Global Mission Statement

To establish long-term, globally distributed key university partnerships to leverage complementary strengths to pursue a common strategic vision for higher education and research for resolving some of the global challenges of our time.

"Strategic partners and collaborative centers form the building blocks of Global Penn State. They facilitate multi-dimensional partnerships across the University and abroad."
— Michael Adewumi, Vice Provost for Global Programs

Global Impact

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Life Quality

Enabling higher education and research to promote an equitable and secure global society.

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Change

The impact of changing social, technological and natural systems on the human condition.

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Sustainability

Interplay of water, energy, food, health and education for sustainable development.

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Economy

The interdependence of local, national and international economies and their effects on the world’s citizens.

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Giving

The support of alumni, friends, corporations, and organizations is essential to helping Global Penn State become an international leader, educating the next generation of global citizens.

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Health & Safety

The well-being of our faculty, staff, and students abroad is our top priority. Learn about the resources available to support you while abroad, and what you can do to prepare yourself to stay safe overseas.