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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, Office of China Initiatives, 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 Visits Cuba, Learns about Use of Organopónicos for Sustainable Agriculture

Brent Rowell, professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Kentucky, traveled to Cuba in May 2015 with a group of professors and students from McGill University, located in Montreal, Canada. The students studied sustainable...

Alan DeYoung to Serve as Fulbright Specialist in Turkmenistan

Alan J. DeYoung, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky, has been selected by the International University for the Humanities and Development (IUHD) in...

ACE Peer Review Team “Admires” UK’s Progress in Comprehensive Internationalization

A team of American Council on Education (ACE) representatives visited the University of Kentucky to conduct a peer review in early September, as part of UK’s participation in the ACE Internationalization Lab 2.0. “The internationalization...

UKIC Launches Communities of Global Specialists to Build UK's International Presence

Lexington, Ky. (March 31, 2015) — The University of Kentucky International Center is creating Communities of Global Specialists (CGS) for seven geographic regions to establish complex interdisciplinary teams that will allow UK to have a...

UK Hosts 100 International Fulbright Students For Global Health Seminar

Lexington, Ky. (March 13, 2015) — The University of Kentucky International Center hosted 100 Fulbright students from 55 different countries for the 2015 Fulbright Global Health Innovations Seminar from February 25 to March 1.   As one...

UK College of Dentistry Partners with Chilean University for Exchange Program

Lexington, Ky. (March 17, 2015) – Two exceptional dental students from Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, recently discovered that dental education in the United States and Chile is pretty much the same even though techniques may vary...

UKnowledge Visualizes Global Reach of UK Research

Lexington, Ky. (March 2, 2015) — Since the University of Kentucky Libraries launched UKnowledge as UK's institutional repository in late 2010, UKnowledge has collaborated with various campus partners to collect,...

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...

Helping Babies Breathe in Honor of Taylor Davis
Helping Babies Breathe - Remembering Taylor Davis

Helping Babies Breathe Training In Honor of Taylor Davis by UK College of Nursing faculty Hartley Feld Helping Babies Breathe is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum for resource-limited circumstances. It was developed on the...

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....