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.
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.
September 24, 2021
Registration open for worldwide Mechanics Institute virtual conference
Registration is open for Mechanics’ Institutes Worldwide 2021, a free virtual conference on Oct. 15 honoring the 200th anniversary of the founding of the first Mechanics Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. RIT's Corinna Schlombs and Liz Call will virtually join experts from around the world as they share knowledge on the start of the Mechanics’ Institute movement in the 19th century and what the movement represents today.
September 10, 2021
RIT working to support Afghan scholars who have evacuated their country
In the wake of the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan and the Afghan government’s collapse, RIT is collaborating with universities, nonprofits, and governmental agencies to support students and scholars who have evacuated the country or are attempting still to leave.
August 24, 2021
Fall marks the return of in-person global education experiences for RIT students
Dozens of RIT students are once again crisscrossing the globe this year for in-person international education experiences. Thirteen students from RIT’s global campuses and 11 students from RIT’s international exchange partners came to study at RIT’s campus in Rochester this fall. Meanwhile, 16 students from RIT’s Rochester campus have headed off for study abroad experiences across the world.
August 23, 2021
RIT receives Peace Corps Prep designation
RIT has received the “Peace Corps Prep” designation, enabling its students to take certain classes to better prepare them for service in the Peace Corps upon graduation. RIT is the first university in Western New York to receive the designation, and the fifth in the state.
August 20, 2021
Progress on track despite pandemic, Munson says
Students, faculty, and staff are starting a new year during a continuing global pandemic. But that’s not stopping the momentum of student success, research, fundraising, and building projects designed to make RIT even better. That was just part of the message RIT President David Munson told the university community this morning at his annual President’s Address.
July 25, 2021
RIT Dubai: Building a culture of innovation
Gulf News features RIT Dubai's new state-of-the-art campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis.
June 25, 2021
Collaboration between RIT and St. Xavier’s College focuses on homelessness
RIT and St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India, are partnering to provide training and scholarship in global behavioral health.
June 24, 2021
A stronger global presence
The Rochester Beacon talks to Paul Keller, director of international enrollment, about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on international student enrollment.
June 10, 2021
Bob Barbato, Saunders College professor and former department chair, retires from RIT after 42 years
Professor Bob Barbato joined RIT in 1979. Since then, he has taught courses in leadership, entrepreneurship, and business ethics in more than seven countries–first taking his wife and kids with him to Ethiopia on a Fulbright scholarship, and then to RIT’s international campuses in Kosovo, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Beijing, and Dubai.
June 8, 2021
Proposals wanted for Scotland’s Mechanics Institute virtual conference
A celebration honoring the 200th anniversary of the founding of the first Mechanics Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland, will include a virtual conference this fall. RIT Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Ellen Granberg serves on the international advisory committee for Mechanics’ Institutes Worldwide 2021, and is encouraging RIT faculty to submit paper proposals.