Colleen Wilcox | January 13, 2019
“To prepare students for leadership roles in a changing global landscape, we are bringing Notre Dame to the world and the world to Notre Dame….” -President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
There is power in that statement. Intention. The message is also tangible.
The University’s commitment to internationalization is demonstrated through the opening of the Keough School of Global Affairs in 2017, Notre Dame’s first new school in nearly a century; the development of diverse academic programs and study abroad opportunities; the recruitment of more international students and faculty; the financial support of collaborative and innovative faculty research abroad; and the deepening existing of global partnerships and programs and the genesis of even more.
While all departments and divisions are called to take part in the extension of the University’s global reach and impact, Notre Dame International and the Keough School of Global Affairs are the catalysts in what is an extraordinarily dynamic time in Notre Dame’s history.
NOTRE DAME INTERNATIONAL
“We are proud to be an ambassador and driver of the great work being done all over the world by our faculty, staff and students as they conduct study and cutting-edge research to solve global challenges,” says Michael Pippenger, who as vice president and associate provost of internationalization leads NDI.
When Pippenger talks about internationalizing Notre Dame, he points to three specific initiatives: research, engagement and exchanges.
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