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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs


The GAIA Centers Welcome New Director of Global Programs and Relations

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Please join us in welcoming our new Director of Global Programs and Relations, Rick H. Lee, to the GAIA Centers on Monday, April 13, 2015.

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Rutgers Selected by U.S. Department of State to Host Mandela Washington Fellows

April 3, 2015

Rutgers is proud to announce that it has been selected as a “Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders” partner for the second year in a row. On June 19, 2015, Rutgers will welcome 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging civic leaders for a six-week academic and leadership institute.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities.  Fellows are young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who have a proven record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, or communities. 

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University of Sao Paulo Comes to Rutgers

March 26, 2015

University of Sao Paulo president Marco Antonio Zago and international cooperation vice president Raul Machado-Neto visited Rutgers on March 23–24, 2015, to meet with President Barchi and representatives from the GAIA Centers, SEBS, Arts and Sciences, and RBHS to discuss areas for continued or additional collaboration. Richard Edwards, executive vice president for academic affairs, and Christopher Malloy, senior vice president for research and economic development, also met with the visitors. 

Rutgers received the Senator Paul Simon Award for comprehensive internationalization at a ceremony in Washington DC in November 2014

Senator Robert Menendez Officially Congratulates Rutgers on Simon Award Win

March 4, 2015

In the February 23, 2015 Congressional Record, Senator Robert Menendez officially recognized Rutgers and the GAIA Centers for winning the 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization from NAFSA: The Association of International Educators. Menendez outlined several recent international achievements, including Rutgers' particiaption in the Washington Mandela Fellowship for Young African Leaders and the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program, and the imrpessive number of Fulbright grants received by Rutgers' students and scholars.

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From Fulbright to Lifetime Achievement Award

February 23, 2015

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

February 10, 2015

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

January 26, 2015

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

January 15, 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.

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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.