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The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) serves as a resource center for the University’s vital international linkages by supporting the development of agreements and partnerships with universities, foreign governments, NGOs, and U.S. government agencies abroad; promoting the involvement of UK faculty members, staff, and students in international research, development projects, and related activities; and facilitating access to international funding opportunities. 
 


UK’s strongest areas of strategic focus and investment are led by UKIC's international centers and institutes: the UK Confucius Institute, UK Asia Center, Global Health Initiative, Shoulder to Shoulder Global, and Kentucky Ecuador Partners. 
 


In addition, UKIC also brings UK’s international resources to local communities through K-12 educational programs, Chinese language and culture courses, the International Hospitality program, the Japanese Saturday School, and programming that enriches Kentucky’s engagement with world culture.

Workshop Will Help UK Faculty Apply for Fulbright Awards

UK is highly ranked for the number of faculty conducting ground-breaking research on the international stage through the Fulbright Program. Many of the successful Fulbright recipients were advised by David Adams, the former director of the East Asia...

Pakistani Vice Chancellors visit UK to Build Upon Partnership

Two vice chancellors from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province recently visited UK to build upon the success of the three-year “University Partnership in Business Administration” project. The project is funded by a $1.7 million grant from...

UK One of Leading Universities for Number of Fulbright Scholars

The University of Kentucky is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars in the country.  In a recently released ranking in the Chronicle of Higher Education, UK is tied for fifth among research institutions for its number of professors...

Gatton Professor is U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Mongolia

Wedged between Russia, its neighbor to the north and China, its neighbor to the south, Mongolia is the second-largest landlocked country in the world. That happens to be where University of Kentucky faculty member Anita Lee-Post is currently...

UK Staff and Faculty Visit Pakistan to Connect with Academic and Corporate Leaders

The University of Kentucky is working with business schools in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, located in northwest Pakistan along the Afghanistan border, to enhance Pakistan’s academic and research capacity. This partnership was...

Director of School of Journalism and Telecommunications Contributes to Advertising Standards in Zambia

Beth Barnes, professor and director of the School of Journalism and Telcommunications at the University of Kentucky’s College of Communication and Information, has been appointed to serve on the Advertising Technical Committee (ATC) of the Zambia...

Helping Haiti to Rebuild After the 2010 Port-au-Prince Earthquake

A University of Kentucky College of Engineering professor and a graduate student visited Haiti over the summer to work on a project that will help engineers there develop more earthquake-resistant building designs.  Michael Kalinski, associate...

Faculty Visit Builds the Capacity of Pakistan’s Business Schools

The University of Kentucky is working with business schools in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, located in northwest Pakistan along the Afghanistan border, to enhance Pakistan’s academic and research capacity. This partnership was...

UK's Appalachian Ties, Land Grant Mission Transforms Indonesian Community

Indonesia looks nothing like Kentucky. While the Commonwealth yields tobacco, corn and soybeans, the Southeast Asian islands grow rice, pineapples and coffee. But the obstacles the two regions face are eminently similar: namely, economic and...

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New Study Shows Economic Benefits of International Students

A new economic tool created by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA) and the Indiana University Office of International Services shows the positive impact international students have on the national and state economies. In...