July 2, 2015
Indiana University has announced its third international gateway office. Located in Berlin, the IU Europe Global Gateway office will serve as a home base for IU activities in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
The office is located in the Kreuzberg neighborhood, an international and cultural hub in the heart of Berlin. It is housed at the new CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange Global Institute - Berlin. CIEE will partner with IU on new initiatives. Professor Hannah Buxbaum, John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics at the IU Maurer School of Law will serve as academic director of the IU Europe Global Gateway. “Berlin is a tremendously exciting city,” she said, “and the Gateway will provide a wonderful base for IU faculty and students to expand their engagement in Germany and throughout Europe.”
Like IU's other Gateways near New Delhi, India, and Beijing, China, the IU Europe Global Gateway will support scholarly research and teaching, conferences and workshops, study abroad programs, distance learning initiatives, and alumni events.
Meeting space and technical resources will be available at the gateway office beginning on 15 August. Discussions are underway currently with the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs regarding initial programming at the Gateway including a speaker series and other events open to the public.
The facility includes an office suite for use by visiting faculty, students and staff. Through its partnership with CIEE, the Gateway will also provide access to a range of lecture, seminar and classroom spaces within the CIEE Global Institute. These include a 24-seat classroom and conference room with state-of-the-art videoconferencing that can be used for distance learning and professional meetings; lecture- and lab-style classrooms with up to 40 seats; and a flexible open space for receptions, concerts and other creative performances and lectures, holding up to 130 seats.