Global Gateway Network expands international opportunities for the IU community

With facilities around the globe, the establishment of the IU Global Gateway Network marks a milestone in the university’s international engagement. The offices offer the IU community access to services and resources to help them advance their academic and professional interests in the countries or regions that the offices serve.

The China and India Gateways opened in Beijing and New Delhi in 2014. The Europe Gateway opened in Berlin in 2015 and the Mexico Gateway opened in Mexico City in 2018.

How the Gateway Offices Support the IU Community

Each Global Gateway helps IU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and partners advance their academic and professional interests in the country or region which it serves by providing:

  • A high quality, IU-branded space for hosting workshops, mini-conferences, receptions, and meetings; or to use as a base for study abroad programs or personal research
  • Resident staff to share advice, connections, and provide logistical support
  • Expert knowledge and contacts to help develop and support research, curricular programs, and other initiatives.

The facilities are managed by an academic director and an in-country director. Members of the IU community can request use of meeting rooms, offices, and other spaces at a facility by completing a request-for-use form.

Seed Funding for Activities at the Gateway Offices

IU's Office of the Vice President for International Affairs will match up to $5,000 in commitments from other IU units (e.g., departments, schools, campuses) for activities at the gateway offices. Preference will be given to applications that build on existing IU institutional partnerships in the country where the office is located (and elsewhere), that involve collaborative activities likely to be sustained and enhanced in the future, and that advance strategic international goals of other IU units as well as the IU International Strategic Plan. Interested applicants should complete the application for seed funding.

General Questions about the IU Global Gateway Network

Alexander (Ally) Batten
Director of International Gateway Offices
Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
abatten@iu.edu
Phone: (812) 856-1328

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