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Alumnus Tongkui Ju awarded Thomas Hart Benton Medal, McRobbie visits Shanghai Central Conservatory

On Friday, President McRobbie wrapped up his 15-day trip to East Asia with a brief stop in Shanghai. There he met with officials at the Shanghai Central Conservatory and spoke at a special alumni reception where he presented distinguished alumnus Tongkui Ju with the Thomas Hart Benton Medal. Friday morning, McRobbie met with Shanghai Central […] Read more »

Two days of meetings in Taiwan; McRobbie signs agreement with National Taiwan University

Earlier this week President McRobbie visited Taipei, Taiwan, where he met with officials at National Taiwan University (NTU), American Institute of Taiwan, and Taiwan Ministry of Education. At National Taiwan University, McRobbie met with President Dr. Si-Chen Lee and, together with Vice President David Zaret, signed an agreement that establishes faculty and student exchanges between […] Read more »

IU alumnus Spencer Yang receives Distinguished International Service Award at alumni reception in Taipei

More than 40 IU alumni gathered in Taipei, Taiwan, for a special reception with President McRobbie. Vice President for International Affairs David Zaret opened the evening’s program by presenting alumnus Spencer Yang with the Distinguished International Service Award. Yang was selected as a result of his outstanding contributions to advance the academic mission of Indiana […] Read more »

New agreements with top universities in Hong Kong, IU SPEA establishes dual degree program

On Monday, President McRobbie visited the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he signed agreements to strengthen and expand upon IU’s connections with the two institutions. HKU is the oldest institution of higher education in Hong Kong, founded in 1910. The research-intensive university ranks #35 […] Read more »

IU recognizes outstanding alumnus Ali Tuet

The Hong Kong chapter of the IU Alumni Association gathered on Sunday for a dinner and reception with President McRobbie. At the conclusion of the evening’s event, Vice President David Zaret recognized the important service of alumnus Ali Tuet by presenting him with IU’s Distinguished International Service Award. The award is given by the Vice […] Read more »

McRobbie greets IU students in Seoul, Beijing, and Guangzhou

Seventeen students are currently studying abroad in Guangzhou through a summer program organized by the Confucius Institute at IUPUI, and President McRobbie greeted them aboard a specially arranged boat tour of the Pearl River on Friday evening. The students, some from IUPUI and some from Butler University, are participating in the program for Chinese language […] Read more »

A day with Sun Yat-sen University, one of IU’s key partners in China

During a daylong visit to Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) on Friday, President McRobbie and the IU delegation met with university leaders, faculty, and staff, as well as toured facilities on three of SYSU’s campuses. SYSU ranks among the top 300 universities in the world and one of southern China’s best universities. It has three campuses […] Read more »

Beijing connections: IU signs agreement with Peking University, visits officials from Tsinghua University

Did you know the first student from China graduated from IU more than 100 years ago? IU, like most American universities today, has witnessed China’s rise over the past several years as a global economic powerhouse and experienced a new and unparalleled wave of interest by Chinese students. Enrollment of students from China on the […] Read more »

Meetings with universities, ambassador in South Korea advance IU’s engagement

IU’s engagement with South Korea goes back several decades and continues to be among IU’s most important countries for a variety of reasons, most notably South Korea’s high-quality educational system and strong focus on higher education. Albeit a very brief stop, President McRobbie’s visit to Seoul, his fourth as IU president, underscores the university’s commitment […] Read more »

Presidential trip to East Asia highlights IU’s engagement in the region

IU’s portfolio of “All Things East Asian” is impressive: Our highly ranked academic programs attract large numbers of students from East Asia to the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. Each year, the number of IU students that study abroad in East Asia increases—a sign of the region’s growing global significance. With our faculty’s extensive world-class expertise […] Read more »