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 19, 2021
Beacon Education announces partnership with RIT
Beacon Education, the world’s largest provider of online graduate degrees to China, is excited to announce its newest partnership with RIT, beginning with Saunders College of Business and the online MS in business analytics program.
January 15, 2021
RIT around the world
A look at RIT's global campuses.
December 18, 2020
Dubrovnik Beer Company teams up with RIT to produce pre-prohibition lager
The Dubrovnik Times features a project between RIT Croatia students and a local brewery.
December 14, 2020
Faculty from four RIT campuses collaborate to teach global business class
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted education at all levels across the globe, but Professor Zhi Tang said that one silver lining is that it has made people more comfortable with remote teaching and learning tools, opening the doors for new virtual intercultural experiences.
December 11, 2020
Debbie Stendardi reflects on outstanding career as governmental affairs advocate
Debbie Stendardi, who retires as vice president of Government and Community Relations at the end of the year, leaves an indelible mark on both RIT and the Greater Rochester region—both of which she has advanced considerably through her advocacy efforts for more than four decades. In a far-ranging interview, the unassuming Stendardi reflected on her longtime career and widespread impact.
December 8, 2020
Vanessa J. Herman named vice president for Government and Community Relations
RIT has selected Vanessa J. Herman, a higher education veteran, as its new vice president for Government and Community Relations. Herman, currently serving as assistant vice president for government and community relations at Pace University, was chosen after a national search. She begins her RIT duties on Jan. 4, 2021.
November 23, 2020
RIT's study abroad experiences continue on virtually despite travel restrictions
When Carla Stebbins redesigned the health systems management MS degree, she included a culminating travel course in Sweden for her students to observe a different approach to health care. Stebbins, program director, built the online hybrid program to educate health care leaders to navigate a quickly changing field and widen their perspective. Even though COVID-19 canceled the trip, Stebbins found a solution
November 16, 2020
International graduate students look forward to joining RIT campus community
RIT’s annual celebration of graduate research begins this week with an online platform that reflects the new normal during COVID-19. The virtual symposium also expands the content to an audience of international graduate students who started their programs from their home countries.
November 13, 2020
RIT celebrates graduate student research with weeklong virtual symposium Nov. 16-20
RIT will celebrate graduate research during the 13th annual Graduate Education Week and Showcase: A Vision into the Future. The virtual event—Nov. 16 to 20—creates a platform for sharing and exchanging ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pre-recorded and live presentations, demonstrations, visual exhibitions, and an alumni panel discussion.
November 2, 2020
Virtual intercultural experiences bring students from RIT’s campuses across the globe together
International travel restrictions due to the coronavirus have been an obstacle to study abroad opportunities this fall, but RIT has found creative ways to provide students virtual intercultural experiences instead.
October 26, 2020
RIT international campuses open doors to ‘remote start’ students
Many of RIT’s international students who were accepted at the Rochester campus but were unable to get to the U.S. because of travel and visa restrictions have found enrollment alternatives and connections to classmates at all the university’s campuses.
October 19, 2020
Faculty-researcher sees COVID-19 unfold from global perspective while on sabbatical at UNICEF
While the pandemic touched RIT locally, Ruben Proano, associate professor of industrial engineering, saw it from a global perspective, as part of a year-long sabbatical at UNICEF in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work extended ongoing research on making the vaccine market more affordable and profitable.