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Three UK representatives appointed to Mayor’s Commission

Three University of Kentucky representatives have been appointed to a two-year and four-year term on the Mayor’s International Affairs Advisory Commission.

UKCI Hosts Reception for Faculty Participants in Short-Term Teaching Program

Currently in its third year, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute short-term teaching program in China has grown to include four universities. The program enables UK and Chinese faculty to explore collaborative teaching and research opportunities at Shanghai University, Jilin University, Tianjin Foreign Studies University and Qingdao Technical University. 

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.

UK to Host Fulbright Pakistan Seminar on U.S. Social Justice Movements

The University of Kentucky will host 140 Fulbright students from Pakistan, who recently arrived in the United States for their graduate studies, at the Fulbright Pakistan Fall Seminar on November 5-8, 2015. The seminar, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Educational Foundation in Pakistan, will focus on how social justice movements have shaped contemporary U.S. life and culture.

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“One of the fastest growing offices in the U.S.,” EA Enrollment Up 184 Percent Since 2010

The number of University of Kentucky students participating in Education Abroad programming increased to 1,098 in 2014-2105, accounting for a 184 percent total enrollment increase during the last five years. 

UK and China earthquake institutes mark 10 years of scholar and research exchange

In May 2005, three earthquake scientists from the Lanzhou Institute of Seismology, part of China’s Earthquake Administration, visited the UK campus, starting a decade-long research exchange between UK and the Lanzhou Institute of Seismology, and other organizations of the China Earthquake Administration. 

UKIC Hires Manager for New International Health, Safety & Security Office

After University of Kentucky’s year-long audit of the protections it offers to UK’s faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad, the UKIC, in cooperation with the provost and the executive vice president for finance and administration, has created the International Health, Safety & Security (IHSS) office. Jason Hope, manager of IHSS, oversees UK’s international travel health, safety and security as well as risk management related to overseas travel and natural disasters.

Free Passports to UK Students with EA and CIEE Partnership, Fall 2016

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) has selected the University of Kentucky as one of the few universities across the U.S. to host its Passport Caravan initiative in fall 2016.  CIEE’s Passport Caravan will enable UK students who are first-time passport-seekers to have the opportunity to obtain a passport on campus, free of charge. 


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