Faculty Global Engagement Survey

Washington University faculty to share information about their work involving international research and education. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs is gathering this information from faculty for two reasons: To inform the WashU strategic planning process related to global engagement. The information will give a more complete picture of where and how to focus. […]

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China Scholarship Council new student cohort welcomed to campus

The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis recently welcomed the first cohort of students funded by a prestigious new grant from the China Scholarship Council, the Chinese Ministry of Education’s branch that oversees international exchange and collaboration. The award enables a dual doctoral program with Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), a McDonnell […]

Research Funding Opportunities

Global engagement is integral to advancing WashU’s research, teaching, and reputation. Solving large scale international problems cannot be done in or by a single country.  Many areas of research require international collaboration, because the problem is better studied in another country, or because the expertise exists in other countries. In other cases, learning across national borders can help […]

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Heading off a deadly superbug

Hypervirulent strains of the bacteria Klebsiella caused tens of thousands of infections in China, Taiwan and South Korea last year, and the bacteria are spreading around the world. About half of people infected with hypervirulent, drug-resistant Klebsiella die. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the biotech startup VaxNewMo have produced […]

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Seminar in China advances research, global partnership

Recently in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, more than 150 social work faculty, graduate students and practitioners participated in a first-of-its-kind intensive summer seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). The seminar focused on advanced research methods for practitioners and researchers working abroad. Students from six different universities in the UK and the US took part in the advanced […]

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McDonnell Academy International Symposium

The world is experiencing dramatic changes in many ways, including social, environmental, political, and technological forces. Research universities play a critical role in helping to understand and shape these forces. Given their scope and impact, collaborative work involving faculty across countries is key, as is the work of faculty from many different disciplines. It is […]

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Li receives inaugural Wrighton Award for McDonnell Alumni

Chen Li, McDonnell International Scholars Academy alumnus, has received the Mark S. Wrighton Award for McDonnell Academy Alumni. He received six separate nominations and is the first recipient of this award which recognizes an alumnus having a significant impact on their communities or professional career, based directly on their experience in the program. Dr. Chen […]

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Assembly Series: S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture

Has China Won? Kishore Mahbubani Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore Registration is advised. The S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series is sponsored by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs Monday, October 7, 4:30 PM Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall Danforth Campus | Washington University […]

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Going global

In 1995, when Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton gave his inaugural address as the 14th chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, he signaled his intention to establish the university as a global leader. From the formation of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy in 2005 to the recent launch of the Africa Initiative, he has remained […]

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Celebrating McDonnell Scholar Graduates

View more photos from the event. The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Spring Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented at the ceremony, and Scholars will have the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. This cohort of […]

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