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Global Initiatives

Embrace the world and its strengths and challenges. Our global initiatives are university-wide platforms for research, teaching and service that build knowledge and promote solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. We draw on expertise from across our nine schools and three campuses to contribute to the global common good.

15,000+ Alumni living and working abroad
250+ Agreements with international partners
3,100+ International students
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Global Challenges

Join a community of faculty and students who work across disciplines and professions to advance solutions to critical global challenges. We work at the intersection of development, security, business, health and the environment.

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McCourt School of Public Policy professor Andrew Zeitlin co-authors research that looks at the pros and cons of distributing aid in cash versus providing aid through complex and bundled programs…

Representatives from the Development Research Center in China

Students met with Huawei executives in Shenzhen and rural farmers in Maharashtra as they conducted meetings, research, and interviews with local stakeholders on summer trips with the Initiative for U.S.-China…