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U Helps Prepare Pakistani Higher Ed to Meet Market Needs

A group of eight university Vice Chancellors from Pakistan recently spent a week training at the University of Utah as part of the Higher Education Systems Strengthening Activity (HESSA)–a USAID-funded, U-led project. During their one-week visit in July, the education leaders toured U facilities and learned more about U.S. university management. Pakistan’s population is the […]

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FLAS Scholarships Support Language Study

University of Utah students can apply by January 28, 2022, for awards up to $18,000 in tuition funding, plus stipends, for studying an underrepresented language. The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of Education, provides financial support toward tuition and fees to eligible undergraduate students interested in studying […]

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Successful Fall Learning Abroad Fair Hints at Strong Enrollment Numbers for the Academic Year

On October 4-8, with students back on campus for the fall 2021 semester, Learning Abroad held its first large-scale, in-person outreach event. The Fall Learning Abroad Fair featured information sessions by University of Utah Faculty Directors, meetings with Affiliate provider reps, scholarship workshop sessions, and an in-person event on Wednesday, October 6 highlighting Learning Abroad […]

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Building Post-Pandemic Resilience in International Higher Education

Dr. Sabine C. Klahr, Associate Chief Global Officer, recently had the article below published in the fall 2021 issue of IIENetworker–a professional magazine published by the Institute of International Education.⁠ The pandemic has presented many challenges and shifts in priorities for leaders in international education (IE). Even as COVID-19 regulations have eased, countries are opening […]

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New Chief Global Officer Named

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced Brian Gibson has been named the university’s new chief global officer.  Gibson, a noted leader of internationalization and global engagement efforts, joins the U after most recently serving as executive director of George Mason University’s Global Education Office. He will assume his new role July […]

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U signs agreements with the University of Aberdeen

The University of Utah and University of Aberdeen in Scotland recently signed a memorandum of understanding for universitywide collaboration and a joint exchange agreement opening learning abroad opportunities to students from both campuses. “This agreement creates an opportunity for our students to study at one of the top universities in the U.K. and experience an […]

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5 Ways to Integrate Global Learning in the Classroom

As the world becomes increasingly complex, universities are seeking to help students better understand the interconnection of global political, economic, social, and health systems. While not every student may have the chance to experience these complexities first-hand, as educators we can craft our curriculum and classroom experiences in ways that encourage an appreciation of cultural […]

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OGE Announces the 2020 Excellence in Global Engagement Awards

The Office for Global Engagement is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Global Engagement Awards—an annual recognition of faculty and staff who have made exceptional contributions to developing the global dimension of the University of Utah. Dr. Debra Penney Associate Clinical Professor and Certified Nurse-Midwife Dr. Debra Penney has dedicated her […]

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OGE Celebrates the 2019-2020 Global Learning Across the Disciplines Grant Recipients

In lieu of the Office for Global Engagement’s annual in-person awards ceremony, we’d love your help in giving a big round of virtual applause to the three teams who received this academic year’s Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) grants. These awards help faculty implement curriculum enhancements so that U students can gain greater global […]

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