Office of External Affairs

Office of External Affairs

Passion Never Rests

From academic excellence to sustainability, the University of Washington strives to be the first.

In 2014, the University of Washington achieved several distinguished academic, research and health care rankings, as well as recognition for our sustainability efforts and programs for veterans.

The University of Washington was ranked #1 by the New America Education Policy Program – the ranking is based on commitment to research, scholarship, diversity, quality and affordability. We are also one of the top 15 universities worldwide and the UW is 2nd among large colleges that produce the most Peace Corps Volunteers

Read about more of our Recognition and Rankings.

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This Just In . . .

Check back often for the latest updates from the world of External Affairs at the University of Washington!

  • UW best in the West according to Washington Monthly

    March 4, 2015

    External Affairs

    Washington Monthly ranked the University of Washington first in their "Best Bang for the Buck" in the West. The UW is the top school with regard to the best value based on a variety of factors. Read more from the Seattle Times and see the rankings here.

  • UW at the top for Peace Corps volunteers

    February 19, 2015

    External Affairs

    The University of Washington produced the most Peace Corps volunteers for 2015, reclaiming the top spot with 72 alumni currently in service. Read more from UW Today.

  • Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce named interim president

    February 13, 2015

    External Affairs

    University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce was named interim president by the Board of Regents today. Her appointment will be effective March 2, 2015. Read more from UW Today.


  • UW President Michael K. Young finalist for Texas A&M president position

    February 6, 2015

    External Affairs

    University of Washington President Michael K. Young has been named the sole finalist for president of Texas A&M University. Read more from UW Today.


  • Gov. Inslee, President Michael K. Young celebrate BARC launch

    January 20, 2015

    External Affairs

    Gov. Jay Inslee, UW President Michael K. Young and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner joined UW researchers on Monday to launch the Boeing Advanced Research Center, or BARC, The center is located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering on the UW campus and will allow students and faculty members to work collaboratively with Boeing engineers on aircraft and spacecraft assembly and manufacturing. Four initial projects are underway at the UW, led by Boeing-employed affiliated instructors and UW engineering professors. Read more from UW Today.