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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 hosts Aer Lingus College Football Classic delegation from Ireland

November 17, 2021. During a visit to Northwestern in early November, the Aer Lingus College Football Classic delegation visited Northwestern in preparation for the university's first overseas football game in Dublin next year.
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Taiwan Representative to the United States visits Northwestern

October 11, 2021. During her first visit to Northwestern, Bi-khim Hsiao, the Representative of Taiwan to the United States, took the opportunity to highlight Taiwan’s current state of trade, innovation, and education.
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Argentine Ambassador commits to expanding collaborations

September 14, 2021. During a visit to Northwestern on Friday, September 10th, the Argentine Ambassador to the United States Jorge Argüello pledged to expand academic ties between Argentine universities and Northwestern.
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Looking Back at Northwestern’s International Honorary Degree Recipients

June 16, 2021. Since the 1870s, when Northwestern began awarding honorary degrees, many distinguished individuals from all across the globe received the accolade. In honor of commencement and as part of our #NUGLobalJourney series, we will revisit some of the most notable international recipients.

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.

Northwestern's Global Journey

Take a journey through the past and explore Northwestern’s rich international history by (re)discovering significant milestones and memorable moments; from early global engagement opportunities and an increasingly international student and faculty body to the interdisciplinary study abroad programs and innovative global collaborations that Northwestern is known for today.


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Global Engineering Trek Virtual Info Session for Undergrads - Germany | Israel | Taiwan

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Monthly One World \ One Northwestern Coffee Hour for Staff

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