One in 10 University of Iowa undergraduate students is Chinese and interest continues to grow. Part of this interest is fueled by Chinese President Xi Jingpin's long-standing relationship with the state of Iowa and Gov. Terry Branstad, as well as UI's reputation for academic excellence and the friendly, welcoming community.
Kurt Heiar, entrepreneur in residence in UI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, spent part of his summer in Greece helping teach would-be entrepreneurs who want to start their own business in response to the country's ongoing economic crisis how to get their businesses off the ground.
A recent study ranks the University of Iowa No. 5 in the country in terms of communicating and serving prospective international students online in the 2014-15 academic year.
Maya Ramaswamy and Josie Rudolphi, two students in the UI College of Public Health, are conducting a research study involving tea plantation workers in a hill region in South India. Their research goal: to improve production methods and workers' quality of life.
The Tippie College of Business offers workshops at the start of each semester to help faculty and staff learn to pronounce the name of their students from China. The workshops are designed to help the students feel more welcome at UI.
A burgeoning enrollment of students from China is bringing changes and a new perspective to the Tippie College of Business.