In recognition of their extraordinary global engagement efforts, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named Arizona State University; the University of California, San Diego; The Ohio State University; and the University of Minnesota as finalists for its inaugural Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The award recognizes institutions at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. The winner will be announced during the 2016 APLU Annual Meeting November 13-15 in Austin, Texas.
The Ohio State University believes a global university is one in which international experiences and perspectives are fully integrated into its teaching, research, and engagement mission — and that if universities are to prosper, they must be global in orientation, reach, and reputation to successfully function in our increasingly interconnected world. Ohio State is committed to becoming a preeminent global university by preparing its students to succeed in the global marketplace as nationally and internationally engaged citizens. Internationalization at OSU is broad in scope with world-class research, teaching and engagement initiatives making an impact locally and globally.
Ohio State’s comprehensive policies, curriculum innovations, research discoveries, scholarship, and outreach are seamless in their integration throughout a very large and complex land-grant public research institution. The university’s research mission to be a driver of new discoveries is entwined with its land-grant mission to facilitate economic progress for the state of Ohio, the country, and the world. Ohio State researchers are making discoveries and creating new technologies that address society’s critical issues, including identifying new and renewable energy sources, meeting the global demand for sufficient and secure food supplies, overcoming disease and enhancing health and wellbeing, and creating global economies that erase poverty and provide an improved quality of life.
These accomplishments expand the frontiers of knowledge and scholarship every day. By any measure, Ohio State is a vibrant, diverse, and global university. These are the guiding principles that inspire OSU’s day-to-day work as well as its vision for the future.