(KCBD) - Texas Tech University has received an award for their international efforts.
The 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization recognizes the university's effort and commitment to globalization, meaning the university has excelled in integrating international education, recruiting students from foreign countries, and having a faculty that is globally engaged.
Many of these efforts have been led by the Office of International Affairs, led by Sukant Misra.
Misra says this award has helped put Texas Tech, and Lubbock as a whole, on the world map.
"We have known for years that we have a great university here in Lubbock, Texas, but now this award, this recognition, puts us on the global map, the world map," Misra says, "So, whether the people who come to Texas Tech University or not, whether they have heard about Texas Tech University or not, now they will have to accept us as a world-class university, because an association like NAFSA recognize us as a comprehensive, globalized, university."
Right now the university has over 3,100 international students, and nearly 250 international faculty members.
This November Dr. Misra and TTU President Lawrence Schovanec, will head to Washington D.C. to accept the award.