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About the Program

The Center for Global Studies was founded in August 2010 after Penn State was awarded one of eleven highly competitive National Resource Center grants by the Department of Education.

Working across all major university units, our mission is to enhance Penn State’s recognition as a university known for excellent research, teaching, and outreach in global studies. Our goal is to create a truly cross-disciplinary center for the creative and innovative study of the many complex facets of globalization. We offer the university an impact-oriented vision for facilitating and coordinating faculty and student research, promoting globally-relevant graduate and undergraduate education (especially language skills), and introducing new outreach programs.

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Center for Global Studies receives grants of over $2 million for global programs

Oct 20, 2014

Center for Global Studies receives grants of over $2 million for global programs

The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at Penn State has recently been awarded two new federal grants that will help continue bringing together faculty and students from across the University in order to realize Penn State’s strategic goal of becoming a global university. Penn State will receive just over $2 million in Title VI National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) funds over four years from the U.S. Department of Education.

This award marks the second time Penn State has received the Title VI NRC award and highlights national recognition of the center’s active engagement with research, education, and outreach in global studies. The CGS’s NRC award is only one of seven awards supporting centers with a focus on international studies. Click here for the full story.

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