Dear Friends of Illinois CIBER:
The College of Business and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Illinois are pleased to announce a $1.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education, titled “Meeting Globalization’s New Challenges”, will fund CIBER’s activities through 2014.
Illinois CIBER will carry out an ambitious agenda of teaching, research, and business outreach across five inter-related themes at the local, regional and national level:
* Globally sustainable business strategies
* Globalized innovation and entrepreneurship
* Professional responsibility and business ethics in the global context
* Public policy, law and international business
* Languages, culture and business
Illinois CIBER is based in the College of Business and plays an important role in supporting the College’s global engagement efforts. Reflecting Illinois’ recognized leadership in international education, Illinois CIBER engages the full resources of the College of Business; on-campus partners including highly ranked colleges, seven Title VI area studies and thematic centers, the Center for Law and Globalization, the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, and the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership; and an extensive network of external partners, including corporations, the OECD, the World Bank, and other CIBERs across the United States.
Congress created CIBER centers in 1988 under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act in order to increase America’s international competitiveness and understanding. Since 1993, Illinois CIBER has contributed to that mission by affecting the worlds of research, teaching and practice across multiple fields.
Illinois CIBER is directed by Glenn Hoetker, Julian Simon Faculty Fellow in Business and Associate Professor in the College of Law and the Institute for Genomic Biology.