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A decade ago, a chance interaction changed Robert Williams’ life.
Four graduate students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering traveled to Berlin, Germany to present their work at the Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing in October, 2022.
The University of Kentucky is proud to be participating in a new program to support displaced students in Kentucky. The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) have launched the Kentucky Innovative Scholarship, which offers scholarships to displaced students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Kentucky.
UKinSPIRE (Seeding Partnerships for International Research Engagement) is a new internal funding opportunity for University of Kentucky faculty, jointly funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the UK International Center (UKIC).
The University of Kentucky’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) program and Department of Pediatrics have been awarded a grant of $421,000 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand the nonprofit collaborative Centro de Salud Hombro a Hombro health center (CSHH) as an educational and empowerment site in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.
As our world becomes more globally interconnected, it is more important than ever for students to be connected to a global workforce. The University of Kentucky is partnering with Interstride, a market leader in technology that supports student navigation of industry-related visa processes and options and expands global career opportunities for international students, offering them the resources to have successful careers and providing domestic students the opportunity to discover resources for living and working abroad.
In 2002, six University of Kentucky medical residents traveled to Ecuador for a medical brigade with their professor, Tom Young, M.D. Upon their return, the small group shared their experiences with their peers. A few years later, that group of six had turned into 30, and Shoulder to Shoulder Global was born.
Dave Moecher, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, recently returned from Ireland, where he spent five months studying the erosion of the Appalachian Mountains and exploring the unique culture and history of the Emerald Isle.
As the University of Kentucky continues to become a more globally engaged campus, it is important that all faculty and staff are informed about UK’s many international connections and the opportunities they have to contribute to internationalization themselves.
Education abroad programs help students grow academically and personally by immersing them in global dimensions of their academic discipline while introducing them to different cultures.