian Territories) represents the first dual-degree programs between U.S. and Palestinian institutions of higher education. The Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences (AQB) offers undergraduate B.A. programs in the liberal arts and sciences and a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. All students receive US and Palestinian accredited degrees.

American University of Central Asia

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

American University of Central Asia
American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition. Its curriculum includes the Preparatory Program (New Generation Academy), twelve undergraduate majors and three graduate programs. In addition to its top-flight academic programs, AUCA is committed to freedom of expression, critical inquiry and academic honesty. AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to offer US accredited degrees in liberal arts through a partnership with Bard College.

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Bard College

Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College’s mission has expanded across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs. Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our high schools and early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. Bard College is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.

Bard College Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Bard College Berlin
True to the principles of liberal arts education, Bard College Berlin offers interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences, with a strong focus on individual growth and the development of essential skills in writing and thinking. Students engage in an integrated inquiry into the intellectual and cultural history of the contemporary world before choosing to specialize in an area of the humanities or social sciences (economics, politics, art or literature). 

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, MA

Bard College at Simon
The Early College is a small, selective, supportive, intensive college of the liberal arts and sciences in the middle of the Berkshires. Over 90% of the 400 students begin attending the college after 10th or 11th grade in high school. They are given a broad-minded, paradigm-shifting education; inspired and inspiring classes; first-class facilities for the sciences, the arts, and athletics; and an astonishing range of opportunities for conducting specialized research and gaining hands-on experience. More than 40 areas of study are offered, many of them interdisciplinary; and the academic program leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with an Associate of Arts (AA) along the way.

European Humanities University

Vilnius, Lithuania

European Humanities University

The mission of the European Humanities University is to facilitate and deepen the contribution that its students, graduates, and faculty can make to the quality and potential of their own lives and to their respective civil societies. By so doing, they contribute to Belarus and its integration into the European and global community. An education at EHU does more than immerse students in a range of subjects and disciplines. It promotes a transdisciplinary approach as well as the critical thinking skills that empower them to develop innovative solutions, ideas, and enterprises.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College)

St. Petersburg, Russia

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College)

Located in St. Petersburg, Russia, the new Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College) is the leading liberal education program in Russia.  Founded in 1997, Smolny has a multidisciplinary curriculum and a diverse, highly trained faculty that serve a student body of approximately 450. Most classes are small seminars, affording students individualized instruction and the opportunity to work closely with professors.