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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.

UK professor receives prestigious collaborative research grant from China

Xuguo “Joe” Zhou’s entomology research has bolstered the University of Kentucky’s international reputation after he and his collaborator, Yongjun Zhang, received a prestigious research grant from China.  Zhou, an associate professor of insect...

Senior Advisor for USAID to Present 'Let Girls Learn: Education in Developing Countries'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2014) — Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at the U.S. Agency for International Development, will visit the University of Kentucky on Thursday, November 20, as part of UK's International Education...

U.S. Social Movements Shape Lexington Seminar for Pakistani Fulbright Scholars

The University of Kentucky International Center hosted 142 Pakistani graduate students who are studying in the U.S. through the Fulbright scholarship program for the Fulbright Pakistan Enrichment Seminar on Social Movements from November 5-9.   The...

Coffee Research Leads to Successful Partnership in Brazil

Since its cultural debut in the fifteenth century, coffee has become one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world. “Coffee is second only to oil in terms of value in globally traded commodities, followed in turn by natural gas and gold,”...

UK Faculty Members Conduct College Teaching Workshops in Qingdao Technological University

Assistant Professor Brandi Frisbi and Associate Professor Kevin Real, from the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, and Katherine Rogers-Carpenter, lecturer in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digitial Studies at...

Kentucky, China Collaborate on Large-Scale Carbon Capture Project

The University of Kentucky has entered into an agreement with a major Chinese petrochemical conglomerate to develop technologies to capture, utilize and store 1 million tons of carbon dioxide per year from a coal-fired power plant in Dongying,...

UK to Jazz Up China's Music Scene

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 2, 2014) — University of Kentucky’s Jazz Ensemble will take a Bluegrass stage to present a preview concert of music they plan to perform on tour. The free public concert will begin 7:30 p.m. today, Monday, June 2, at the ...

UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 27, 2014) — University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced that four UK students have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among approximately 1,...

UK Helping Afghanistan Mine its Rich Resources

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering's Department of Mining Engineering is helping Balkh University (BU) in Mazār-e Sharīf, Afghanistan build the capacity and quality of its mining engineering program. The “U.S.-Afghan University...

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...