Raghu Raghavendra A Message from Raghu Raghavendra, Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives

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).

At Viterbi we have partnerships and collaborations with several institutes and universities of repute across the globe.

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

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March 13, 2017 Prof. Ravi Kumar, Associate Provost (Special Projects) in President’s Office of Nanyang Technical University (NTU) revisited USC. He met with various administrators, dean of VSoE and some faculty members. His visit was to explore further research collaboration between NTU and USC in games area.

February 21, 2017 A high-level delegation led by USC President C. L. Max Nikias visited Taiwanese capital of Taipei on Feb. 21. The delegation’s purpose was to strengthen existing links with Taiwanese institutions and explore new opportunities for partnerships in Taiwan. Read more>>

February 3, 2017 Delegation led by minister from Bauhaus University, Weimar in Germany visited USC. MOU was signed between the two universities to promote research collaboration. Read more>>

May 10-11, 2016: The 10th USC-THU Faculty Research Symposium was held at the USC campus on May 10-11 with the theme of Energy Informatics and Big Data. The symposium had talks, discussion sessions, and student poster session were held at RTH 526. Read more>>

October 29-31, 2015 The 2015 USC Global Conference took place in the city of Shanghai, China, at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai located in the world famous Jin Mao Tower on October 29 – 31, 2015. Read more>>

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