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GTI Congratulates Our 2022 Graduates

The Global Training Initiative team includes several graduates who have persevered through some challenging years to complete their degrees of study. These student workers have...

NC State Rises In Global Impact Ranking

NC State University is among the top 200 universities in the world for global sustainable impact, according to the Times Higher Education’s 2022 Impact Rankings that measure university contributions to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  NC State first participated in the Impact Rankings last year, finishing in the top 300 globally. This year’s rise to the…

GEARS Virtual Poster Presentation Winners: Winter 2022

During Winter 2022, the Global Training Initiative matched 100 students with mentoring professors at various North Carolina universities for this years virtual Global Education, Academics...

2022 University Global Partnership Network Conference Highlights Sustainability Efforts

From March 14-24, over 400 faculty, staff and students from the universities of the University of Surrey (U.K.), University of Wollongong (Australia), the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) and NC State participated in this year’s virtual 2022 University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) conference. Senior Vice Provost, Dr. Bailian Li, was the chair of this year’s conference…

The International Festival Celebrates Diversity

The fifth annual International Festival highlights NC State’s diversity and multiculturalism. The International Festival is a partnership event supported by the Office of International Services, the Office of Global Engagement, Student Government, Student Leadership and Engagement, and Multicultural Student Affairs. The International Festival was started in 2017 by two NC State students “to show that we value…

NC State Expands Exchanges with Saudi Arabia

What started as a research collaboration between two computer science scholars nearly 10 years ago is now the foundation for a series of research and academic exchanges between NC State University and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Professor George Rouskas, director of graduate programs for NC State’s Department of Computer Science, has already co-authored…

2022 Winter Data Science Awards

NC State’s Global Training Initiative has awarded three students the “Academic Excellence Award” from the recently completed online winter data science program. About 30 students...

Far From Home

Like many other recent high school graduates, Faisal Algedaani enjoys video games, anime and is a fan of Spiderman. Unlike many teens his age, he recently moved more than 6,700 miles from Saudi Arabia to Raleigh as part of a foundation year program hosted by NC State’s Intensive English Program (IEP) and Global Training Initiative (GTI).…