The Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Illinois (Illinois CIBER) was established in 1993 as a leader in advancing the study and teaching of international business and supporting research on global competitiveness.
Illinois CIBER is part of a network of centers created by the United States Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 and is administered by the US Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The goal of this act was to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. CIBER grants run for 4 year cycles, following which the individual schools must again compete for subsequent 4 year periods.
Originally a group of five, the CIBER network now comprises 33 business schools which serve as regional and national resources for business practitioners, students and teachers at all levels. As a member of the CIBER network, we work closely with CIBER universities in providing comprehensive services and programs that help improve American competitiveness. For more information on the national CIBER program please visit CIBER Web.