Center for International Business Education and Research: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


The UH Shidler PAMI is a proud recipient of the U. S. Department of Education Title VI grant, which established the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) ( Enhancing U. S. Service Industry Competitiveness in the Asia Pacific Region 2010-2014 Grant Summary

The Asia Pacific region is increasingly vital to US economic prosperity and national security. The University of Hawai’i (UH) CIBER will leverage our resources as a Research Extensive University with partners in the business community, the US Pacific Command, the East West Center, and the federally funded National Foreign Language Research Center and three National Resource Centers to make a significant contribution to ensuring America’s competitiveness and continued global economic, political, military, and social leadership.

The UH Shidler College of Business, Pacific Asian Management Institute (PAMI), serves as the home for the UH CIBER and the Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research (PACIBER) and provides extensive outreach to institutions in North America, Asia, and Oceania. The foundation for executing the six mandates and two invitational priorities are through PAMI and our partnerships with centers of excellence across campus: The UH Sustainability Education Alliance, the Homeland Security and Disaster Management, and a new interdisciplinary Islamic Asia Initiative.

Innovative language learning opportunities, including the less-commonly taught languages of Asia, will be implemented through seven programs in partnership with language and area studies experts across campus. Six research projects in the international aspects of trade and commerce will promote a greater understanding of the cultures and economies of major US trading partners in Asia. Eighteen projects focus on international business training, coursework and curriculum for current and future business professionals across the US, with emphasis on outreach to two- and four-year institutions. These programs combine to provide a strong national resource to increase the competitiveness of US industries in the global economy.