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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 President Morton Schapiro reflects on internationalizing the university during his tenure

June 2, 2022. Vice President for International Relations Dévora Grynspan sat down with Northwestern President Morton Schapiro to discuss the 16th president’s legacy and impact on international programming and visibility.
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Northwestern hosts delegation from the Republic of Indonesia

April 29, 2022. Northwestern welcomed a delegation from Indonesia who met with faculty from the Evanston and Chicago campuses and university leadership.
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Northwestern and National Taiwan University host virtual research poster fair

March 11, 2022. Northwestern and National Taiwan University (NTU) held a series of virtual student research poster fairs on three topics – Energy & Sustainability, Biomedical Engineering and Electronic Devices & Systems.
Northwestern President Morton Schapiro wishing the community a Happy Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Greetings from Northwestern President Morton Schapiro

January 31, 2022. On Lunar New Year's Eve, President Schapiro wished everybody, near and far, a Happy Year of the Tiger.

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.
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Staff members wanting to engage meaningfully in Northwestern’s internationalization activities can do so in various ways through our office.
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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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One World \ One Northwestern: Assessing Global Readiness Session Deadline

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The deadline to sign up for our Global Readiness Assessment is Friday, November 18, 2022. This latest offering builds on...