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Office of 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 of Global Engagement, Rochester can meet those demands.


Latest news

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Faculty Fulbright Workshop with Peter VanDerwater

Please join us for an informational workshop with the U.S. Director of Outreach for the Fulbright Scholar Program
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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International flavor of UR squash team

Overall, the University of Rochester squash team boasts 11 players on its roster from seven different countries around the world.
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GLOBAL ROCHESTER: Poland

A medical exchange program links European and American neurology training. For 20 years, Ralph Józefowicz (left), professor of neurology, has been traveling to Kraków, Poland, as part of a medical exchange program he founded between Rochester and Jagiellonian University.
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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.”