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Office of the Vice President for International Relations

Bringing the World to Northwestern and Northwestern to the World

The Office of the Vice President for International Relations, under the leadership of Dévora Grynspan, advances the strategic goals of the university in a global context by developing and strengthening international partnerships, providing international opportunities for faculty and administrators, hosting foreign delegations and events, and supporting and integrating the global activities of various units on campus.

International Partners

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Northwestern University has partnerships with some of the best institutions in the world and puts a strong emphasis on strengthening and expanding these relationships. Explore our partners, learn how to develop partnerships and how our office can assist in the process, and understand the different types of partnerships we engage in.

International Visitors

We regularly host international visitors and delegations and customize agendas tailored to their interests.

Latest News

Northwestern and Universidad Iberoamericana presidents signing a memorandum of understadning

Northwestern enters new partnership with Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City

Dec 13, 2019. Northwestern signed a memorandum of understanding with Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City intended to develop academic collaborations between the two institutions.
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Professional Development — From the Other Side of the World

Oct 11, 2019. Northwestern staff traveled to China, where they connected with peers at Peking University, learned about ways to best communicate with stakeholders in China and identified areas of opportunity for storytelling and engagement.

Where psychoanalysis and philosophy meet

August 29, 2019. The 3-day Summer Institute of Psychoanalysis workshop held at Northwestern’s Evanston campus in June 2019 attracted over 20 students and scholars from six countries.

Berlin study abroad program travels beyond the four-wall classroom

June 11, 2019. Northwestern students spend a summer in Berlin studying the city's culture, history, and politics, and its relation to the rest of Germany and Europe.

Faculty and Staff Engagement

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Faculty members interested in developing or expanding their international portfolio and collaborations with the support of our office can do so in various ways.
For Faculty
Staff members wanting to engage meaningfully in Northwestern’s internationalization activities can do so in various ways through our office.
For Staff


We offer presentation tools to help showcase Northwestern's global reach to a broad audience as well as informational resources on Northwestern's activities around the world.