The Young Leaders Fellowship Program in China Embarks on Ten Day Professional Development Experience

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The Confucius Institute at Georgia State University, with the support of Hanban and the Ministry of Education in China, is sponsoring twelve under-40 professionals from the Young Leaders of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta on… more »

CULTR, International Initiatives Collaborate on World Langauges Day

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) and the Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University welcomed over 400 local high school students to “World Languages Day” on Friday, April 15th in the university’s Student Center East, State Ballroom.

The showcase provided students the opportunity to explore career opportunities… more »

International Urban Research Experts Participate in Inaugural Better Cities Conference at Georgia State

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – International urban researchers from partner universities in Hong Kong and South Africa participated in an “idea lab” at Georgia State University to foster collaborative research on the challenges of cities on three continents.

The researchers joined Georgia State scholars at the inaugural Global Partnership for Better Cities conference March 27–29… more »

Faculty Mentoring Program Welcomes University of Hebei Mentees to Georgia State University

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Continuing with its collaboration with international partners, the Office of International Initiatives’ International Partnerships and Agreements unit is hosting the 8th cohort of scholar mentees through its Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP).  The mentees are faculty from Hebei University of Hebei, China.  This cohort brings the total number of participants in the program to… more »

Office of International Initiatives Wins International Program of the Year at the 2015 Governor’s International Awards

Atlanta Business Chronicle – Georgia State University’s Office of International Initiatives is poised to take over the world. The Office of International Initiatives (OII) at GSU is the International Education Program winner in the Governor’s International Awards. Globalization is one of the five goals the OII has in its strategic plan, according to Jun Liu,… more »

International Center Celebrates Opening Ceremony in Dahlberg Hall

ATLANTA, Georgia – More than 300 members of the university community and distinguished guests gathered for the opening ceremony of the International Center on the third floor of Dahlberg Hall on September 2.

The center, which was formerly the home of the President’s office, now houses the Office of International Initiatives. The center includes a community… more »

International Strategies and Goals Discussed at Annual Pan Task Force Meeting

The university’s five emerging-market task forces met for their annual meeting, which brought together the chairs, members, coordinators, as well as International Initiatives’ unit directors, for a review of last year’s initiatives and achievements and to discuss the projects and goals for 2015.

Dr. Jun Liu, the Associate Provost for International Initiatives and leader of the… more »

Global Leaders, Business Execs Converge for Fifth Annual Doing Business with China Forum

The Confucius Institute at Georgia State University collaborated with the World Trade Center Atlanta and the Association of Chinese Professionals Atlanta to organize the fifth annual “Doing Business with China” forum.  As a business-focused Confucius Institute, the forum brought together a panel of local and global leaders for a vibrant discussion on the nation’s present-day… more »

Peking Opera Troupe featured at Annual Chinese New Year Gala, “Spring in Atlanta”

This year’s annual Chinese New Year Gala performance, “Spring in Atlanta,” featured the world-renowned Peking Opera, whose performance commemorated the Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the sheep.  Over 800 attendees converged at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center for the show, many of them fervent fans of the troupe.

The troupe featured authentic singing,… more »