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Office of the Vice President for International Relations

Bringing the World to Northwestern and Northwestern to the World

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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


Coronavirus Updates for Northwestern Community

Ongoing. Northwestern has created a special website which will continue to be updated with the latest messages, advisories and information about COVID-19 for our students, faculty, staff, parents and others interested in the University’s response.

Northwestern’s Commitment to an Inclusive, Global Academic Community

June 2, 2020. Interim Provost Kathleen Hagerty and Vice President for Research Milan Mrksich express Northwestern University’s commitment to being an inclusive, global academic community.
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Biomedical Sciences a focus of Northwestern and Tel Aviv University Collaborations

Feb 18, 2020. Northwestern expanded its partnership with longtime collaborator Tel Aviv University during a symposium on the biomedical sciences last month in Tel Aviv.
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Northwestern to host Global U7+ Summit with University Presidents from around the world

Jan 27, 2020. Northwestern will host the second-annual U7+ summit, a meeting of university presidents from G7 nations, this June to discuss pressing global issues.

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.