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Office of Global Affairs

October 14, 2015

Celebrating global partnerships and innovation

The University of Washington connects Washington to the world and brings the world to Washington, creating opportunities for our students, our region and our state. In the Pacific Northwest, we innovate through collaboration. This unique spirit of innovation is apparent in the UW’s strategy for global engagement.

Vice Provost Jeff Riedinger

Vice Provost Jeff Riedinger

Rather than establishing UW outposts overseas, we forge lasting partnerships with universities, business firms, foundations, non-profits and government agencies overseas. We work across boundaries of discipline and distance. We link partners in Spokane and Shanghai, in Seattle and São Paulo. We create cross-continent collaborations that help us better understand and address the world’s most challenging problems, for a world of good.

The UW’s long-standing and growing connections with Chinese institutions give our students the global experiences they need to succeed in our modern economy, build relationships with partners and leaders in East Asia, and attract entrepreneurs and investment to Washington state. The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) – our pathbreaking partnership with Tsinghua University, supported by Microsoft – is one great example of how lasting partnerships with Chinese institutions benefit UW students and our region.

The University of Washington’s visit to China this November is a celebration of our unique spirit of innovation and deepening trans-Pacific ties. Please follow along to learn more about UW partnerships in China and groundbreaking research, meet international alumni and friends, and cheer for the Husky men’s basketball team!

All the best,

Jeff Riedinger
Vice Provost for Global Affairs