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ongoing collaborative research between scholars in Buffalo and India, and to assist Amrita in building research capacity.
IE: As recently at 2010, the University

at Buffalo opened a Confucius Institute with the Office of the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), and Capital Normal University in Beijing. What are the goals of the Confucius Institute and how will it give back to the local community?

lated research and teaching. For this reason, UB has been one of the leading recipients of grant funding from the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. This is a tribute to our outstanding Canadian-American Studies Committee, which oversees this activity.
IE: Does the University at Buffalo have

national opportunities for our faculty, as internationalizing faculty is essential to internationalizing the student experience and the institution as a whole.
IE: UB has a prominent place among U.S.

any future strategic international partnerships that have recently begun or will soon be launched?

institutions enrolling the largest number of international students. What are the benefits of these students to the university, and how do you make them a resource for the campus?
TRIPATHI: We are proud of our success

Institute at UB is to promote and support the teaching of Chinese language and culture in K–12 schools throughout Western New York. Enhancing our engagement with our larger community—a guiding principle for the university more broadly—is the chief objective of this initiative. A secondary goal is to strengthen the teaching of Chinese language at UB and to develop a graduate-level program for teachers of Chinese that will enable them to gain New York Certification in Mandarin. Ultimately, many more schools in Western New York will be able to offer Mandarin, and many more students will learn the language.
IE: How does the University at Buffalo’s geographic proximity to Canada allow the university to participate in U.S.Canada higher education collaboration? Has your location been an asset in working more with Canadian institutions or improving U.S.-Canadian studies as an academic field? TRIPATHI: By all means. This extraordinary geographical advantage enables UB to maintain extensive formal and informal ties with institutions and colleagues throughout Canada, and particularly Ontario and Quebec. UB and our partner York University in Toronto have helped launch a network of 13 research universities on both sides of the border. Canada offers unique opportunities for comparative studies and analysis across a vast range of fields. UB not only has many faculty members who come from Canada but also many faculty engaged in Canada-reINTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR M A R + A P R . 12

TRIPATHI: The mission of the Confucius

T R I PAT H I : One of our key strategic

partners is also our closest partner geographically. Brock University, only 30 miles away in the Niagara Region of Ontario, is partnering with UB on what will be our first joint international degree program—a master of arts in Canadian-American studies to be taught jointly at both campuses and at locations on the border, including the Peace Bridge connecting Buffalo and Fort Erie, Ontario. This program, which is undergoing approval processes with educational authorities on both sides of the border, is anticipated to launch next academic year.

IE: Several years ago, you oversaw the development of a strategic plan for UB’s internationalization. What has the implementation of that plan involved? What are some of the goals that UB has achieved in this process? TRIPATHI: The university-wide task group that developed the strategic plan made a large number of recommendations respecting the internationalization of the student experience, our faculty and the institution itself. Our Council on International Studies and Programs, a longstanding advisory committee with representation from across the university, took up the task of overseeing implementation of many of the plan’s recommendations. It worked with the deans and a variety of subcommittees tasked with the implementation of various parts of the plan. One aim was to leverage UB’s large international enrollment and extensive experience delivering overseas programs to expand internationalization at home. We recognized the need to internationalize the curriculum and provide more inter-

in recruiting outstanding international students from around the world. Having been one of the first public research universities in the U.S. to develop a fully integrated international recruitment and enrollment management program, UB continues to strive to attract the best and brightest students from more than 110 countries— despite rapidly increasing competition from institutions both here and abroad. As I noted earlier, the strategic internationalization plan recommended that UB finds ways to take advantage of the great resource that is our international students. International students are integral to our intellectual environment, and make major contributions to our research and educational endeavors. In keeping with our plan, we are also developing more programs to bring international and domestic students together in mutually beneficial ways. For example, as one major element of a cross-disciplinary experiential learning initiative for our undergraduate students, we have created a Global Perspectives Academy—a diverse community of students and faculty that is focused on fostering crosscultural dialogue and collaboration while enhancing campus understanding of international affairs and global challenges. Across the university, we are focused on providing our international students with increased opportunities to share their unique experiences and perspectives—not only in the classroom but beyond. Our local students will benefit even further from this enhanced interaction, as will our campus community as a whole. IE
ELAINA LOVELAND is editor-in-chief of IE.

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International Educator - March/April 2012
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From the Editors
In Brief
Voices: University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi
Overcoming Chaos
Degrees of Distinction
Macalester College
Foreign Student Affairs
A View from Out Here
In Focus
Language Supplement
The language of Business
Launching Pad: Community College Programs
Intensive English Language Directory
Intensive Foreign Language Directory
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