ABOUT GLOBE CENTER
BRINGING THE BEST OF BERKELEY ENGINEERING TO THE WORLD AND
THE BEST OF THE WORLD TO BERKELEY ENGINEERING
The Dado and Maria Banatao Center for Global Learning and Outreach from Berkeley Engineering (GLOBE) was founded in 2005 under the vision of Dean Richard A. Newton and College of Engineering long-time friend and benefactors, Dado and Maria Banatao.
Since 2005, GLOBE has helped College of Engineering departments, centers, and units engage with international partners, from the initial engagement with Singapore to establish the Singapore BEARS center to the creation of the Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) to the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI).
GLOBE has also worked with departments and faculty to establish visiting student and scholar programs with partner institutions with whom faculty have strong relationships, from such institutions as Nanyang Technological University in Singapore to Shanghai Tech University in China to Žilina University in the Republic of Slovakia.
GLOBE also supports UC Berkeley students with various outgoing programs, from the ENGIN 187 course, “Global Engineering: The Challenges of Globalization and Technology Disruption,” to the GLOBE Ambassadors study-travel program, to identification and facilitation of international internship opportunities.
We welcome and support institutional inquiries and opportunities to partner with you.
The GLOBE Center works with partner universities around the world to develop visiting scholar and visiting undergraduate student programs. Partner institutions are those universities with whom faculty or departments have developed a research or other programmatic relationship and find collaboration mutually beneficial.
Our visiting scholar programs enable post-doctoral and other post-graduate scholars to come to Berkeley Engineering to carry out research with our renowned faculty. These programs are usually funded by government resources that enable their citizens to study abroad to advance their capabilities in a field or fields or to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
Our visiting student programs enable small cohorts from partner universities to study in the College of Engineering in a specific set of courses in which there is availability for concurrent enrollment. Depending on the goals of the partner institution and the College of Engineering departments or educational units (such as the Jacobs Institute), students are able to study in the College of Engineering for one semester or one year. Students do not receive a UC Berkeley degree but do receive an official transcript for the courses they take. To ensure credit at their home institution for the courses taken at UC Berkeley, the courses available in any given year must be pre-approved by the home institution.