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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. 

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.

Bonds across borders: 35 years of partnership with Kitasato University

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2024) – This year, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) marks a significant milestone: the 35th anniversary of its academic exchange program with Kitasato University School of Pharmacy in Tokyo, Japan. Since its inception in 1989, this enduring partnership has facilitated a robust exchange of knowledge, cultural understanding, and innovative practices, profoundly impacting pharmacy education and training in both countries.

International postdoc continues research into space exploration at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 18, 2024) — When he first arrived in Lexington and at the University of Kentucky from India in 2011, Raghava Davuluri didn’t quite know what to expect. Continuing his education by pursuing a master’s degree and then his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at UK, Davuluri had no way of knowing that more than a decade later, he would still call UK home as a postdoctoral scholar and be part of a team conducting innovative research in thermal protection system and atmospheric entry.

Global Wildcats graduate from UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 2, 2024) — Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, one particular challenge to navigate was how to accommodate the University of Kentucky's many new international students, who would be unable to begin classes in-person in the fall of 2020.

UK Contracts with New Assistance Organization to Support International Travel

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 12, 2024) ⁠—The UK International Center and UK Risk Management are excited to announce a new partnership between the University and International SOS which will provide additional resources to support the health, safety, and security of members of the UK community traveling internationally. 

Nominations open for 2024 Global Impact Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2024) — The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) is seeking nominations for the 2024 UK Global Impact Awards. Nominations are being accepted through March 15, 2024. The UK Global Impact Awards recognize contributions towards enhancing UK’s global engagement through education, research and service, as well as fostering a culturally diverse, welcoming environment that is conducive to comprehensive campus internationalization. 

International Center releases Global Engagement Academy offerings for Spring 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2024)  As the University of Kentucky continues to become a more globally engaged campus, it is important that all faculty and staff have the opportunity to be informed about UK’s many international connections and to contribute to internationalization themselves.  

Fulbright awardee leads reforestation effort in Australia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2024) — For more than two decades, Chris Barton, Ph.D., professor of forest hydrology and watershed management in the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, has been conducting research related to environmental pollution and the restoration of degraded lands. Primarily focused on coal mines in Appalachia, Barton’s research recently expanded to a more global scale.

Refugee finds a 2nd home at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2023)  In August 2021, as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, many students in the country suddenly found themselves in limbo — unsure of whether or how to continue their education. As they searched for answers, and many fled their home country, the launch of the Kentucky Innovative Scholarship Pilot Project provided hope, and the University of Kentucky mobilized to provide a home away from home.