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The UK International Center supports faculty, staff and scholars at UK by inspiring global learning, sponsoring global operations and promoting international partnerships and research.

Global Learning

Find tools and opportunities to help you:

  • Internationalize your classroom
  • Support international students
  • Teach courses abroad
  • Global Engagement Academy
  • Global Health Initiatives

Global Operations

Learn more about:

  • Hiring and hosting int’l faculty, staff and scholars
  • International travel
  • Global Impact Awards
  • Coming to UK as an international faculty, staff or scholar

Partnerships & Research

Find out about

  • Initiating an international partnership
  • Current international partnerships
  • Fulbright


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2nd cohort of UKinSPIRE fellows to pursue high-impact international research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 16, 2024) — The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) have announced the second cohort of UKinSPIRE fellows. 

UK SA/VS professor discovers Spartacus’ 1st battlefield in southern Italy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 12, 2024) — University of Kentucky archaeologist Paolo Visonà, Ph.D., an adjunct associate professor in the University of Kentucky’s School of Art and Visual Studies (SA/VS), announced a major archaeological discovery in Calabria, Italy. Visonà and his team discovered Spartacus’ first battlefield in southern Italy and Roman fortification systems built by Crassus to blockade Spartacus’ army.

From Kentucky to Kenya: UK alum’s journey of medical missions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 26, 2024) —Not everyone gets to walk outside and watch monkeys play together in their front yard, but for Bryce Noblitt, M.D., and his family, this has become a new normal.

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Shoulder to Shoulder Global - 2024 Short-Term Experiences in Global Health
Friday, 12:00am - Saturday, 11:59pm | Shoulder to Shoulder Global - 2024 Short-Term Experiences in Global Health

Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) is a UK Global Health Initiatives organization that integrates academic and community partners to improve the healt...