Global Reach

CIBER internationalizes curricula to bring international business into classrooms across disciplines

Business Development

provide support to firms seeking to develop overseas markets

Connect Globally

through faculty and professional development programs around the world

Internationalize your perspective

enrichment workshops and study abroad opportunities create opportunities to develop worldly perspectives


Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness.

Administered by the US Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training and research capacities of universities across the country. CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels.

Each CIBER organizes a variety of activities to advance the study and teaching of international business and to support applied research on United States' competitiveness in the global marketplace.

CIBERs work collaboratively with each other, with other departments and disciplines within their universities, other colleges and universities regionally and nationally, government and trade councils, professional associations and businesses.

Colorado's only CIBER awarded $1.28 million

Prestigious CIBER at CU Denver's Institute for International Business is funded through 2022.

University of Colorado CIBER Initiatives

See what programs distinguish CU Denver as a Center for International Business Education and Research.

Rocky Mountain CIBER (RMCIBER) is a network of 178 colleges and universities in the Rocky Mountain region dedicated to building international business programs as well as increasing global research capabilities. It includes 15 Tribal Colleges and Universities, 73 Community Colleges, and 37 Hispanic Serving Institutions.


CIBER Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Programs allow faculty members and business professionals to immerse themselves in an international culture through governmental, academic, and business related activities and networking opportunities with overseas professionals.

CU Denver CIBER's FDIB, "China's Belt and Road Initiative & Research and Best Practice Conference on Digital Globalization," takes faculty on an immersive trip to China in which participants have the opportunity to visit Chinese businesses, universities, and government entities.


Click here to learn more about CU Denver CIBERs China Faculty Development Program.


FDIB Africa Program​ -The Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB)-Africa program is offered by the University of South Carolina CIBER. This program, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education and managed and led by the SC CIBER, focuses on providing participating faculty and professionals a unique overseas study opportunity, which will ultimately assist the U.S. in its international competitiveness via pedagogy, research and business outreach.

CIBER Overseas Faculty Development in International and Sustainable Business (FDIB/FDSB)​​ - 15 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) at major universities in the United States have developed a cost-effective method to meet this need through several overseas programs for Faculty Development in International and Sustainable Business (FDIB/FDSB). CIBER programs cover key emerging market regions of the world: Latin America, Cuba, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East, as well as the major markets of Europe, China, and Australia.

Faculty Development in International Entrepreneurship (FDIE) is a thematic session on international entrepreneurship offered in conjunction with and hosted by the Georgia State University CIBER’s International Business Pedagogy Workshop. This session was developed, designed, and co-sponsored by the University of Colorado Denver’s CIBER and Institute for International Business. 



Past events:

2019 International Business Pedagogy Workshop: Atlanta, Georgia

IE Workshop - general flyer

2019 Junior Faculty and Doctoral Student Paper Development Workshop on International Entrepreneurship: Copenhagen, Denmark

FDIE Copenhagen 2019