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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

students and administrators pose with Dalia Lama after winning an award

Simon School team places third in Tibetan Innovation Challenge

The team's plan is to unlock the entrepreneurial potential of Tibetans living in India by bringing them basic financial training and access to capital.
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URMC supporting global health with technology, big data

Researchers have commenced two projects to improve maternal and mental health in low- and middle-income countries by harnessing information technology and social media.
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Eastman BroadBand bids ‘arrivederci’ and ‘adiós’ to Rochester to head for two new music festivals

The resident ensemble of Eastman students continues to raise its international profile with residencies at music festivals in Italy and Spain this summer.
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historical portraits of Simon Tuska and Theodore Thanbyah

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.”