News by Topic: Global Engagement
With international campuses located in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, along with numerous study abroad, international research opportunities, and faculty-led excursions, RIT maintains a strong global network, giving students and faculty the chance expand their horizons across the world.
January 24, 2022
RIT launches online Master of Architecture degree
RIT today announced the official launch of its online Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree. RIT’s new online degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and is being offered in partnership with 2U Inc., the parent company of global online learning platform edX.
January 10, 2022
Unsure of Which College to Pick? How About RIT in Croatia?
Inside Higher Ed features the RIT European Post-High School Semester program.
December 17, 2021
RIT launches European Post-High School Semester program to ease college transition
High school graduates who seek a self-reflection opportunity before fully deciding on and entering into college have a new alternative through RIT. The RIT European Post-High School Semester program allows recent high school graduates to use Dubrovnik, Croatia, as their home base while they take classes, conduct research, embark on excursions across Europe, and build friendships and mentorships along the way.
December 16, 2021
RIT/NTID multilingual platform World Around You earns 2022 Zero Project award
World Around You, a multilingual platform created by a team at NTID, is a Zero Project 2022 award recipient for its work to improve accessibility. The platform is one of only 76 awardees from 35 countries for the Innovative Practices and Policies prizes.
December 7, 2021
Team completes international aural heritage research and sound capture
Three researchers developed a set of tools using advanced augmented and virtual reality technology to preserve and replicate acoustics of historical venues. Their work was part of an international project bringing attention to the overlooked work in preserving aural heritage.
December 2, 2021
RIT Dubai hosts Sheikh Hamdan for the grand opening of new campus
RIT Dubai held a grand opening ceremony to dedicate its state-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis on Nov. 28. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, toured the facilities and inaugurated RIT Dubai’s new home designed for interactive learning along with RIT President David Munson, RIT Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration James Watters, and RIT Dubai President Yousef al Assaf.
November 12, 2021
RIT professors awarded State Department grant to help entrepreneurs in Jordan form circular economy businesses
A $250,000 grant from the U.S. State Department will fund a program led by RIT professors Clyde Hull and Eric Williams to help entrepreneurs in Jordan form circular economy businesses.
November 11, 2021
RIT’s International Education Week activities set to kick off
RIT will celebrate international education in all its forms during a wide-ranging series of events featuring invited speakers, informational sessions, cooking and dance workshops, gaming tournaments, and more. The university celebrates International Education Week from Nov. 12 to 19.
October 27, 2021
World Remanufacturing Conference brings industry thought leaders together virtually
More than 100 thought leaders and executives from around the world—including South Korea, Japan, and Europe—gathered virtually Oct. 20-21 for the RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference, which featured the latest information on emerging trends and issues of critical importance to the remanufacturing industry.
October 19, 2021
RIT/NTID project hopes to reduce global deaf literacy gap
Early childhood development professionals often face challenges when teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to read. A new project spearheaded by NTID is hoping to effectively bring literacy education to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.
October 5, 2021
International students who started at RIT remotely during the pandemic continue to thrive
More than 200 international students began their studies at RIT remotely in fall 2020, including 65 undergraduate students and 159 master’s students. RIT Admissions officials said the students have done remarkably well given the challenging circumstances, and 83 percent of those students are now studying at RIT’s campus in Henrietta.
September 28, 2021
Nippon Foundation awards NTID $500,000 grant for international partnership
A project spearheaded by NTID has received a $500,000 grant from the Nippon Foundation to create two Centers on Employment to support the education and employment of people who are deaf or hard of hearing in the Philippines and Vietnam.