Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
SDSU CIBER is a national center of excellence funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. One of 15 centers nationwide, our center was one of the first five established in 1989 and assists in linking workforce and information needs of U.S. business with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the U.S. The Center is located in Fowler College of Business as part of the Center for Advancing Global Business and collaborates with colleges and universities throughout the world.
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In 2018, SDSU CIBER was re-designated a national Center of Excellence and is proud to present initiatives to link the workforce and information needs of U.S. business with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the U.S.
With this designation as a national center of excellence, SDSU CIBER is one of only 15 centers nationwide and one of two located in California. Its activities include providing grants to fund faculty research and opportunities for students to study abroad; outreach and development programs for the business community; training programs for language and business faculty from institutions across the country; and a variety of innovative activities which impact interdisciplinary education in the U.S. and further the CIBER mandate to enhance U.S. business competitiveness worldwide.
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 US 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 the international education, language training and research capacities of universities across the country. CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels.
Each CIBER organizes a variety of activities to advance the study and teaching of international business and to support applied research on United States' competitiveness in the global marketplace.
CIBERs work collaboratively with each other, with other departments and disciplines within their universities, other colleges and universities regionally and nationally, government and trade councils, professional associations and businesses.