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 Before classes started in August, India Operations Director SivaKumar Dandapani (front row third from right)  and Regional Director of Marketing and New Initiatives, SriKumar Panyam (front row, 5th from right) visited Chicago and  gave new students from India a neighborhood walking tour that included  a stop  at 31st Street Beach to enjoy cool Lake Michigan breezes.


Nine undergraduates from India’s Birla Institute of Technology Mesra (BITM) spent 8 weeks at Illinois Tech this summer in Armour College’s Engineering R & D Immersion projects. Alumni of BITM, including Madhavan Nayar who is also an Illinois Tech Trustee and alumnus, made the cooperation possible. BITM Vice Chancellor Manoj Mishra , and members of Illinois Tech’s leadership joined to welcome the students, May 22.

ipro 397 team visits beijing institute of technology

Students in Dan Chichester’s summer 2018 Interprofessional Project 397 Design Innovation Workshop are spending four weeks at Beijing Institute of Technology using a user-centered, methods-driven process for designing and developing products related to travel and/or the culture and learning environment in China. View students' blog  See video

AIA Chicago HONORS IIT STUDENTS for Project in Chile

The American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter recognized students in the College of Architecture studio of Associate Professor Frank Flury with an 2018 AIA Small Project Honor Award. The project that earned the award, a small pavilion-like community center in the remote town of Antihuala, Chile, was designed and constructed by the group in the summer of 2016.

armour dean gives keynote at conference in india

Armour College of Engineering Dean Natacha DePaola was a distinguished guest and keynote speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Women in Science and Technology: Creating Sustainable Careers at BVM Engineering College in Gujarat, India, June 28- 30 2018.

IIT and Hamburg's HafenCity University collaborate

Sister cities Chicago and Hamburg (Germany) have a new cooperation: IIT College of Architecture Dean Michelangelo Sabatino (left), Interim Provost Russell Betts, and HafenCity University President Walter Pelka sign a Memorandum of Understanding, June 6 at IIT as President Alan Cramb and Hamburg First Mayor Dr. Peter Tschentscher watch. IIT Adjunct Professor Martin Kläschen in Hamburg with IIT and HCU students working on a project "urban waters" joined via Skype with students from both universities and HCU's Frauke Kasting. In Chicago, Sister Cities Hamburg co-chair Rolf Achilles and members of Mayor Tschentscher's delegation to the Chicago Forum on Global Cities also joined. In Fall 2018, ARCH 497-01: Studio will travel to Hamburg with Professor Kläschen.


Harvard's Dr. John P. Holdren, who served as Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under US President Barack Obama, spoke on Global Climate Change in the 2017 Darsh T. Wasan Lecture . (Recorded Oct 19, 2017).  Watch lecture here

About the Office of International Affairs

Illinois Institute of Technology's Office of International Affairs (OIA) was established in 1995 to extend IIT's mission of teaching and research through global activities and alliances.

Vice President Darsh Wasan and his staff help coordinate and advance the university's wide-ranging international activities. OIA develops new international initiatives to facilitate the recruitment of a diverse student body, internationalize the curricula, expand distance learning, encourage study abroad, and foster international exchange and collaboration.

OIA also builds relationships with individuals and institutions, and works with the alumni office to expand IIT's international alumni network to link alumni with each other and build a global IIT community.