News by Topic: Global Engagement
July 29, 2020
The Biberaj Foundation Inc. announces a $1.1 million scholarship for 40 RIT Kosovo students
The Biberaj Foundation Inc. announced a new academic scholarship, in the amount of $1,160,000, for 40 students to study to obtain a bachelor’s degree at RIT Kosovo/American University in Kosovo Foundation. Preference will be given to students interested in science, technology, engineering, math, and journalism concentrations.
July 14, 2020
Zooming with German university to talk cars and automotive technology
A study abroad experience for RIT’s College of Engineering Technology (CET) students took place over Zoom when the class connected with peers from Hochschule Mittweida University of Applied Sciences in central Germany.
July 9, 2020
Josh Owen named director of RIT’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Josh Owen, an internationally renowned designer, author and faculty-researcher who has led RIT’s industrial design program to national prominence since coming to the university a decade ago, has been named the new director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies and the Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design.
June 30, 2020
RIT offers AR tours for prospective students
Prospective students who may be thinking of attending RIT can now take a campus tour from their home with a new mobile app that features augmented reality with 360-degree videos.
June 25, 2020
Donathan Brown selected to serve as Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador
Donathan Brown, assistant provost and assistant vice president for faculty diversity and recruitment, is one of 13 scholars nationwide selected to serve in the latest cohort of the Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassadors program. Brown will serve a two-year stint in the program designed to increase the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program’s visibility nationwide and expand the diversity of future participants.
June 18, 2020
Kamal Shahrabi named RIT Kosovo’s new president
RIT Kosovo’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Kamal Shahrabi as RIT Kosovo’s new president on Monday, June 1. Shahrabi has served as the dean of faculty since 2018, as an interim president since 2019, and will assume RIT Kosovo’s top post on July 1.
June 4, 2020
RIT Rallies: Biotechnology alumnus helping Bolivia respond to COVID-19 pandemic
Mohammed Mostajo-Radji ’11 (biotechnology) was appointed as Bolivia’s first ambassador for science, technology and innovation in February. He is typically based out of Silicon Valley, helping to encourage technology investment in Bolivia. But on March 19 he flew back home at the request of Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Áñez, to help coordinate his country’s efforts to combat COVID-19’s spread.
May 26, 2020
RIT medical illustration graduate wins Fulbright teaching assistantship
Victoria Maung ’20 MFA (medical illustration) is capping her college career with a Fulbright grant that will give her an international experience and a connection to her Southeast Asian roots. With the help of RIT Global, Maung, won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach high school in Malaysia.
May 12, 2020
RIT joins Public Interest Technology University Network
RIT is among 15 colleges and universities that have joined the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN), a program of the think-tank New America. The network unites colleges and universities committed to building the field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.
April 29, 2020
Students on RIT’s international campuses unite through music, cooking, comedy
Students on RIT’s international campuses in Dubai, Kosovo and Croatia became united during this time of social distancing for an online Global Campus Session, organized by the Student Government presidents of each campus.
April 6, 2020
RIT leads regional response to ventilator shortage, creating prototype to aid coronavirus fight
RIT is leading an effort involving local companies and healthcare experts to produce a prototype ventilator designed to help meet the continuing surge of respiratory cases as a result of the coronavirus.
February 28, 2020
Student Spotlight: International student studies at three RIT campuses through global scholars program
In the past four years, fourth-year international business student Ioana Ifrim has studied at three different RIT campuses around the world. She has been a student at RIT Dubai, RIT Croatia in Zagreb and the RIT campus in Rochester.