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UK Builds Relationships, Assists Pakistani Business Schools

A group of University of Kentucky faculty, staff and administrators recently traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan, to sign new partnerships and conduct an intensive three-day workshop with a consortium of five business schools from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, located in the northwest of Pakistan along the Afghanistan border.

UK Builds Higher Education Capacity in Post-Conflict Regions

George Blandford, chair of UK’s civil engineering department, and Gary Gaffield, assistant provost for international partnerships, led workshops for the Iraq University Administration Support Program’s (UASP) University Management Training Course in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

UKIC supports cultural understanding at Julius Marks Elementary

Kay Roberts, community liaison for the UK International Center, was the subject of a Lexington Herald-Leader letter to the editor about her work promoting cultural understanding in K-12 education:

UK Professor's Essay, 'Hijabs, Hydrology and Lyle Lovett,' Published in Chronicle of Higher Education

UK Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Alan Fryar was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education; his essay describes his experience with 11 students from the arid Middle East and North Africa who convened in drought-stricken San Angelo, Texas, to learn about water.

Building a career and a bridge in Iraq

The Gatton College Graham Office of Career Management is working to transform traditional thinking among Iraqi business students into an edgy, competitive, capitalistic and Westernized mindset, says Career Coach Meredith Boyd. This October, she traveled to support efforts for a new career center at Kufa University in Najaf, Iraq.

“They’re changing into a free market economy, and it’s a slow process. I’m taking specific Western style programming to them in hopes to replicate that in Iraq,” she says.

UK Partners with Brazilian Universities

Brazil, “B” in the “BRIC economies,” just overtook the United Kingdom to become the world’s 6th largest economy, establishing itself as a global leader. The University of Kentucky is doing its part to work with this new economic powerhouse through institutional partnerships, working groups and student exchanges.

UK Professor Leads Water Research Project for Egyptian and Moroccan Students

Eleven students from the arid Middle East and North Africa convened in drought-stricken San Angelo, Texas, over the summer — to learn about water.

UK Awarded $1.7 million to Help Develop Pakistan Business Schools

U.S. Department of State awarded the University of Kentucky a $1.7 million grant to partner with universities in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, through the “University Partnership in Business Administration” program. The Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar are facilitating the program to support higher education in Pakistan and to increase collaborations between U.S. and Pakistani universities.

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