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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 established through the three-year “Partnership in Business Administration in the KP Pakistan" project, which began in October of 2012.

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 Institute of Marketing.

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. 

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 established through the three-year “Partnership in Business Administration in the KP Pakistan" project, which began in October of 2012.

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 agricultural underdevelopment. Sixty percent of the poorest Indonesians live on small farms. Indonesian farmers use cows to plow their rice paddies. They plant their pineapples and harvest coffee beans by hand.

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.

Students from Saudi Arabia visit UK College of Pharmacy

Six students from Jazan University, in Saudi Arabia, spent four weeks studying clinical pharmacy at UK’s top-ranked College of Pharmacy.

Jazan University, a public research university based in the city of Jazan, which rests by the Red Sea on the southwest coast of Saudi Arabia, is the first clinical pharmacy college in Saudi Arabia to offer the doctor of pharmacy degree.

Sri Lanka's Ambassador Explores Affiliations with UK

As our world continues to become increasingly interconnected via technology, opportunities for universities to collaborate across the globe also are increasing.

UK Faculty Named Fulbright Recipients

Several University of Kentucky faculty members have been selected as recipients of prestigious Fulbright program scholarships.

UK Expands Collaborations and Programs with Jilin University

Earlier this semester a University of Kentucky delegation led by Interim Provost Tim Tracy visited Jilin University – one of the most prestigious “Top Ten” universities in China – with an aim to expand UK’s name recognition in China, and create new collaborative opportunities. This trip builds upon President Capilouto’s trip to Jilin University last May.

Like the University of Kentucky, Jilin University is a large comprehensive institution that includes several health care colleges, creating numerous opportunities between the two institutions.

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