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.
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.
We regularly host international visitors and delegations and customize agendas tailored to their interests.
Berlin study abroad program travels beyond the four-wall classroomJune 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.More
Northwestern message to international studentsJune 7, 2019. In response to recent warnings by the Chinese government about the risks of studying in the United States, Provost Jonathan Holloway says Northwestern is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming place for all international students.More
One World \ One Northwestern community learns about the life cycle of an international student at NorthwesternApril 25, 2019. Northwestern staff pose with VP for International Relations Dévora Grynspan at the One World \ One Northwestern luncheon on the international student life cycle, held this past March.More
Northwestern University and Universität Hamburg focus on climateApril 12, 2019. An interdisciplinary delegation of Northwestern researchers and administrators visited Universität Hamburg to discuss joint initiatives related to climate change.More
Faculty and Staff Engagement
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.