Office of Global Affairs

Office of Global Affairs

Leadership exploration in Beijing

UW and Tsinghua University students connected connected in China for a week of cross-cultural learning

Globally-engaged leaders from the Husky 100

Beleqsa Tamaami '16 made the most of her time at UWT - inside and outside of the classroom - by engaging in study abroad, Global Honors, and service learning.

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.

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

  • UW ranked among the top five most innovative universities in the world by Reuters

    September 29, 2016

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    The University of Washington landed at No. 5 on The Reuters 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities, released Wednesday. Now in its second year, the list ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy. Read more from UW Today...

  • As 1 Million Strong implementation partner, the UW is creating a pipeline of China-savvy leaders

    September 27, 2016

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    On the anniversary of its 1 Million Strong initiative, the US-China Strong Foundation, a global nonprofit committed to strengthening US-China relations, announced its new 1 Million Strong implementation partners - including the University of Washington - who will help guide the initiative’s growth. Announced in September 2015 by Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping during…

  • UW at No. 25, fourth among U.S. public institutions, in Times Higher Education world ranking

    September 23, 2016

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    The University of Washington landed at No. 25 on the Times Higher Education world rankings for 2017, released this week. The UW is fourth on the list among U.S. public universities, behind UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Michigan.  Great Britain’s University of Oxford is ranked No. 1, with the U.S.’s Cal Tech and Stanford ranked second…

  • From Beijing to Seattle: The U.S. and China are teaming up with GIX

    September 23, 2016

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    Vikram Jandhyala, UW Vice President for Innovation, and Tsinghua University partners discuss the promise and future of the Global Innovation Exchange. Read more from GeekWire...

  • Research shows a single migration from Africa populated the world

    September 21, 2016


    In the journal Nature, three separate teams of geneticists survey DNA collected from cultures around the globe, many for the first time, and conclude that all non-Africans today trace their ancestry to a single population emerging from Africa between 50,000 and 80,000 years ago. “I think all three studies are basically saying the same thing,”…