Thanks to the hard work of Global Relations, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a wide variety of International partnerships. Global Relations facilitates inter-institutional agreements and partnerships between Illinois and other universities, government agencies, organizations, and private sector corporations to create an environment where knowledge, research, education, move freely across political, cultural, disciplinary, and academic borders.
In the 2018-2019 academic year, Global Relations hosted 17 delegations and 58 delegation members from 12 countries around the world. These delegations had the opportunity to come to Illinois and get a firsthand look at our university. The delegates were able to meet with faculty, tour our research institutions, and strengthen our partnerships during their visits.
Global relations executed 113 new or renewed international agreements for 11 colleges and 21 departments or administrative units on campus. These agreements support partnerships with institutions across 28 countries.These partnerships and agreements make it possible for students from Illinois to gain worldwide experience and knowledge. They make our institution stronger culturally and academically by having students from around the world study at our university.