Category: News

Letter of support for Central European University

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

Statement from Chancellor Blank on executive order on immigration

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

Nominations being accepted for Wisconsin Without Borders

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 to serve as program director for Wisconsin in Washington program

Bola Olaniyan

Bola Olaniyan

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

Scholarship to prepare international students for global development leadership

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

Williams to serve as International Policy and Program Development officer in D.C.

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