CRF Strengthens International Business Education with Renewed US Department of Education Grant | FIU News

The United States Department of Education has renewed the Florida International University Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) grant. Increased to $1.33 million, the grant will have a total impact of nearly $2.7 million with matching funds.

The grant is one of 16 CIBER grants awarded to leading universities nationwide this year and, for the second time, the only one awarded in Florida.

CIBERs were created by Congress to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. CIBER, home of the university’s College of Business (FIU Business), intends to continue to create and/or support more than 50 programs focusing on three themes: diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability through innovation , and intercultural competence and student competitiveness.

“FIU Business is integral to creating leaders who understand the role of international business that benefits the State of Florida and the United States as a whole,” said William Hardin, Acting Dean of FIU Business. “Our college’s outstanding work in preparing these future industry leaders continues to be recognized, as our undergraduate international business program was ranked number 2 in the United States by US News and World Report.”

CIBER will receive $332,499 each year for four years. CRF Business supports the program with matching funds.

“The renewal of CIBER is an external validation of the leadership role that FIU Business plays in international trade,” said Hardin. “International business and international business education give Miami a competitive advantage.”

FIU Business CIBER will support existing activities and develop new ones such as the Undergraduate Research Associates Program; interdisciplinary programs integrating training in foreign languages ​​and international studies; international internships and study abroad programs; international trade missions; Seminars, webinars and workshops at doctoral level; and faculty research and development programs in South Korea, India, and Latin America.

“We are on an invigorated trajectory with new initiatives on the student front and where student success is the primary focus,” said Sumit Kundu, Associate Dean of International Programs at FIU Business, who will serve as Director of CIBER. for the next four years. “My intention is to expand our strategic partnerships to improve student and faculty success.”

FIU Business is a world leader in international business education and research. In 2021, the college’s undergraduate international business program was ranked #2 in the United States by US News and World Report for the third consecutive year and in 2022, the international MBA program was ranked #5 by US News. FIU’s 20 full-time international trade faculty members are recognized as some of the world’s leading scholars in the field.

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