UKIC / Office of China Initiatives / Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision


OCI leads UK’s China strategy through developing key partnerships, providing opportunities for students & faculty to engage with China, cultivating a holistic educational experience for students of Chinese descent, and growing UK’s brand & alumni network in China. OCI bridges internationalization and diversity, equity, and inclusion through advocacy and education while fostering and advancing a culture of belonging where ALL are valued, respected, and engaged in their pursuit of global understanding. At the core, OCI connects countries, cultures, and peoples. 


We envision a community in which all are welcomed, inspired, and empowered to become global leaders and advocates for the shared goal of advancing understanding between China and Kentucky.