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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

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International Office's awarded program helps foreign graduate students adapt to a new culture

April 18, 2018 - International students find a safe space in the IO and CAPS partnership program.

New international travel grant for Northwestern administrators

Mar 20, 2018 - The Office of the Vice President for International Relations announces a new travel grant for full-time Northwestern staff members to meet their counterparts abroad.

“Not your grandfather’s militaries:” Researching new models of civil-military relations in Africa

Feb 8, 2018 - Political Science Professor Will Reno collaborates with graduate student and active duty Air Force officer Jahara “Franky” Matisek on related projects to write about and present their findings.

Global Health Studies: A model for campus internationalization

Jan 31, 2018 - Popular undergraduate program honored for advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities

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.