Indiana University Opening Overseas Offices

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Indiana University officials are planning to open at least half a dozen overseas offices to help raise the school's profile around the world.

IU vice president David Zaret says the offices will be a five-year experiment aimed at recruiting more international students, increasing research projects and boosting interaction and donations from graduates living in those countries.

The Herald-Times reports IU opened its Beijing, China, office in May and university President Michael McRobbie will visit one near New Delhi, India, this month.

Zaret says the next possible locations for IU offices are Berlin, Germany, and Istanbul, Turkey. Future offices in Africa and Southeast Asia also are being planned. He says these sites aren't branch campuses, but a home base where IU can have events.