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

    September 23, 2016

    Global Affairs

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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

    Global Affairs

    GIX building

    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

    Global Affairs


    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,”…

  • Researchers document winds that have blown across central Asia for 42 million years

    September 15, 2016

    Global Affairs

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    UW geologist Alexis Licht led a team that has discovered a surprising resilience to one of the world’s dominant weather systems. The finding could help long-term climate forecasts, since it suggests these winds are likely to persist through radical climate shifts. Read more...

  • From Uganda to Washington: forestry doctoral student wins top prize for wildlife conservation

    September 14, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Carol Bogezi

    When graduate student Carol Bogezi heard that Washington has big carnivores, she was sold. Bogezi, who grew up in Uganda and began her doctoral degree several years ago at the UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, was excited to track and tag cougars and investigate how the recent return of wolves affects ranchers. Her…