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.

The University of Washington achieved many distinguished academic, research and health care rankings, as well as recognition for our sustainability efforts and programs for veterans.

In 2015, the University of Washington remained No. 15 on the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which was released Monday.

For the second consecutive year, the University of Washington held the No. 7 spot in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide, which rates universities on students’ social mobility, civic engagement and research. Washington Monthly also rates colleges that are doing the best job of helping lower-income students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices, and named the UW No. 1 on its “best bang for the buck” western region list.

Read about more of our Recognition and Rankings.

 

Canoeing on Lake Washington near the Waterfront Activities Center at the UW Seattle campus, June 28th 2013.

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Fall colors on the University of Washington Seattle campus, October 2013. PACCAR and Denny Hall. Photo by Katherine B. Turner

Fall colors on the University of Washington Seattle campus, October 2013. PACCAR and Denny Hall. Photo by Katherine B. Turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Just In . . .

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


  • UW remains No. 7 in Washington Monthly ranking; also named 'best bang for the buck' in the west

    August 26, 2015

    External Affairs

    For the second consecutive year, the University of Washington held the No. 7 spot in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide, which rates universities on students’ social mobility, civic engagement and research.

    Washington Monthly also rates colleges that are doing the best job of helping lower-income students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices, and named the UW No. 1 on its “best bang for the buck” western region list.

    Read more from UW Today.

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  • UW remains No. 15 in the world

    August 25, 2015

    External Affairs

    The University of Washington remained No. 15 on the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universitites, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Read more from UW Today and see the rankings here.

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  • The UW Spokane Center is open!

    June 25, 2015

    External Affairs

    The UW Spokane Center opened yesterday with a celebration featuring the UW Husky Marching Band, Cheer Team and Harry the Husky. UW interim Provost Jerry Baldasty, a native of Spokane, was joined by Spokane Mayor David Condon for a brief ceremony followed by an afternoon of activities at the center. Read more about the celebration from UW Today and learn more about the UW Spokane Center here.

     

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  • UW and Tsinghua University announce creation of the Global Innovation Exchange

    June 18, 2015

    External Affairs

    Today, the University of Washington and Tsinghua University announced a groundbreaking partnership and the creation the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), an institute dedicated to educating the next generation of innovators. Learn more about GIX here and read media coverage by the Seattle Times, GeekWire and The Wall Street Journal.

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  • UW professor chosen as nation's Poet Laureate

    June 16, 2015

    External Affairs

    Juan Felipe Herrera was named the 21st United States Poet Laureate. He is the first Latino honored since the U.S. Consultant in Poetry program began in 1937. Herrera is a visiting professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. Read more from UW Today.