Indiana University says its School of Global and International Studies has secured $18.8 million over the next four years through a federal program. The funding is a record total for the university in the 60-year history of the Department of Education Title VI initiative. IU says the School of Global and International Studies oversaw the university’s application efforts for the first time, helping land funds for 11 area study centers.
President Michael McRobbie says "this truly extraordinary funding underscores Indiana University’s continuing leadership in strengthening our nation’s expertise in international education, languages and area studies that are critical for our nation’s competitiveness and international security. Our multiple area studies and language programs — which cover almost every area of the world and are central to the success of our School of Global and International Studies — are ensuring that our students are globally ready and that they receive the knowledge, training and cultural understanding they need to serve as future diplomats, national security professionals, scholars, business leaders and other global practitioners."
Eight School of Global and International Studies programs received the DOE’s National Resource Centers designation:The Russian and East European Institute, The African Studies Program, The Center for the Study of Global Change, The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The Center for the Study of the Middle East, The East Asian Studies Center, with the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, The Institute for European Studies, The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center.
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