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UK International Center Identifies University's Greatest Global Opportunities

The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) is leading the development of a new strategic plan that will align with UK President Capilouto’s priorities of enhancing educational excellence and seeking external funding to support that enhancement.

To focus UKIC’s strategic planning Susan Carvalho, associate provost for international programs, has organized a process to identify geographic hubs that offer the greatest opportunities to meet President Capilouto’s priorities.

UKCI Scholarships Aid Students’ Summer Education Abroad in Shanghai

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute proudly awarded scholarships to14 students to support their participation in the UK sponsored summer education abroad program, Conversational Chinese at Shanghai University.

This 4-week Summer I course in China will take place May 12 to June 7. The students will learn Chinese in an immersion environment while living in the international student resident hall at Shanghai University’s Zhabei campus, located near the heart of the city.

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.

Education Abroad Awards Program Development and Research Grants


Education Abroad at the University of Kentucky
recently awarded grants to five faculty members to develop innovative programs abroad. In addition, a graduate student was awarded a grant to support her research into education abroad experiences and possibilities for the future.

Faculty-Sponsored Program Development Grants recipients:

Cardiologists Visit Oman to Discuss Global Health Care, Lung Cancer and Heart Disease

Dr. Sibu Saha and Dr. Thomas Whayne, physicians at UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute, recently visited the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital in Oman to participate in discussions with university physicians on global health care, lung cancer and heart disease.

Saha, who is a professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and chair of the directors council for Gill Heart Institute, discussed the challenges of health care for developing nations and the current obstacles in the global health care system.

2013 Summer China Trip for High School Students


2013 Summer China Trip for High school students

UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Languages Abroad

An undergraduate in the University of Kentucky's College of Communication and Information and a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences have received Critical Language Scholarships to study languages abroad. Meredith King, a senior majoring in communication, will study Chinese in China, and Lydia Shanklin Roll, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, will study Turkish in Turkey.

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