A finance professor at The University of Texas at El Paso is a recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to teach, conduct research and provide expertise in Austria in 2019.
Zuobao Wei, Ph.D., professor of finance and holder of the Gary R. and Leanne B. Hedrick Professorship at UTEP’s College of Business Administration, is one of more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach abroad during the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
Wei will research and lecture at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), a private business school in Innsbruck, Austria, from January to June 2019, as part of a project to investigate the role social networks play in corporate decisions in developed vs. developing countries.
“I am truly honored and grateful for having been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar,” Wei said. “This is a very prestigious honor and I am humbled to be among a field of leading scholars and experts in their respective fields. This award speaks to the good work and caliber of the faculty not only in the College of Business Administration, but throughout UTEP as a whole. I look forward to the challenges and enriching experiences that await me.”
Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns