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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…

  • 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, a digital news outlet. UW Professor Emeritus of Communication Randal Beam accepted the award and expressed appreciation for…

  • UW honored for inclusive global engagement

    October 10, 2017

    Global Affairs

    The University of Washington has been named a finalist by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) for its Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The winner will be announced during the 2017 APLU Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this November. Honorees demonstrate commitment to and institutional evidence of: Inclusive global engagement by all…

  • Global health symposium draws leaders from afar

    February 8, 2017

    Global Affairs


    World leaders in global health are featured speakers at the UW public symposium, "Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation" today. The public conference marks the 10th anniversary of the UW Department of Global Health as well as the anniversaries of many other Seattle-based global health organizations. The event is free and open to the public.…

  • From refugee to MEDEX student

    February 2, 2017

    Global Affairs

    Frantz Alphonse

    Along with his family, Frantz Alphonse came to the U.S. at age 7 as a refugee from Haiti. This experience has given him a strong sense of empathy underserved communities. Along with eight years as a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman, this experience makes him a great fit for MEDEX. Read more from MEDEX magazine...