CIBER was created by the U.S. Congress in 1988, as the result of a $1.52 million dollar grant. These international centers, housed at the nation’s leading business schools, form a powerful network focused on improving U.S. competitiveness and providing services and programs that help businesses succeed in global markets.
In September 2010, the Robinson College of Business launched the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). The grant, in part funded by the Department of Education, was one of three new awards authorized by the federal government in that cycle, which brought the total number of CIBERs in the U.S. to 33.
In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education renewed the grant for GSU-CIBER for 2014-2018, with an award estimated at $1 million. GSU-CIBER was one of only 17 that were renewed, including those at Brigham Young University, George Washington University, Michigan State University, San Diego State University, and the University of Texas-Austin. GSU-CIBER’s grant application highlighted several new projects and programs, including the Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium, which consists of more than 25 committed MSIs and CIBERs. GSU-CIBER has also taken over leadership of the MSI Consortium, and oversees the mentorship program, faculty development, and awarding of travel grants.
CIBER at GSU continues to serve as a regional and national resource to businesses, students and academics.
Robinson’s CIBER is led by Dr. Tamer Cavusgil, who serves as executive director, and Dawn Foster, who serves as managing director. A team of Robinson faculty members and several university units also help lead CIBER.Go to the CIBER website