Dalhousie Research Centre to Focus on International Trade and TransportationFebruary 12, 2008: Halifax, Nova Scotia
International business studies at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management will take on a new focus with the renaming of its Centre for International Business Studies to the Centre for International Trade and Transportation
(CITT). The name change reflects new research partnerships with other departments at Dalhousie University, a new partnership with Columbia University and the research interests of private and public partners.
The Centre plays on the strength of the faculty. “Anywhere from international marketing to marine transportation, technology partnerships to trade policy,” says Dr. Gregory Hebb, Director of the Centre for International Trade and Transportation (CITT). “We’ve met with key and potential stakeholders; there is a lot of interest in joint work in these areas,” says Hebb. He further emphasizes, “CITT has also started up a five-year partnership with the Center for Energy Marine Transportation and Public Policy at Columbia University in New York” (http://www.cemtpp.org/research.html)
The research covers many fields, and CITT faculty have been providing consulting services to numerous public and private sector clients. With one of the Faculty of Management’s areas of focus being management of the environment, the newly renamed Centre will conduct research on pollution caused by international transportation, such as shipping, in addition to public policy issues relating to trade. The future for the new CITT looks bright. One of its new projects is the creation of an Atlantic Gateway Initiative, funded by ACOA and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
Originally established in 1975 as the Centre for International Business Studies, CITT has many linkages with the local and regional business community. Some of the opportunities for students include the Student Export Awareness Program, International Internships, and the European Business Program. The Centre also offers its students two groups of distinct scholarships—Mary Grover LeBlanc Memorial Fellowship in International Business funded through Northstar Trade Finance and the Dover Mills Fellowship in International Business. Combined, the awards give out over $30,000 to international business students each year.Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management, which includes programs in Business Administration, Public Administration, Information Management, Marine Affairs and Resource and Environmental Studies, offers a holistic and values-based approach to management education and research.Media inquiries, contact:
John MacDonald, Faculty of Management, tel. 902.494.2542, email@example.com