Office of Global Affairs

Office of Global Affairs

Improving health, in Washington and around the world

President Cauce invites the UW community and our partners to join in developing a 25-year vision to advance human health and well-being.

Making dreams of study abroad a reality

UW senior Kainen Bell has studied around the world with the help of scholarships. Now, he’s helping other students make their study abroad dreams come true, too.

UW is No. 1 for Peace Corps volunteers

For the second year in a row, the University of Washington produced the most Peace Corps volunteers with 72 Huskies currently serving around the world.

Partnering for safe water

Eric Stowe, '01 and '03, and his non-profit, Splash, are bringing clean water used by restaurants and hotels to schools and orphanages. They provide safe water to hundreds of thousands of children living in urban poverty in Asia and Africa.

Latest News


  • Language learning changes your brain - even as an adult

    June 16, 2016

    Learning Chinese

    Researchers from the UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) showed that adults immersed in a foreign language environment undergo brain changes. Read more from Quartz...


  • Professor, researcher, detective - saving endangered animals

    June 14, 2016

    Samuel K. Wasser

    UW Professor Samuel . K Wasser "is a Sherlock Holmes of the wildlife trade. With modern biochemical tools and old-fashioned shoe leather, he sleuths out the merchants behind the market for poached animal products." Read more from The New York Times...


  • 'Breaking barriers': The BBC profiles President Cauce

    June 2, 2016

    Ana Mari Cauce

    In a recent feature, the BBC hailed UW President Ana Mari Cauce's unique perspective and life experiences. Read more...


  • Innovative cup designed to save babies

    May 25, 2016

    A baby drinks from the new cup

    Experts from the University of Washington and PATH have invented a special low-cost cup for feeding special needs babies. Each year in the developing world, millions of babies are born with health challenges that impair feeding and can lead to starvation. The $1 NIFTY cup provides a new solution. Read more from The Seattle Times...


  • US-India collaboration finds molecular signatures of severe malaria

    May 17, 2016

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    The University of Washington’s International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research in South Asia — along with partners at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) and Goa Medical College (GMC) of India — have discovered that specific types of parasite proteins, when combined with high parasite biomass, strongly predict severe malaria disease in adults. The…