The Missouri International Training Institute, established in partnership with the Missouri Department of Economic Development, is housed in the Asian Affairs Center at the University of Missouri. MITI provides short- and long-term training in diverse fields to Asian scholars, professionals and government officials. In addition to contributing to a range of relationships in Asia, MITI generates revenues that help to fund a range of Asia-related educational initiatives at MU and in the community.
Through MITI, the Asian Affairs Center connects program participants from throughout Asia with counterparts in Missouri. In addition, the center provides tailored training in Asian business, politics and culture for American constituencies wishing to initiate or enhance their business relations in Asia. It also provides the state and community with information regarding Asian education, politics, economics and travel procedures.