The last few weeks have provided an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come with our global campuses and more broadly, with our aspirations to internationalize our educational experience. In Zagreb, Croatia we dedicated a new educational space to serve the growing number of students enrolling in international business and information technology at our RIT/ACMT campus. Back in New York, our campus served as host for more than 20 visiting faculty from Malmӧ University (Sweden) for our first joint symposium on urban sustainability and the transformation of post-industrial cities. The following week we hosted 14 senior administrators from Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Japan) to celebrate 20 years of partnership. Meanwhile, deeper exchange partnerships are being forged with universities in China, Peru, and Africa. It is increasingly apparent that our commitment to internationalizing our university is not just word play but rather is manifest in our experiential nature.
Here is my October update.
Jeremy Haefner, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rochester Institute of Technology