Northwestern’s Office of the Vice President for International Relations recently hosted a delegation of 13 NGO professionals from Georgia, in a visit aimed at exploring best practices in the management of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
Northwestern students get to experience the beauties of Japan and create deep ties with its people through Kakehashi 2022.
Northwestern President Michael Schill sends Lunar New Year Greetings.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has awarded Northwestern a DAAD Group Study Visit grant for the upcoming Global Engineering Trek to Germany in September 2023.
Northwestern students’ trek opens new avenues for research and global collaboration in a land adjusting to an ever-drier climate.
Northwestern leads Big Ten Academic Alliance professional development program on internationalization
This summer, a group of 13 U.S. university administrators from the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) spent a week in Germany as the capstone to a six-month professional development program on internationalization in higher education.
Stellenbosch University (SU) recently hosted a first of its kind Trilateral PASS Development Programme which focused on the professional development and continuing education of administrative staff, the learning of new skills and the gaining of international experience.
Northwestern hosts Mid-Autumn Festival celebration for Chinese students across seven Illinois universities
On Saturday, Oct. 1, a group of 80 Chinese language students and instructors from seven universities around Illinois gathered for a luncheon on Northwestern’s Evanston campus to celebrate the Autumn Festival.
Northwestern welcomed a delegation from the Ministry for Science, Education and Research in Austria to campus for a formal visit and tour of the university.
A Northwestern University delegation recently made a five-day visit to Japan, highlighted by meetings with alumni and a roundtable discussion with leaders from major Japanese universities interested in exploring how to increase their capacities for translating basic research into commercially viable and societally beneficial services.
Northwestern President Morton Schapiro reflects on internationalizing the university during his tenure
Last week, Vice President for International Relations Dévora Grynspan sat down with Northwestern President Morton Schapiro during this spring’s One World \ One Northwestern (OWON) luncheon. Staff from across the university and international institutional partners were in attendance to hear the two leaders discuss the 16th president’s legacy and impact on international programming and visibility.
Northwestern welcomed a delegation from Indonesia who met with faculty from the Evanston and Chicago campuses and university leadership, including President Morton Schapiro, Vice President for International Relations Dévora Grynspan, and Vice President for Research Milan Mrksich.
The Office of International Relations is officially relaunching the One World \ One Northwestern Affinity Groups, which aim to connect members of the university by providing a place for those with like minded interest in international programming and affairs to build a network and share best practices and challenges.
Northwestern and National Taiwan University (NTU) held a series of virtual virtual research poster fairs where students from both institutions presented research on three distinct topics – Energy & Sustainability, Biomedical Engineering and Electronic Devices & Systems.
Staff members Janka Pieper, director of communications, and Jennifer Gerrard, director of international agreements and visitors have developed a 5-session workshop series of presentations, discussions and activities which provides an interactive opportunity for reflection and deeper understanding of cultural differences in the workplace.
Northwestern President Schapiro sends Lunar New Year Greetings.
During a visit to Northwestern on Friday, November 5, the Aer Lingus College Football Classic delegation visited Northwestern in preparation for the university's first overseas football game in Dublin next year.
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.
Ambassador of Argentina to the United States commits to expanding collaborations between Northwestern and Argentine Universities
During a visit to Northwestern on Friday, September 10th, the Argentine Ambassador to the United States Jorge Argüello pledged to expand academic ties between Argentina and Northwestern.
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.
The two universities signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will allow Northwestern and NTU to exchange faculty, increase language offerings, and allow undergraduate travel to Taiwan.
In the early 1900's, sailing across the world on so-called “study tours” was a favorite past time of Northwestern students.
Recently, Crown Visiting Professor in Israel Studies Elie Rekhess was named the official Israel Liaison for Northwestern. In this new role, Rekhess will assist with the expansion and development of institutional relationships and Northwestern programs and support the coordination and communication with university partners and visitors from Israel.
New virtual platform chronicles over 200 historical milestones and memorable moments of Northwestern’s global history
Northwestern President Schapiro sends Lunar New Year Greetings.
As 2020 halted international education and exchange in the traditional sense, it also propelled Northwestern faculty, staff and students to create and participate in innovative and reimagined global engagement activities.
It is with profound sadness that we learned about the passing of Pumlani Sibula, a dear colleague and collaborator at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, one of Northwestern’s partner institutions.
Northwestern and Universität Hamburg partner for first-of-its-kind virtual poster session on sustainability
An international exchange of ideas on sustainability was on the agenda for two virtual poster sessions jointly organized by Universität Hamburg in Germany and Northwestern University. Two dozen students presented their research and attended fellow student presentations during virtual “fireside chat” poster sessions held in November.
Northwestern celebrates International Education Week, November 16-20, with dozens of events and activities for students, faculty, staff, and students.
Faculty from four Northwestern schools have received International Classroom Partnering Grants for the academic year 2020-2021. A total of seven projects were funded with institutional partners on four continents.
Northwestern is joining an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit filed by Harvard and MIT against the new ICE regulations. Read President Morton Schapiro's full statement.
Interim Provost Kathleen Hagerty confirms Northwestern University’s continued commitment to our international students.
Interim Provost Kathleen Hagerty and Vice President for Research Milan Mrksich express Northwestern University’s commitment to being an inclusive, global academic community.
Recently, Northwestern's faculty member Licheng Gu and graduate student Muzhen Zhang were interviewed by China Youth Daily.
The second annual U7+ Summit, originally scheduled for June 2-3 at Northwestern University, will be rescheduled in response to the continuing global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Northwestern closely tracks developments of the coronavirus and continues to share information as they emerge in an effort to keep our community safe and up-to-date.
Symposium brings together scientists from partner institutions to expand academic scope
Northwestern University will host the second annual U7+ Summit June 2-3, 2020, convening presidents and top leaders from universities in G7 nations and other countries to explore solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
Northwestern University signed a memorandum of understanding with Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City intended to develop academic collaborations between the two institutions.
Northwestern staff traveled to China, where they connected with peers at Peking University, learned about ways to best communicate with stakeholders in China and identified areas of opportunity for storytelling and engagement.
The 3-day Summer Institute of Psychoanalysis workshop held at Northwestern’s Evanston campus from Jun. 24 to Jun. 27, 2019, attracted over 20 students and scholars from six countries, including Austria, France, Israel, Mexico, Australia, and the United States.
Six Northwestern students won awards at the 2019 Midwest University Chinese Speech Contest at Loyola University Chicago in April.
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.
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.
One World \ One Northwestern community learns about the life cycle of an international student at Northwestern
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.
An interdisciplinary delegation of Northwestern researchers and administrators visited Universität Hamburg to discuss joint initiatives related to climate change.
Licheng Gu, a professor of instruction in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, was named the official China Liaison for Northwestern University in the Office of the Vice President for International Relations.
Northwestern Law students gain international legal perspective through student-driven class, research, and trip to Tanzania
As part of an academic research project through Northwestern Law’s International Team Project (ITP) class, a group of law students delved into Tanzania’s history, politics, economics, and culture to formulate law research topics.
Turkish Delight: A mouthwatering first-year seminar explores how food shapes a culture’s history and identity
Students in the first-year seminar “We Are What We Eat: Turkish Food Culture And Cuisine,” explore a variety of topics such as immigration, religion, identity, politics, history, through the lens of food.
In addition to being a top producer of student awardees, Northwestern has sent faculty and staff abroad through the Fulbright Program and has been host to many international scholar grantees over the years.
Ravi Shankar appointed President and Chairman of Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Ravi Shankar, Director of Northwestern's International Office, assumes his new two-year appointment as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Northwestern Associate Professor of Political Science Wendy Pearlman gave a talk to the NU-Kellogg Alumni Club of Toronto about her acclaimed book, "We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria."
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox lectured on politics, economics and international cooperation to a crowd of nearly 650 people.
Giving Back: Balkan region close to Northwestern alumnus’s heart hosts undergraduate study abroad program
This past summer, alumnus Brad Radulovacki ’83 brought together his love for Northwestern, commitment to philanthropy and strong personal connection to Serbia to create a unique opportunity for Northwestern’s global health students.
Access to Health, Northwestern’s interdisciplinary health and human rights project, links Medill journalists with local partners, shedding light on global health and human rights issues.
Northwestern and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 will co-host the first annual Summer Institute in Paris, examining psychoanalysis and the media.
German journalists discuss the power of "Wertschätzung" — the German expression that emphasizes appreciation, kindness and respect — in a global context during a talk at Northwestern.
Northwestern signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with University of Havana Medical School.
Professor Phyllis Lyons was honored for her role in promoting Japanese culture, language education and cultural exchange.
Vice President for Research Jay Walsh attends Peking University's 120th Anniversary, speaks about value of research collaboration
15 Brazilian authors spark entwined discussions on identity, language and literature at Brazilian Literary Spring
International students find a safe space in the IO and CAPS partnership program.
Inspired by their study abroad experiences, two Northwestern students co-founded a long-term bike rental program in Evanston.
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.
Puerto Rican scholars seek new opportunities at Northwestern after Hurricane Maria
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
A group of study abroad returnees gathered to discuss what they learned from their time abroad with other students and faculty.
Popular undergraduate program honored for advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities
Partnership building par excellence: From the flatlands of Illinois to the mountain valleys of South Africa
Northwestern University's relationship with Stellenbosch University in South Africa is a flagship example of strategic collaborations and partnership building.
Universidad Panamericana campus Mexico president expresses commitment to expanding institutional partnership
Building faculty engagement and collaborations with Northwestern a top priority for Universidad Panamericana
The Office of International Relations funds Northwestern MFA in Documentary Media students to engage in filmmaking projects abroad.
Julia Polk returned to campus for Reunion Weekend and shared her story as a doctor in global health and advice for those interested in a similar direction.
The Office of International Relations expands professional development opportunities for staff within the field of international education.
Northwestern strengthens academic ties with Cuba, expands faculty collaborations in health-related fields
Driven by an institutional effort to expand international partnerships and collaborations, a group of Northwestern faculty members and administrators observed first-hand the ins and outs of Cuba's effective healthcare system.
In an interview Rebecca Seligman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, discusses her research interests and her recent trip to Cuba.
Proposals are being accepted on a rolling basis.
Students from Bocconi University in Italy learn about credit risk management at Northwestern, with Chicago as their campus.
Northwestern University and the University of Chicago’s alumni clubs co-host Chicago-style pizza networking event in Tokyo.
Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Shanghai Jiao Tong University expand long-standing partnership by adding a dual PhD degree to its list of joint academic programs
The leaders are on the Northwestern campus as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, a flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative.
Northwestern humanities and communications faculty now have the opportunity to expand their international networks and build new academic relationships in a variety of disciplines.
Northwestern students experience Japan through the Kakehashi Project