Center for International Business Education and Research
Temple University’s Fox School of Business created a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in October 2002, thanks to a four year grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Because of its excellence in academic research, curriculum development and outreach programs in international business, Temple CIBER, housed in The Institute of Global Management, Fox School of Business, has been renewed twice more with funding through Fall 2014.
“This highly competitive CIBER grant confirms the significant advances we have made to expand the depth and reach of The Fox School’s international business programs and research, and it recognizes the many achievements of our CIBER,” Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat said.
“We look forward to the center continuing as a catalyst for international business, research and education within the Temple community and the region.”
Temple CIBER has supported extensive research, including an annual international business research forum and the publication of the Journal of International Management, business outreach, developing international business faculty within Temple and in community colleges and minority serving institutions in the region. Temple CIBER also created and manages international study abroad and student exchange partnerships with schools in France, Ireland, Mexico, and Ghana.
The mission of the Temple CIBER is to promote greater involvement in international business activities by academic institutions, business firms, and small and medium size enterprises in the Eastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware region. Temple is one of only 33 Universities in the nation to receive this highly competitive grant.
The Temple CIBER promotes competitiveness of area businesses in the global marketplace through trade education, further developing the international content of the Fox School curriculum, supporting research in areas of international business, offering language and culture exposure, as well as overseas work and study experiences for Fox School students.
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER program links the manpower and information needs of U.S. business with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the U.S.
33 universities were designated as centers that serve as regional and national resources to business, students, and academics. Together, the CIBERs form a powerful network focused on improving American competitiveness and providing comprehensive service and programs that help U.S. business succeed in global markets.