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CITBA carries out research to provide the knowledge needed to ensure the development of sustainable international trade and business practices for Asian businesses, government institutions, and industry associations. CITBA also hosts events and engages with industry, governments, and other scholars from all four corners of the world.

CITBA News - February 2024

In an impressive leap towards international collaboration, James Cook University has successfully broadened its global footprint by hosting the MEASURE research training workshop series for the staff and research students of DES Pune University, India. The initiative, which drew an enthusiastic participation of 184 attendees across two days, signifies a milestone in our efforts to foster a global academic community.

MEASURE, an acronym that stands for Methodology, Ethics, Academic Writing, Survey Techniques, Understanding Data, and Research, is meticulously designed to provide a holistic understanding of the essential components of research and academic work. The four-day workshop, with the inaugural sessions conducted in February and the remaining scheduled for March 2024, is aimed at delivering in-depth research training and nurturing a culture of collaborative learning and knowledge exchange.

Under the expert guidance of Associate Professor Taha Chaiechi, the workshop series engaged staff and PhD students of DES Pune University in a comprehensive exploration of critical research skills and methodologies. With more than 100 participants in attendance, the event has not only achieved its goal of empowering researchers but also laid the foundation for future collaborative endeavors between James Cook University and DES Pune University.

This initiative marks the beginning of what promises to be a fruitful partnership between the two institutions, bridging academic communities across continents and creating avenues for shared learning and growth. As we look forward to more such collaborative projects, we remain committed to extending our academic and research networks on a global scale, enriching both our own and our partners' educational landscapes.

In a proud moment for our academic community, we are thrilled to share the news of Associate Professor Taha Chaiechi’s recent honorary appointment as a Visiting Professor at DES Pune University, India. This distinguished honor, personally bestowed by the founding Vice Chancellor, Professor Prasad Khandekar, is a testament to Associate Professor Chaiechi’s substantial contributions towards enriching the research capabilities of DES Pune University’s staff and students.

Associate Professor Chaiechi's commitment to advancing academic and research excellence has not only benefitted our partners at DES Pune University but has also brought international acclaim to the College of Business, Law, and Governance (CBLG) at James Cook University. This honorary title is a significant recognition of her tireless efforts and dedication to fostering cross-border academic collaborations and knowledge exchange.

This accolade highlights the global impact of our academics’ endeavors and reinforces the importance of international collaboration in driving research innovation and academic growth. As we congratulate Associate Professor Chaiechi on this remarkable achievement, we also look forward to the continued strengthening of ties between our institutions, paving the way for more collaborative successes in the future.

Link to Taha's profile at DES Pune University

CITBA News - January 2024

Welcome to the Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA) community! As we begin a new year, we are excited to embark on a journey of active collaboration, research, and engagement. CITBA's mission is to create a platform for academics, researchers, practitioners, and students to disseminate their findings and engage with global experts in the field of international trade and business.

Throughout the year, we will be organising a variety of workshops, international conferences, and other events to provide opportunities for our members to share their research, gain new insights, and network with others in the field. These events will provide a platform for members to present their work, receive feedback, and engage in meaningful discussions.

In addition to these events, we will also be working to support our members in developing their research careers by promoting areas of institutional research excellence, strengthening research capability, and fostering collaboration across disciplinary and Faculty boundaries.

We are looking forward to a year of exciting new research, engaging discussions, and meaningful collaborations. We encourage all of our members to participate in our events and to take advantage of the opportunities we provide to grow as researchers and professionals. Let's work together to make this a productive and successful year for CITBA and all of its members.

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As we step into the new year, CITBA's unwavering commitment to spearheading groundbreaking research, nurturing collaborative endeavors, and driving forward the frontiers of knowledge in international trade and business in Asia continues to flourish. Embark with us on a journey through the CITBA Report for 2023, a testament to our collective achievements and a beacon of inspiration for the future. Discover the array of groundbreaking research initiatives, strategic partnerships, and notable collaborations that have shaped our impactful journey throughout the year. These accomplishments not only highlight our dedication to excellence but also set the stage for even greater achievements in the years ahead.

Read CITBA's Report for 2023 here