Partnerships: In the News

A Message to our Partners

January, 2018

Sarah J. MalcomWe're excited to welcome another year with you as 2018 begins. Although the spring semester has just begun, the KSU campus is cold and covered in a thin blanket of snow. Students are bundled in warm clothing as they walk from class to class and summer couldn't seem further away. As always, a new year and a new semester mean changes here at Kent State. As the Office of Global Education continues to welcome an increasing number of international students, we are developing new tools to help students from partner universities who plan to study at Kent State University.

We have recently updated our Visiting Student Handbook that addresses the concerns our partners and their students typically have about preparing to attend Kent State. The handbook covers important deadlines, the admission process, finances and pre-departure considerations.  We also detail the steps students must take when they arrive at Kent State.

We hope the updates to the handbook help you to better understand the application process and campus life a little bit better and we look forward to the year ahead!

  • Click Here to view and download the full handbook.

Sarah J. Malcomb
Director of Partnerships, Marketing and Communications
Office of Global Education

In the News

Kent State and Brazil’s Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná Partner to Launch the American Academy.

May 3, 2018 - The presidents of the two universities formally signed the agreement in a special ceremony at Kent State.

Kent State Signs Partnership with Jazan University

April 24, 2017 - Vice President of Jazan University in Saudi Arabia, Professor Sultan Hasan Al-Hazmi met with members of the Kent State faculty and staff to sign two partnership agreements between the two universities.

Kent State Signs Partnership Agreement with Xi'an University

March 8, 2017 - A delegation from Xi'An International Studies University (XISU) in China led by President Wang Junzhe met with members of the Kent State faculty and staff to sign a partnership agreement between the two universities.

Kent State Forms Partnership With Kyoto University

December 15, 2016 - The Department of Anthropology at Kent State University established a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University in Japan.

Kent State Strengthens Academic Ties with PUCPR of Brazil

March, 2016 - Universities formally recognize their elevated strategic partners relationship.

Japanese Delegation Visits Kent State

March, 2016 - "Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan" Program offers insights from Japanese citizens of various backgrounds.

KSU Renews Partnership with Shanghai Normal University

Jan, 2016 - The two will continue to work together through collaborations and exchange programs.

Associate Director of Liquid Crystal Institute Collaborates with Scientists around the World

Feb, 2016 - Dr. Peter Palffy-Muhoray travels to Brazil to make connections with field experts and promote the program to prospective students.

Porthouse International Academy

Feb, 2016 - International students get an in-depth look at the inner workings of an American theatre.

Director of Biotechnology Program Travels to Partner Universities

Feb, 2016 - Dr. Edgar Kooijman was invited to Pontifical University Catholic of Parana in Brazil to discuss possible collaborations.

Kent State Signs Agreement with Hanoi University

Nov, 2015 - KSU expands partnerships in Vietnam that will allow a student exchange program.

Kent State Museum Presents @Infinitum Exhibit

Nov, 2015 - KSU collaborates with Sichuan University and Hebei Normal University in China in a cross-cultural art exhibition.

The Office of Global Education International Partnership Division at Kent State University has the pleasure of welcoming our newest partners. We are eager to witness the many opportunities for joint research and faculty and student activities. 

  • Hanoi University, Vietnam
  • Shenzhen Polytechnic University, China
  • Institute of Physics of the University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • University Tuiuti of Parana, Brazil
  • University of Nis, Serbia
  • South China University of Science and Technology, China
  • Sangmyung University, South Korea