Global Consortium for International Family Studies

Partner Universities

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a Deemed University of national stature in the field of social sciences. It has pioneered social work education in India and offers post graduate degree programs in cutting edge areas. In recognition of its social contribution and academic excellence, TISS has been accredited with an A grade (with a CGPA of 3.88 points on a four point scale) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in December 2009. TISS is located at the top of all universities and colleges accredited by NAAC in the country. The Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India has recommended TISS to be declared as an institution of national importance. TISS faculty have played a leadership role in developing family support services, providing training in family and marriage counseling in India and conducting research in family studies.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is an educational institution in the United States of America of international stature.UNL is listed by the Carnegie Foundation within the "Research Universities (very high research activity)" category.UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). UNLs mission includes research, teaching and outreach. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the USA. UNL is located in the middle of the USA in an area that is called the Great Plains. The Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies (CYAF)a unit within UNL, is committed to enhancing the well-being of children, youth, and adults around the world by strengthening the relationships between them and the environments in which they live and learn. CYAF faculty emphasizes through their teaching, outreach and research maximizing local impact with a global scope. The Department has both undergraduate and graduate programs (at both the masters degree and doctoral degree levels). CYAF faculty is a leader in the USA and around the world in family strengths research and programming. They are also leaders and innovators in distance and on-line education.

University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia

The University of Newcastle is a comprehensive public university located in the regional centre of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1965 the University in 2011 achieved the following enrolment figures:

8,495 domestic
5,020 international onshore
2,483 international offshore

An independent audit of the University of Newcastle has delivered a top rating of 5 stars. In June 2012, the QS 'Top 50 under 50' world rankings placed the University of Newcastle at number 33 of young universities in the world; and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Newcastle number 45 in its inaugural '100 Under 50'. The University of Newcastle is the most research intensive university outside of an Australian capital city. Ranked ninth among Australia's universities for research, Newcastle's reputation is for innovation, excellence and research with impact. The University's strengths are concentrated in the fields of health, energy and resources. The University's world-leading researchers work across 15 Priority Research Centres, and University Centres and research institutes. The Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences and Family Action CentreFamily Studies at the University of Newcastle will be offered through the School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health which incorporates the Family Action Centre The Faculty of Health offers a comprehensive range of degree programs, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that prepare students for careers in health. These programs are offered through campuses at Newcastle, the Central Coast, and Port Macquarie and in partnership with international educational institutions. The School of Health Sciences excels in the teaching and learning of allied health professionals, and offers study with a strong clinical focus in the nine health professions represented within the School.Working together to educate future health care workers in a multi-professional health care environment, the School combines ground-breaking research with strong links to the professions through clinical placements. The Family Action Centre (FAC) is a multidisciplinary Centre with the vision of a truly civil society and a belief that family wellbeing is the cornerstone of healthy communities. In addition to teaching, the FAC receives funds from departments of the NSW State Government and the Commonwealth Government, from philanthropic organisations, and from corporate and private sponsorship. The Centre exists to strengthen families and communities by developing and implementing programs, undertaking research and training, and creating models of practice that promote sustainability, social justice and community leadership. The Family Action Centre began in 1986 with one project, which addressed the needs of caravan park families. The Caravan Project (now known as The Hunter Outreach Project) still operates, while around it the Centre has grown into a training and research centre within the University of Newcastle.

East China Normal University (ECNU) Shanghai, China is an emerging member of the GCIFS

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