Do you know that RIT is a parent university to three other schools around the world?
U.S. Business School in Prague (USBSIP) in Prague, Czech Republic
American College of Management and Technology(ACMT) in Dubrovnik, Croatia
(Take some time and browse the Web sites. A special congratulations to American University in Kosovo…the new Web site looks great!)
This is a picture of the new ACMT building in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The Web site has other pictures as well (beautiful ones of the surrounding city and sea).
Most of the RIT community knows about these schools, and that there is a study abroad program available (though no RIT student has ventured to Kosovo quite yet.) But really, until I completed research about the program and colleges themselves, I never realized the real relationship between RIT and each school.
Acedemic calendars are the same. Many RIT professors teach overseas at the colleges. RIT President Dr. Albert Simone presents diplomas to graduates in Dubrovnik. The schools aren’t just “closely tied” with RIT, they are a part of RIT.
Public relations is much different at these universities than here at RIT. We have a large staff here at University News, and maybe we all take it for granted sometimes. Each school is making great progress and deserves recognition in the community. Hopefully as these “child” schools mature and grow, their public relations departments will as well. Until then, University News will do what we can to bring students and faculty abroad the recognition they deserve.