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  • May 21-22, 2015 The 9th USC-THU Faculty Research Symposium was held at the Tsinghua University campus on May 21-22 with the theme of Energy Informatics and Big Data. Dean Yortsos and several VSoE faculty traveled to Beijing for this symposium. The event was also attended by Feng Deng who is the sponsor of the collaboration between USC and THU.Read more>>
  • May 18, 2015 Officials from the Government of India and Indo US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) visited USC on May 18th to establish a PhD fellowship program. Dr. T. K. Chandrashekar, secretary of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) led the delegation and signed an MOU with USC that will support 5 SERB-USC PhD fellowships each year. Read more>>
  • May 18-July 20, 2015 In the annual Viterbi-India program, this year 19 students from institutions across India are at USC campus this summer conducting research with VSoE faculty. In addition, there are 8 other undergraduate students from India are participating in this summer research program. Read more>>
  • December 18, 2014 Dean Yortsos, Prem Natarajan and Raghu Raghavendra visit India for the yearly India Advisory Board meeting. Read more>>

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What early explorers once believed about the surface of the planet is actually true, in a purely metaphorical sense: The world is flat!  With advances in web technologies, anyone can collaborate and do business with any individual or corporation around the globe. This new ability of intellectual exchange and trade via commercial flatness is “globalization level three,” according to Thomas L. Friedman, author of The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century (2005)

Narayana Murthy, Chairman of Infosys Technologies, Ltd., defines globalization as “sourcing where it is best, using talent where it is best, and marketing products where there are no boundaries.” The added benefit of globalization is in bringing products to market faster with the help of people working in many locations and time zones.

There has been much reporting and debate about the future of education and the engineering profession. The National Academy of Engineering’s "Engineering of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century"  is a two-part strategic initiative that studies the future of engineering education and the profession itself in the first phase, and will “build on the phase-one visions of engineering to develop strategies and concrete plans for engineering education” in phase two.

For additional information about the international academic and research programs at the Viterbi School of Engineering, please contact Prof. Raghu Raghavendra, Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives, at raghu@usc.edu