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Office of Global Affairs

October 22, 2015

GIX brings global investment and opportunity to Greater Seattle

Global Innovation Exchange building renderingThe Global Innovation Exchange, along with the UW’s many other international partnerships, will have economic benefits for the Greater Seattle area, as well as benefits for Washington students.

These will be at the forefront of the UW’s upcoming events in China, writes Vice Provost for Global Affairs Jeff Riedinger.

GIX is a game changer for the Greater Seattle region, solidifying our reputation as a world-class innovation hub. …

While most university partnerships are outward-facing, GIX brings global here. It will attract some of the world’s finest thinkers, experts and learners to our region, beginning with Tsinghua University students and faculty. Locating GIX in Greater Seattle will give our students the global experiences they need to succeed in our modern economy without ever setting foot outside the U.S.

Read more in this piece for the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.