Welcome to CIBER
Temple University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) has been renewed for another funding cycle and is currently implementing more than 70 events to improve U.S. competitiveness in the world marketplace and to produce globally competent students, faculty and staff. This year marks the fourth time Temple CIBER at the Fox School has received a grant from the Department of Education since the center’s inception in 2002 and is one of 17 such centers in the country.
The newly renewed proposal will help position U.S. interests to pivot to the growth markets of Asia, while remaining balanced in matured markets. In addition to enhancing programming in Japan and China, where Temple has a 30 year and nearly 20 year presence respectively, new programming will focus on emerging markets in Southeast Asia and India.
Through a series of programs such as conferences, seminars, and workshops, Temple CIBER has an important influence on the local K-12, academic and business communities.
“The renewal of this prestigious grant continues to affirm the Fox School’s vital role in producing cutting-edge international business research, promoting international ideas within our community and fostering worldwide learning among our students and faculty,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat. “Once again, the Fox School and Temple are being recognized as destinations for global engagement.”
The Fox School is host of the only CIBER in the greater Philadelphia region and also the only such center in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There are 3 CIBERs located in the northeastern United States.
Roughly 800,000 people flooded Philadelphia in late September for a visit from Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families, a global gathering of Catholics. So… now what? An event jointly sponsored by Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) and Temple’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) considered that very question. Gathering Philadelphia’s leading minds in tourism, international business, and government at its event, titled, “The World Meeting of Families is Gone: Now What?”, STHM and CIBER aimed to address how Philadelphia could leverage the international exposure and media focus it received from the World Meeting of Families in order to further its status as an elite host for future global events. “This was our finest hour and it can be again,” said Pat Ciarrocchi, the event’s keynote speaker and a longtime Philadelphia news anchor who covered the World Meeting of Families. “The World Meeting... Read more
Fox Design Challenge co-sponsored by CIBER
During the 2015 Fox DESIGNchallenge, Philadelphia students apply design thinking principles to address the question: How can we change our transit system and car culture to achieve the economic, social, and environmental dividends from a less auto-centric future?
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Dr. Ram Mudambi
Innovative research on International Management is a key component of the CIBER program. Each year, the CIBER team awards grants to applicants who demonstrate the ability to impact U.S. competitiveness, in additional to supporting ongoing major projects, including Program Director Dr. Ram Mudambi’s iBEGIN (iBEGIN, or International Business, Economic Geography and Innovation) project. Read more about IBEGIN.