McDonnell Academy Highlights

McDonnell Academy cohort trip to New York city

Fifteen years ago, Washington University launched a bold new experiment to foster international collaboration in education and research.

As we reflect on the remarkable progress of the last 15 years, we also look to the future and to a new era of building momentum. In the last year, we began work to update and refine the university’s global strategy, in alignment with Washington University’s mission and future ambitions. In the international space, we will seek to enhance efforts in three areas:

  • Talent & diversity: Enrich the talent and diversity of WashU by recruiting premier students from across the globe.
  • Education: Give every student an international perspective through their educational experience.
  • Research: Advance research that has impact and recognition internationally.

The McDonnell Academy contributes on each of these three dimensions in important ways. The original vision of the McDonnell Academy continues as we evolve to best achieve that vision.

We invite you to read some of the new developments from the past year in the 2019 Highlights Brochure.