Office of Global Affairs

Office of Global Affairs

Globally-engaged leaders from the Husky 100

Beleqsa Tamaami '16 made the most of her time at UWT - inside and outside of the classroom - by engaging in study abroad, Global Honors, and service learning.

Globally-engaged leaders from the Husky 100

Jobs, internships, and study abroad have given Human Centered Design & Engineering major Amy Wang "professional practice, global perspective, and a better sense of universal design."

Improving health, in Washington and around the world

President Cauce invites the UW community and our partners to join in developing a 25-year vision to advance human health and well-being.

UW is No. 1 for Peace Corps volunteers

For the second year in a row, the University of Washington produced the most Peace Corps volunteers with 72 Huskies currently serving around the world.

Partnering for safe water

Eric Stowe, '01 and '03, and his non-profit, Splash, are bringing clean water used by restaurants and hotels to schools and orphanages. They provide safe water to hundreds of thousands of children living in urban poverty in Asia and Africa.

Latest News

  • Study abroad sparks hard conversations about race and equity

    August 23, 2016

    Dark Empire student with London police

    For two days in late August, more than a million people inundate West London to celebrate one of the world’s largest street festivals—the Notting Hill Carnival. Elaborate floats and colorful-costumed performers wind their way through streets to the sound of steel bands and calypso music. It’s a tribute to the traditional Afro-Caribbean carnivals of the…

  • Women lead 10 of the world's best universities

    August 19, 2016

    Ana Mari Cauce

    Times of Higher Education's analysis of world university rankings revealed that women head some of the world's most outstanding universities. UW President Ana Mari Cauce is one of the 10 featured leaders. Read more...

  • UW again maintains No. 15 in world university ranking

    August 17, 2016


    The University of Washington remained No. 15 on the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which was released Tuesday. The UW again ranked 13th among U.S. universities and fourth among public institutions worldwide. The ranking considers several indicators of academic or research…

  • Professor embarks on 100th field course in Indonesia

    August 16, 2016

    Randy Kyes with students

    A chance meeting with a fellow scientist 27 years ago forever changed Randy Kyes’ life — catapulting him from North Carolina to Indonesia and beyond. As the founding director of the University of Washington’s Center for Global Field Study and head of the Division of Global Programs at the Washington National Primate Research Center, Kyes…

  • How the ‘Seattle Tech Universe’ map ended up at the World Economic Forum

    August 10, 2016

    Brad Smith in Davos

    The Seattle region’s technology landscape was in the spotlight over the weekend in Davos, Switzerland, where top corporate executives and global leaders were gathered for the World Economic Forum. Brad Smith, the Microsoft president and chief legal officer, showed the Seattle Tech Universe map during an event Friday night in Davos to help make his point about the…