National Organization

Center for International Business Education and Research

Duke University's
Fuqua School of Business
Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708-0120 USA

Tel: +1.919.660.7654
Fax: +1.919.660.7769

Email: ciber@fuqua.duke.edu

Fedex only address:
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0104

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) program was created by the United States Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 in order to increase and promote America's capacity for international understanding and economic competitiveness. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965 through a grant program.

The program provides funding to schools of business for curriculum development, research, and training on issues of importance to U.S. trade and competitiveness. Currently, there are 33 CIBERs located at major universities throughout the United States. Many CIBERs form consortiums and collaborate on outreach projects important to their centers.

The need for language learning, international understanding, and a greater number of individuals in the field has become increasingly important for U.S. competitiveness, national security, and global peace. The CIBER program endeavors to strengthen our nation on all such fronts.

CIBER Mandates

  • Interdisciplinary programs which incorporate foreign language, international studies, and training into business, finance, management communications systems, and other professional curricula
  • Initiatives which provide business and finance instruction, management communication systems, and other professional training for foreign language and international studies faculty and degree candidates
  • Programs, such as intensive language programs, available to members of the business community and other professionals, which are designed to develop and enhance international skills, awareness, and expertise
  • Collaborative programs, activities, or research involving other institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, professional associations, businesses, firms, or a combination thereof, to promote the development of international skills, awareness, and expertise among current and prospective members of the business community
  • Research designed to strengthen and improve the international aspects of business and professional education and to promote integrated curricula
  • Research designed to promote the international competitiveness of American businesses and firms, including those not currently active in international trade