CIBER Faculty Opportunity in India and China

The UW-Madison Center for International Business Education and Research or CIBER will co-sponsor two Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs, in India and China, and will pay registration costs for one UW system faculty or academic staff with teaching responsibilities to participate in each program. Participants are responsible for their own international airfare and incidentals. CIBER funding is intended to support applicants with limited experience in the region. Each program will be held in January 2010.

1)    The India FDIB program will be held January 4 –15, 2010. This program has been designed for faculty from business, foreign languages, and international studies to provide the participants an in-depth understanding and insights into various aspects of life in an emerging country. Participants in this program visit New Delhi and Agra, India. Visit the University of Connecticut CIBER Web site for details about the India FDIB.

2)    The China FDIB program will take place from January 3-15, 2010. The program compares the dynamic growth of China’s two leading economic regions – the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta – and explores China’s transformation from a planned economy to a globally competitive market oriented economy. Faculty will meet with entrepreneurs, business executives, and government officials who make this growth happen and visit cultural sites, universities, and companies to develop a framework for the past and present. Participants visit Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. Visit the University of Colorado-Denver CIBER Web site to learn more about the China FDIB.

Applications for UW-Madison CIBER funding to attend either of these programs are due by Friday, October 2, 2009. To apply, please send an abbreviated CV and a cover letter indicating which program you are interested in attending and explaining your interest in the program and how its content might benefit your courses and/or research to For more information on these programs, please contact Suzanne Dove, CIBER outreach director, at or (608) 265-4938.

Reminder: Applications for CIBER funding for the Vietnam FDIB are due by Monday, September 14, 2009 (9:00 a.m. CDT). For more details, please visit the Vietnam FDIB Web site.