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  • Arts partnership captures a refugee experience in Seattle

    October 24, 2016

    Global Affairs


    A new exhibition and video documentary tell the story of a refugee family. These were developed by ART WORKS Projects in collaboration with the UW Center for Global Studies, The Seattle Times, UW Libraries and the King County Library System. See photos and video from The Seattle Times...

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

    September 29, 2016

    Global Affairs

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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

    Global Affairs

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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

    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

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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...