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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 »