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International Strategy

Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan makes clear our commitment to advance discovery and learning in service to humanity, addressing challenges big and small, local to global. Universities have an unrivaled capacity to produce unbiased information, groundbreaking research and scholarly collaborations in service to the community and society at large.To fulfill the vision and aspirations of its strategic plan, Vanderbilt must further its global engagement.

Global VU

Vanderbilt is implementing recommendations from the International Strategy Working Group's2017 report. Actions include:

  • Creation of a Vanderbilt "global fellows" program

  • Enhanced international alumni and media outreach

  • Reviews and refinements to administrative processes related to international research and scholarship

  • Laying the ground work for these and other efforts including a future institute through GlobalVU, a TIPs funded initiative