Oct 24 • 3 min read

Temple University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), housed within the Fox School of Business, has secured an additional four years of federal funding. This represents the fifth such grant for CIBER, a fixture at Temple since its inception in 2002.

Temple is one of only 15 such centers in the country to receive this prestigious U.S. Department of Education grant. Out of the field of other highly regarded internationally-focused business schools, Temple was the only university in the northeast region to receive funding.

“With five CIBER grants so far, this cements the position of the Fox School and Temple University at the apex of International Business programs in the world,” says Dr. Ram Mudambi, principal researcher of Temple CIBER. “Our program continues to excel in all realms of International Business, from innovative programs to cutting-edge research focusing on both the world and our Philadelphia backyard, working with a global network of researchers as well as with U.S. government and our local Mayor’s office.”

Executive Director and Principal Investigator Dr. Kevin Fandl worked to ensure that the grant benefits recipients across the university and throughout the region. “We coordinated with several schools outside of Fox to identify opportunities to create synergies around international business and language access. Thanks to this grant, both students and faculty will have broader access to the many international programs available at Temple, including global immersions, faculty development in international business seminars, online language training, and a new podcast series meant to generate new interest in international business issues.”

The grant allows for continued external partnerships between Temple CIBER and the Philadelphia U.S. Export Assistance Center, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, among others, and with local community colleges.

“Our partnerships are integral in being able to afford our faculty and students the opportunity to learn from a valuable international community and to share our knowledge with them, both at home and abroad,” says Ronald Anderson, interim dean of the Fox School of Business and School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

About the Program

The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the U.S. business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country. The 15 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels. This grant program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74-86 and 97-99.

About the Fox School of Business at Temple University

Established in 1918 and celebrating its centennial, the Fox School of Business at Temple University is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the Philadelphia region and among the largest in the world, with more than 9,000 students, more than 220 full-time faculty and more than 60,000 alumni around the globe.

The Fox School has a proud tradition of delivering innovative, entrepreneurial programs for the past 100 years. With facilities that provide access to market-leading technologies, the school fosters a collaborative and creative learning environment. Coupled with its leading student services, the Fox School ensures that its graduates are fully prepared to enter the real-world job market.

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