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Illinois International News is a collection of globally-focused blogs and stories from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Global Relations announces 393 active agreements in 2022-2023 annual report

    The Global Relations team at Illinois International managed over 390 active institutional agreements in 56 countries this year, amplifying the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) mission to promote global engagement for positive contributions to the community, state, nation, and world.

  • ISSS reports increase in international student enrollment

    Total international student enrollment at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign increased again this year, climbing from 11,548 in 2022 to 11,580 as of December 2023.

    International Student and Scholar Services reported the increase in its annual International Statistics Book released in December 2023. 

  • Three UIUC students win 3rd annual Reimagine Our Future Sustainability Competition

    UIUC students Margot O'Malley, Tom George, and Jasper Nord presented a project using coffee grounds to grow nutritious oyster mushrooms. They analyzed environmental challenges related to sending coffee grounds to landfills in terms of emitting greenhouse gases and contaminating groundwater and soil. 

    This team recognized the interrelated problems of food insecurity and human health, and the students piloted the solution and presented plans to expand the scope of their initiative. 

    Their presentation won the $2,000 grand prize.

  • The Next Four Years: Taking Care

    Mia Hackett, a recent graduate and intern with the Global Communication team at Illinois International, shares her advice for building a self-care routine for managing stressful times. This is the final part of a blog series titled "The Next Four Years."

  • University of Illinois remains one of the leading destinations for international students among public institutions

    The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is once again a top destination for international students, according to data from this year’s Open Doors report. The report, released on November 13 by the Institute of International Education (IIE), ranks the University of Illinois second in the nation among public universities for the most international students.

  • UoB, DPI awarded $10M to establish Global Center for clean energy, equitable transportation solutions

    The University of Illinois System’s Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) and the University of Birmingham (UoB) have simultaneously received funding to establish the Global Center for Clean Energy and Equitable Transportation Solutions (CLEETS). The center will bring together experts on climate, energy, data science, and transportation to accelerate discovery of new pathways to reduce carbon emissions in road transportation.

  • Climate-smart cows could deliver 10-20x more milk in Global South

    URBANA, Ill. — The College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) announced on Oct. 31, 2023 that a team of animal scientists from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) will bring cow embryos to Tanzania that can produce up to 20 times the milk of indigenous breeds.     

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  • International Education Week kicks off Nov. 5

    International Education Week starts Nov. 5 and extends through Nov. 11 this year. The celebration will be comprised of numerous educational, cultural, and recreational events hosted by student groups, centers, colleges, units, and local partners. More information can be found by following this link

  • ISSS, University Housing accepting recipe submissions for 2nd annual International Cook-Off

    International Student and Scholar Services and University Housing are looking for recipe submissions for this year’s International Cook-Off. 

    Recipes must fall under the three designated categories for this year which are dumplings, rice, and chicken. 

  • The Next Four Years: Building a Routine

    Mia Hackett, a recent graduate and intern with the Global Communication team at Illinois International, shares her advice for how to build a routine as a student. This is part two of a three part series titled "The Next Four Years."