USC is a global university and a leader in international education with a diverse body of international students and a worldwide alumni network. USC prepares students to thrive in the global marketplace by emphasizing research, study abroad and service learning opportunities that span countries and continents.
The USC Rossier School of Education is launching a new dual master’s degree program to help address the growing demand for bilingual education teachers in Chinese, Korean and other languages.
The World Master’s in Language Teaching program, to begin this fall will bring USC Rossier together with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
The USC Price School of Public Policy, through its Office of Global Engagement, established a memorandum of understanding with the Mexican state of Sonora.
The pact promotes policy dialogues between faculty and government leaders, leading to joint research on areas like immigration, border trade, climate change, public health and sustainable development.
“This agreement with Sonora is an excellent opportunity to increase the Price School’s global impact, especially in a region that is so important to the U.S. politically and economically,” said Angela McCracken, director of USC’s Mexico office. “The Price School is engaging deeply with Mexico through consulting, research collaboration and training.”
On April 10, Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel was in Shenzhen, China, the guest of honor at the inauguration of a new research institute that bears his name. The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen, a prestigious university in a major biotech city, is now home to the Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology.
Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the holder of the Dana and David Dornsife Chair in Chemistry, has been involved with the university since 2014, spending about one week a year there giving public lectures and research presentations.
On Friday, February 3, 2017, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering welcomed a delegation of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar from Thuringia, Germany. Among the delegation of 13 was Dean Hans-Joachim Bargstädt, and Wolfgang Tiefensee, former Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development under Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. Tiefensee is currently the State Minister of Economy, Science and the Digital Society. The visiting school’s delegation met with Viterbi administrators, including Vice Dean Raghu Raghavendra to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that signifies the two schools working to “enlarge and broaden cooperation and establish collaboration on further academic and research related development activities.”