Bard International Network

About the Bard International Network

About the Bard International Network
Bard's international partner institutions are linked through a series of overlapping activities that foster the exchange of ideas, mutual learning, best practices, and multifaceted cooperation among faculty, administration, and students. 

Grounded in a liberal arts tradition, the Bard International Network fosters strong intellectual and civic engagement among partner institutions and the desire for lifelong learning.

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 >>

Bard Network Debate Workshop Budapest

Workshop Dates: March 15-20, 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 >>

Uniting Liberal Arts Institutions

Uniting Liberal Arts Institutions
The Bard International Network works with liberal arts institutions in various parts of the world.

What unites these institutions is their commitment to liberal arts and sciences education.

Several of the partnerships which constitute the Bard network are dual degree programs: students studying at AUCA, at Smolny, and at Al-Quds Bard receive a degree from their institution as well as a B.A. from Bard.

An important part of the educational experience for students at these institutions is not simply to study in liberal arts methods and study liberal arts curricula, but to be engaged in the world around them.

Civic engagement is at the heart of liberal arts and sciences education. Students across the network are engaged in amazing activities in their local communities, in their national communities, and internationally.

While we believe that the programs we lead internationally are extremely challenging, we think that the investment is ultimately worth it.

Who We Are

The Bard International Network is comprised of: