3. IU will establish a Global Gateway Network including five new gateway offices in the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and possibly Southeast Asia.
IU now has three gateway offices fully operational, in Beijing, New Delhi, and Berlin, with gateways in Mexico City and in Bangkok to open soon.
- The President’s International Research Award supports high-impact international collaborative research projects that engage one or more of IU’s Global Gateways and the communities they serve. As an example, this award funded a workshop addressing environmental contamination and remediation at the community level, held in the China Gateway office.
- Highlights of activities in the gateway offices include:
- A workshop at the China Gateway brought together physicists working on the BESIII Experiment (at the Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, China) and the GlueX Experiment (at Jefferson National Laboratory in Newport News, Virginia) to discuss a variety of overlapping interests.
- Researchers and scholars from IUPUI and a number of Chinese institutions gathered at the IU China Gateway for a half-day workshop to present and discuss cutting-edge research and practice on a range of technology areas including artificial intelligence and the “Internet of things,” and their applications to public safety and health.
- The Europe Gateway hosted a symposium on the future of global trade.
- A symposium on African artistic practices and new media was held at the Europe Gateway.
- The Europe Gateway also hosted a symposium on the problem of antisemitism and racism in the United States, with support from the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at IU.
- The India Gateway has been valuable in supporting new study abroad programs for IU students in informatics and computing and in public health, as well as supporting long-standing study abroad programs through the Kelley School of Business.
- A conference on English language education in Afghanistan was held at the India Gateway, assessing the impact of the teaching English as a second language program delivered by IU in partnership with Shaheed Rabbani Education University, and providing a chance for dialogue with key stakeholders in Afghanistan in English instruction.