In light of legislation passed by the Hungarian Parliament on April 4 that encroaches on the academic freedom of teaching and research at Central European University (CEU) and other international higher education institutions, International Division Vice Provost & Dean Guido Podestá issued the letter below in support of CEU. The letter was sent to Petra Kammerevert, member of the European Parliament and Culture and Education Committee Chairman. Continue reading
The keys to understanding current issues on immigration, citizenship, and labor might be found in radical legislation enacted in the United States more than 100 years ago. Continue reading
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranked first among large schools on the Peace Corps 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 87 Badgers currently volunteering worldwide. Continue reading
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will again host 25 of Africa’s emerging leaders in in June for a six-week public management academic and leadership institute, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Continue reading
Throughout its history, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has been fortunate to draw together students, faculty and staff from many different countries, religions and backgrounds. This diversity is a source of strength and innovation and it enhances our research, teaching and outreach. It also drives the Wisconsin Idea through the ideals of sharing knowledge and building global partnerships.
We add our voice to those of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) and many of our peer institutions calling for a reconsideration of the administration’s new order barring the entry or return of individuals from certain countries. Continue reading
In alignment with its mission, Wisconsin Without Borders (WWB) is soliciting nominations of outstanding examples of globally engaged scholarship by members of the UW-Madison community. To be considered, applications should describe projects involving collaboration between faculty, students, university staff, and non-academic partners that address a problem identified by community members. Continue reading
Bola Olaniyan ’11, M.S. ’15 will be serving as program director for the Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internship program, offered through International Academic Programs (IAP). The program gives students the opportunity to apply to an internship of their choosing and study domestic or international issues as part of a summer- or semester-long domestic study away program. Continue reading
A new scholarship program will help prepare young leaders to fight poverty and improve quality of life around the world, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced today.
The King-Morgridge Scholars Program will launch with a cohort of six students in fall 2017 and will be housed in UW–Madison’s International Division. It will support high-achieving students from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and South Asia. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Continue reading
The International Division at UW–Madison will be expanding its presence in Washington, D.C. through a new position dedicated to working on federal issues related to international programs and managing the internationally focused opportunities of the Wisconsin-in-Washington academic internship program. Cynthia Williams, PhD ’04 will serve as International Policy and Program Development Officer, based in the UW–Madison office in Washington, D.C., effective March 1, 2017. Williams has served as Director of External Relations in the International Division for the past 15 years. An Interim Director of External Relations will be appointed in the coming months. Continue reading