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This map illustrates the University of Washington’s global engagement. UW NetID holders can access more detailed information at the UW Profiles Global Dashboards. Have questions or feedback? Email uwoga@uw.edu.

Map key

International students

This visualization shows the number of UW international students by country of origin during the last completed academic year. Students with UW-sponsored visas are included in this map.

Study abroad

This visualization shows the number of students who studied abroad in each country during the last completed academic year.


This visualization shows UW alumni living in each country outside the U.S. This is a complete set of all alumni.

Research and publications

This visualization shows global engagement and collaboration in research. It represents the following two datasets:

  • Research publications with a co-author at an institution outside the United States, identified using open source data from the Microsoft Academic Graph.
  • Research awards with an international component, as identified by the investigator in UW SAGE. At the time of proposal, the investigator indicated on the eGC1 that project work will be performed internationally and selected a related country. Funds were not necessarily spent internationally.

In the future, we hope to provide more detailed information about individual projects and publications, as well as faculty affiliations.

Population Health

This visualization shows global engagement and collaboration in research related to the UW’s Population Health Initiative. It refines the research and publications data set (see above) to include research and publications relevant to the five areas of focus for the Population Health Initiative:

  • Education and capacity building
  • Diagnostics and critical assessments
  • Developing and testing innovations
  • Implementation science
  • Strategy and planning

As specified by the Population Health Initiative, it includes the research and publications completed by faculty and researchers from the Population Health Resource Directory, as well as all those with appointments in relevant colleges, schools and departments identified by the initiative.

Data sources

Using the map

  • The four visualizations represent global trends in the following areas: International students, study abroad, alumni, research and publications, and Population Health.
  • Click on a button above the map to view a particular visualization.
  • Hover over a country to learn more.
  • To learn about a particular country in detail, type the name of any country into the search bar at the top left.
  • Hover over the icon to read stories or learn about alumni communities.

Have questions or feedback? Email uwoga@uw.edu.