The University of Minnesota was awarded a $1.5 million Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to establish a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the Carlson School to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. The University is one of three new CIBER centers added to the network, which now totals 33. Located at higher-education institutions nationwide, the centers serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels.
In the 2010-2014 cycle CIBER will focus on three key themes: emerging markets, environmental sustainability, and less-commonly taught languages. The U of M CIBER serves businesses and educators in Minnesota and is expected to become a resource for Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Its activities will include:
Created by Congress in 1988 and 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 United States business community with international education, language training and research capacities of universities across the country. For information on CIBER, visit www.ciberweb.msu.edu/.
Academic Director, CIBER
Associate Dean of Global Initiatives, Ecolab-Pierson M. Grieve Chair in International Marketing
"Business outreach and collaboration with companies on international issues have long been a hallmark of the Carlson School of Management. CIBER will build on and leverage what we're already doing to further benefit companies, educational institutions, and other units within the University."