Welcome to the Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University. As the associate provost for this office, my goal is to lead international initiatives at Georgia State by creating a campus culture that builds interdisciplinary synergies and expands global opportunities where faculty, staff, students, and our Atlanta-area colleagues can collaborate, innovate, and form engaged partnerships with far-reaching impact.
A major goal of the University’s Strategic Plan is to achieve a distinctive global profile for Georgia State by advancing the international dimension of its historic mission of teaching, research, and community outreach.
Our office is the “chief champion” for achieving this goal: we are responsible for the strategic integration and coordination of the University’s international initiatives, partnerships, grants, program development and management, events and activities, student and scholar services, and study abroad programs.
As part of this responsibility, we will lead the formation of a global consortium of universities, expand interdisciplinary faculty teams and focus on leveraging faculty research strengths on issues facing emerging nations. We also are supporting the important work of the five faculty task forces on Brazil, China, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey. In addition, we will create a University International Center that will serve as the nucleus for international activities on campus, and support creation of programs and services that enhance the global competency of our students, faculty, and staff.
Achieving these goals will require strategic collaboration and cooperation between our office and the faculty and staff from all colleges and administrative units. We also will continue to be major advocates for increased support and the necessary resource allocation for international faculty initiatives and partnerships and increased student engagement.
I invite you to visit this website often to follow our progress and to take advantage of the various international education opportunities and services we offer.
I also encourage your input, feedback, and suggestions to help us achieve the University’s strategic internationalization goal. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 404-413-2530. I look forward to hearing from you.
Jun Liu, Ph.D
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