Office of Global Affairs

News and features


  • Achieving the U.N. goals through education, research and collaboration

    September 24, 2018

    Global Affairs

    Seattle, WA The University of Washington has joined leading universities around the world in signing the newly-launched Declaration on University Global Engagement. This effort further aligns the work of the world’s top universities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As a public institution with a passion for promoting the common good, our work in…

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  • From Japan, an award honoring scholarship and community-building

    July 18, 2018

    Global Affairs

    The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is honoring the University of Washington Department of Asian Language and Literature for its outstanding contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and the U.S. The UW is deeply and intrinsically connected to the Pacific Rim and the world. Our Department of Asian Languages and Literature embodies this…

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  • What It Means to Be 'Global' in Seattle

    December 27, 2017

    Sakina Hussain

    Left to right: John Kelly, Starbucks Senior Vice President of Global Public Affairs and Social Impact; UW President Ana Mari Cauce; Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S. and Akhtar Badshah, president of the board for Global Washington.© Global Washington By Jeffrey Riedinger and Akhtar Badshah After the Global Washington conference last month, the two…

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  • UW a leader in global student engagement

    November 13, 2017

    Global Affairs

    Seattle, Washington The 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange ranks the UW in the top 20 institutions for both study abroad and hosting international students. The report was released today by the Institute for International Education. Preparing UW students for successful leadership in today’s global society and interconnected world is essential to the UW’s public…

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  • UW León Center honored for community contributions

    October 20, 2017

    Global Affairs

    León, Spain Before an audience of 700, the UW León Center was honored for its years of close collaboration with local and provincial partners. The award was presented by Juan Martínez Majo, president of the local Provincial Council, and leonoticias.com, a digital news outlet. UW Professor Emeritus of Communication Randal Beam accepted the award and expressed appreciation for…

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