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Apply online here before September 20 to participate in the GIX Innovation Competition!

Powering innovation — here
and around the world

A new model for learning, collaborating and problem-solving — the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) offers students, faculty and industry professionals the opportunity to make a difference.

So what is GIX? For starters, it’s a first-of-its kind partnership between two leading research universities, the University of Washington and Tsinghua University, with foundational support from Microsoft.

GIX extends beyond the walls of its Seattle-area facilities, attracting participants and encouraging collaboration that is unbound by geography or discipline. Through project-based learning that addresses real-world issues, students, researchers and industry professionals will create solutions to global challenges.

The first degree offerings, a 21-month dual degree at the two universities and a 15-month master's degree in technology innovation at the UW, are just the beginning. Additional graduate and certificate programs will bring together students and professionals, academia and industry, and experts and entrepreneurs from a range of fields.

GIX is designed for visionaries. For trailblazers. For people who want to take learning to a new level — and make a positive impact at the same time.

GIX Introduction