The Kelley School of Business’ Center for International Business Education and Research, known as CIBER, will receive nearly $1.4 million in Title VI funding, making it one of only 16 such federally funded centers. The grant will support a wide range of programs and initiatives, including:
- An International Trade Certificate with the Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis
- A video series focusing on business-specific knowledge related to foreign languages
- International business research projects on innovation strategies and national innovation ecosystems, Indiana exporting and manufacturing, and cybersecurity
CIBER will also continue to provide broad support for minority-serving institutions and community colleges. “Resources for global education, research and engagement are critical in an increasingly connected business world,” said Ash Soni, interim dean of the Kelley School and the SungKyunKwan Professor. “This important grant will help continue Kelley’s legacy of international involvement by building connections and cultural understanding for our faculty, Indiana businesses and students around the globe.
For nearly 30 years, Kelley’s center has supported a national goal of the U.S. CIBER program to advance the study and teaching of international business and to support research that helps the United States remain competitive in the global marketplace. The program was created by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international competitiveness.