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Global Engagement: Connecting Rochester and the World

Learn, discover, heal, create—
And make the world Ever Better

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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Office of Global Engagement launches new website

The revamped site features news, resources, facts, and staff contact information. The office helps the University’s departments, schools, and individuals to engage internationally, as well as spread Rochester’s mission through global programs and partnerships.
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Chinese Government Scholarship: Call for applications open

A Chinese government scholarship exclusive to UR students provides the chance to study in China for one year.

Applications are due January 23, 2015.

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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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A tale of 11 cities: International student panel takes on list of least livable

In response to Business Insider’s article listing the least “livable” cities, international students discussed the opportunities and challenges of life in their hometowns and in Rochester.

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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.”