IU’s China Gateway office connects students with employers in Shanghai and Beijing

Since opening two years ago, Indiana University’s global gateway office in Beijing has actively supported Hoosier academic activities and partnerships across China and has met the needs of a rapidly expanding number of IU alumni there. Indiana University is one of six universities that created a career fair for Chinese students and graduates seeking job […]

IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages successfully launches inaugural program in China

Guest post courtesy of Alicia Swihart of the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages: Bright and early on Saturday, June 7, nine Indiana high school students departed for Hangzhou, China, with Stephanie Goetz, managing director of the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages. Coming from several of the top schools in Indiana, including Carmel […]

IU President McRobbie is headed to Asia, where the university has many friends

It’s been said that if you want to learn more about yourself, Google your name. Indiana University’s official news release about President Michael McRobbie’s trip to Japan, China, Vietnam and Singapore includes many more interesting details about the university’s connections with this important region of the world. I encourage you to check in regularly at […]

After nearly 45 years, Singapore businessman returns to campus and likes what he sees

It’s a long way from Singapore to Bloomington, Indiana, and it must have seemed an even further divide 47 years ago, when Wai Keung Cheng first stepped on to the Indiana University Bloomington campus. “Going away to college in 1967 was my first ever trip overseas. I was a young man of 17 years, making my […]

Asian Culture Center marks its 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago, after a decade of efforts to better promote Asian culture at Indiana University Bloomington, a new home on the campus was established where Asian Pacific American students, faculty and staff could gather, along with students from around the world. In October 1998, the IU Asian Culture Center — the first of its […]

New global engagement and partnerships, starting today in Seoul, South Korea

Today, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie kicked off a 15-day visit to East Asia with meetings Monday with South Korean higher education leaders and a reception for new students in Seoul, South Korea. McRobbie signed a renewal agreement between IU and Ewha Womans University, one of Korea’s top research universities as recognized by Leiden […]

Vision decades ago leads to 50 years of success for East Asian Languages and Cultures

Indiana University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures recently marked its 50th anniversary with guest lectures and remembrances. They reminded us of how others’ long-range views have created a foundation for further success in the 21st century. EALC alumni, faculty, students and guests from across the Bloomington campus gathered on April 4 for a […]

On the scene in Beijing

Since opening an office in Beijing nearly 16 months ago, Indiana University’s Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business has “become a part of the regular community of scholars and stakeholders in China and a normal part of the conversation.” “We possibly could have done it without an office in China, but it would have […]