The IU China Gateway allows IU faculty and students to fully immerse themselves in academic activities and partnerships throughout China. Our Gateway presence helps link local institutional partners, alumni, and students more closely with IU, and increases the visibility and impact of our academic and research activities in China.
The IU China Gateway is located in an office suite on the 27th floor of the Global Trade Center (GTC) Tower B in the Olympic area of Beijing. It has flexible meeting and event space options for up to 50 people with videoconferencing, and other collaborative and office spaces.
Located near the Central Business District, the Gateway provides a convenient venue to connect with our alumni and prospective students. There are numerous restaurants and accommodation options within walking distance, catering to all budgets. The Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng is within the GTC complex.
The IU China Gateway space includes:
A 50-seat multifunction area with A/V and videoconferencing for workshops, lectures, and cultural and social events
A multifunction area that can be divided into two separate meeting spaces for 14 and 30 people respectively
Office and collaborative space
The Gateway also supports in-country needs, such as connections, guidance, and the use of meeting spaces, offices, and technology.
A variety of funding mechanisms are available to support research activities at the Global Gateways.
We will match up to $5,000 in commitments from other IU units (e.g., departments, schools, campuses) for activities at the Global Gateways. Preference will be given to applications that build on existing IU institutional partnerships, that involve collaborative activities likely to be sustained and enhanced in the future, and that advance strategic international goals of other IU units as well as the university as a whole.
Application deadline: At least eight (8) weeks in advance of the event date
The President’s International Research Awards program provides funding of up to $50,000 per year, renewable for up to three years, to support high-impact international collaborative research projects that engage one or more of IU’s Global Gateways and the communities they serve. Projects may be based at a gateway or within the region served by a gateway, but in either case should make full use of the resources, expertise, and networks of one or more gateways.
CAHI Global Gateway grants are administered jointly by the College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI) and IU Global. For College faculty whose primary area of research or creative activity is in the arts and humanities, these grants support activities that take place at one or more of IU’s Global Gateways. Together, CAHI and IU Global will provide joint funding of up to $10,000.
The China Gateway . . . will be a significant resource for connecting alumni, and we hope it will be useful to foreign-affiliated faculty as we grow our programs.
Austen Parrish, dean, IU Maurer School of Law
Programs, centers, and institutes
These academic programs, centers, and institutes welcome collaboration on China-focused projects and programs.
The ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute combines the strengths of two world-renowned research universities—the Australian National University and Indiana University—to foster scholarly endeavors, exchanges, academic programs, and collaboration on a broad range of issues related to Asia.
The Confucius Institute is an apolitical, nonprofit organization. It was established on the Indianapolis campus in 2007 to promote the teaching of Chinese language and culture in central Indiana and to facilitate mutual understanding between the people of China and the United States.
Based in one of America’s largest cities and one of its most important hubs for electronic communications, logistics, and life sciences, the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis is well-placed for developing effective relationships and networks between Indianapolis’ major public university and its governmental, commercial, and civic leaders.
EALC offers Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, and Korean from beginning to advanced levels, degree programs including both undergraduate and graduate studies, and a full range of courses on East Asian literature, history, politics, religion, and art.
The East Asian Studies Center coordinates teaching, research, and outreach activities related to East Asia. Established in 1979, the center links the expertise of Indiana University’s East Asian area specialists to the needs of K–12 education, business, government, and other scholarly and professional communities locally, regionally, and nationally.
The East Asian Collection was established more than half a century ago. It supports the university’s teaching, learning, and research needs in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies and promotes the understanding of East Asia and its cultures. It also serves as a key resource for neighboring colleges and universities with East Asian programs and courses.
The collection has broad coverage in the humanities and social sciences and a strong focus on select subjects related to the humanities. It includes materials in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean in their original scripts and in all formats, from manuscripts to books and scripts to databases, films, microforms, and maps.
In 2005, IU’s East Asian Studies Center partnered with the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to maximize the impact of their respective East Asian studies programs in research, teaching, and outreach in the areas of anthropology, education, and gender and sexuality.
The Indiana University Chinese Flagship Center is one of eleven Chinese Flagship Programs across the United States. It provides both undergraduate and graduate students unique opportunities to attain professional-level proficiency in Chinese. The center also offers the Flagship Chinese Institute, an intensive, eight-week Chinese residential student program.
Indiana University is a founding member of the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, a multiyear initiative funded by the Freeman Foundation that facilitates teaching and learning about Asia in middle and high school world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses.
Launched in 1998, this nationwide program is a collaboration of the East Asian studies programs of seven national institutions. Since its inception, NCTA has provided introductory Teaching About Asia seminars for middle and high school teachers in 50 states.
35+ faculty experts
Indiana University has more than 35 faculty members and librarians with a specific research or teaching focus on China and East Asia, including:
The IU China Office is officially registered as the IU International Consulting and Research–China, LLC Beijing Representative Office through an IU-affiliated entity, IU International Consulting and Research–China, LLC.