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.

On Top for Being Green

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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!


  • The UW is fostering innovation

    October 29, 2014

    External Affairs

    GeekWire interviewed Vikram Jandhyala, Vice Provost of Innovation, about the future of innovation and entrepreneurship at the UW. Jandhyala is working on making innovation part of educating students. "I want to see the creative juices becoming part of the education system, rather than something you do after the fact, or just happening on your own time." Read the full interview from GeekWire.


  • UW 14th in the world

    October 28, 2014

    External Affairs

    The University of Washington was ranked 14th best university in the world by U.S. News and World Report. Rankings are based on 10 indicators that measure academic research performance and global and regional reputation. See the full list here.

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  • New UW|360 features Dubs!

    October 28, 2014

    External Affairs

    UW 360 premiered its 5th season last week! The magazine show, hosted by Carolyn Douglas, features stories about the University of Washington and our connection to the community. In the new episode, follow beloved UW mascot Dubs as he meets and greets students and visitors on campus. Did you know he participated in the 2014 Commencement Ceremony? Also in this episode, learn about the history of the UW's universal bus pass program, U-PASS, meet renowned choreographer Robert Moses and see his work with UW dance students, and see how the UW Center for Commercialization, C4C, has become a leading start-up incubator. Learn more and watch online from UWTV|Channel 27.

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  • Boundless celebration on W Day!

    October 25, 2014

    External Affairs

    The University of Washington celebrated W Day today in honor of the UW's 153rd birthday. We also challenged ourselves to raise $200,000 and we exceeded that goal - the More Purple giving challenge raised $205,807!

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    Read more about the Boundless Celebration!


  • SustainableUW Fest

    October 21, 2014

    External Affairs

    Join in the SustainableUW Festival this week on campus! The festival celebrates environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts at the University of Washington, highlighting contributions and leadership efforts across campus as well as providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get involved.

    You can find more information from Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability.

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