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Office for Global Engagement

Connecting Rochester and the World

Since its founding, the University of Rochester has transformed the city, the region, the nation, and the world.

The University is an increasingly global institution. We draw students from all over the world, compete internationally for the most talented faculty, and establish international research partnerships.

The needs of a global society are becoming more complex, and the demands on a research university such as Rochester are increasingly urgent. With the aid of the Office for Global Engagement, Rochester can meet those demands.

Latest news

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Rochester graduate chosen for inaugural class of China-based Schwarzman Scholars program

Jintian “Jay” Li '12 is part of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, established “to prepare the next generation of global leaders.” The international fellowship was created by philanthropist Stephen A. Schwarzman, who donated $100 million to create the one-year master’s program in Beijing, China beginning this August.

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Student reports on life in DAAD RISE program

Mechanical engineering major Florence Yip ’17 spent her summer in Jena, Germany as a DAAD-RISE scholar studying the mechanical properties of carbon fiber reinforced composites.
Read more in her blog posts for the Office of Admissions >>

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Engineers can study abroad

Kenneth Imade '16 of electrical and computer engineering climbed the Great Wall of China while studying abroad in Hong Kong.
Read his story and learn more about study abroad oppertunities at the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences >>

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ASK THE ARCHIVIST: When did the University first enroll international students?

Simon Tuska of Hungary (Class of 1856) and Theodore Thanbyah of Burma (Class of 1871) were among the University's earliest international students.

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International Engagement: A Rochester Hallmark

Our undergraduate students are problem solvers, critical thinkers, activists, and innovators—poised to become global citizens. Alongside leading faculty, our graduate students and postdoctoral trainees are driving forward the sciences, medicine, and business, as well as the humanities, creative arts, and social change.

Through partnerships, research, teaching, activism, advocacy, and educational programs that span the globe, they are making a difference in lives worldwide.

How? Because at the University of Rochester, global is the new normal. We engage the world. We also bring the world right here to Rochester.

Did you know?

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The University has been designated as one of the “Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Student Scholars, 2013–14.”