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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs


From Fulbright to Lifetime Achievement Award

Rutgers cardiologist S. Sultan Ahmed receives honor from alma mater

S. Sultan Ahmed, cardiologist and professor of medicine at the New Jersey Medical School, received a lifetime achievement award from his alma mater, Dow University of Health Sciences, in Karachi, Pakistan, where he still serves as a visiting faculty member. The award is given to alumni who have demonstrated years of dedication and accomplishments in their respective fields.


GAIA Centers Release 2013–2014 Annual Report

The GAIA Centers have released the 2013–2014 Annual Report on international accomplishments around Rutgers. The report, Building Bridges, highlights the work being done at Rutgers–New Brunswick, Rutgers–Newark, Rutgers–Camden, and around the world to establish Rutgers as an institution with a large global footprint.


Rutgers Welcomes 68 French Engineering Students

Rutgers will welcome 68 French engineering students from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) for a two-week exchange program from February 16–27, 2015. The program is made possible by the GAIA Centers and the Rutgers China Office.


Rutgers Students to Take Part in Clinton Global Initiative University 2015

Seven Rutgers students have been invited to attend Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida, to connect with other college students and leaders to find practical real-world solutions to global challenges.


RECAP: 2014 International Education Week

November 26 ,2014

All three Rutgers universities celebrated International Education Week (IEW) November 17–21, 2014, with special activities and events to commemorate international engagement and global outreach. IEW is a joint initiative of U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Award Win

Rutgers Wins 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

November 25, 2014

On November 18, 2014, Rutgers received the 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization from NAFSA: The Association of International Educators. The award is named for the late Senator Paul Simon and is among the most prestigious awards for its systemwide comprehensive internationalization.


2015 CUHK International Summer School: Call for Visiting Professors

Up to $20,000 to teach summer course at ISS
Deadline: December 8, 2014

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) International Summer School (ISS) provides students with an exceptional opportunity to combine high quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience. While attending, international students and visiting scholars can immerse themselves in a multicultural environment and gain insights into Asian cultures, experience a unique learning environment on the green, spacious campus of CUHK outside regular term time, and enjoy the many pleasures of summer in Hong Kong—Asia’s world city—during a five-week program. CUHK is currently accepting applications for visiting professors to teach the following courses in ISS 2015:



From Delegation to Education: Rutgers Hosts Myanmar Scholars for First Time

IIE program helps create educational relationship with Myanmar

October 31, 2014

On October 27, 2014, the Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers hosted the 2nd Annual International Scholars Reception for nearly 300 visiting scholars and their families for a two-hour reception at the College Ave Student Center.

Dr. Joanna Regulska, Rutgers’ vice president for international and global affairs, said the reception helped foster social relationships and ease culture shock for these scholars.



Geography Ph.D. Student Wins Junior Fellowship for Wildlife Conservation

James Lickfield, GAIA Centers Public Relations Associate
October 20, 2014

Earlier this month, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) awarded Rutgers Ph.D. student Diya Paul a Junior Research Fellowship for her dissertation titled, “Widening the constituency for wildlife conservation: Unintended conservation spaces in forests outside protected areas in India.”


Two Rutgers Faculty Receive IIE Funding for Transformative Leadership Course in Africa

October 8, 2014


On October 7, 2104, IIE Carnegie African Diaspora Program announced two Rutgers faculty as the recipients of the Carnegie African Diaspora Program (ADF) funding.

Center for African Studies (CAS) director Dr. Osseina Alidou and women’s and gender studies professor Dr. Abena Busia join a team of experts from the University of Ghana, Accra (Ghana), the Center for Gender and Social Policy Studies at Obafemi Awolwo University, the University of Gamibia, Osun State (Nigeria), Taubman University (Liberia), and UNESCO for the collaborative Gender and Transformative Leadership Program. ADF funding will make it possible for Rutgers faculty to participate in curriculum design meetings and ultimately effect positive social change through education.



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