International Institutes and Centers in Alabama

There are many different ways universities and colleges work internationally, one is through academic, research and related partnerships often known as institutes or center.  Page created 2014 updated 3/9/2015
  1. Confucius Institutes located in Alabama
  2. Non profit international centers, organizations supporting education in Alabama
  3. Research Parks in Alabama - connecting university research globally and locally
  4. Alabama Business incubator map from Accelerate Alabama 2013 report.
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Confucius Institutes located in Alabama:

  • Confucius Institute at Troy University, Troy -  established 2007 - Chinese partner institution: Hebei Normal University of Science & Technology  Qinhuangdao City, China
  • Confucius Institute at Auburn University Montgomery - established 2012-   Chinese partner institution:   Hubei University of Economics, Wuhan, China
  • Confucius Institute at Alabama A&M University, Huntsville - in process as of 2013 per news releases - see following links AA&M, NFU1NFU2, NFU3  Chinese partner institution: Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China

  • Confucius Institutes are cosponsored between the US university, a Chinese University, and the Chinese Hanban. The Hanban "is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. The primary objectives of these institutions is to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide, and contributing to the development of multiculturalism and the building of a harmonious world."   Each institute provides a wide range of local and regional programs, contact them directly for specific details.
Non profit international centers, organizations supporting education in Alabama
  • Birmingham International Center The Birmingham International Center is the nation’s oldest cultural-education organization. Founded in 1951, the Birmingham International Center has grown into a resource for international business-education needs, including intercultural training, heritage and arts programming, and foreign trade. We are a connection to global opportunity, leadership and social competency.
  • International Services Council of Alabama - The International Services Council of Alabama has been in existence in Huntsville since 1965, helping international military trainees at Redstone Arsenal feel at home, coordinating multi-cultural events in the Huntsville area, providing information about immigration and naturalization services to area residents, and hosting international visitors traveling to Alabama under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program [IVLP].
  • Mobile International Festival (MIF) - For over 30 years, the Mobile International Festival has grown to become the longest running festival on the Gulf Coast. We believe, in part, our success can be attributed to our dedication to educating students and visitors to the varied cultural world around them. Our goal remains to promote understanding, tolerance and friendship, and to showcase acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures.

Research Parks in Alabama - connecting university research globally and locally: