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Global

A Northwestern direction can open windows to the world.

Our Global Commitment

The Northwestern experience spans the globe, prioritizing international study for students and collaborations for faculty. We foster a truly diverse environment, composed of students and faculty from around the world. We strive to make a positive, cross-cultural and durable impact through global engagement, at home and abroad.

See Our Global Strategic Plan 


Northwestern has three vibrant and growing campuses — Chicago, Evanston and Doha, Qatar — along with sites in San Francisco, New York City, Washington, DC and Miami with more global expansion to come.

 

By the Numbers

5,500international students and scholars
70+international partners in 30+ countries
2,850 students go abroad each year
1 in 10 undergraduates in the class of 2020 is from outside the United States
$100m gift to Northwestern earmarked for global initiatives

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Our Research

Northwestern scholars focus on critical global issues through collaborative research, public dialogue and engaged scholarship.

Learn about our Research
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Our Networks

Our students, scholars and alumni benefit from a strong network that spans the globe. Find opportunities to collaborate and connect wherever you are.

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International Students

Students from around the globe comprise one quarter of our full-time students. See why they are choosing Northwestern.

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Opportunities abroad

Study abroad in more than 50 countries. Connect with alumni around the world.

Northwestern in the World

News

Tracking COVID-19 from the Amazon to Chicago

Through global surveillance and collaboration, scientists prepare for future variants

Global universities urge G7 leaders to bolster academic freedom

Call to ensure faculty are able to conduct their work free from domestic and international political interference

Northwestern delegation builds ties with alumni and peer institutions in Japan

Trip highlighted by discussion with major Japanese universities about how to increase capacity for translating basic research into commercially viable and societally beneficial services