A Global University

As one of the world’s most innovative universities, the University of Washington promotes collaboration across traditional boundaries. Together with partners from academia, industry, communities and non-profits, we are working to solve global problems that impact us all.

Strategic initiatives

Innovation Imperative

Empowering students and researchers of all backgrounds to learn, discover and build solutions to tomorrow’s challenges.

Population Health

Our 25-year vision to advance the health of people around the world by leveraging capabilities and opportunities at the UW and beyond.

Race & Equity at the UW

Working together to combat the individual and institutional racism and inequities that persist here and throughout our society.

Partnership highlights

GIXGlobal Innovation Exchange

GIX connects universities, corporations, and nonprofits from around the world to pioneer new forms of teaching and learning, develop leaders in innovation and collaborate on solutions to global challenges.

APRUAssociation of Pacific Rim Universities

Connecting world-class research institutions from around the Pacific, APRU offers many opportunities for UW students, faculty and researchers.

Future of Ice

Future of Ice

The UW is investing in knowledge, education and discovery about the polar regions, and fostering collaborative partnerships with stakeholders.

Global Health

Department of Global Health

With over 190 partners globally, the Department’s training and capacity building efforts are improving health in 37 countries around the world.


Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

A catalyst and hub for local, tribal, state, national and international partnerships to guide and lead research and capacity building efforts.

Conservation Biology

Center for Envrionmental Forensic Science

Through innovative research, education and public outreach, the Center addresses human impacts on threatened and endangered species around the world.