Global Studies in Higher
Global Studies in Higher Education (GSHE) operates as an interdisciplinary hub or “think tank” of university administrators, scholars, researchers, and students, and of partners and leaders outside the university. GSHE advances key theories, themes, debates, and tools that link university research to issues of international business and the political economy and to cultures in the age of globalization.
UW-Madison is uniquely positioned to advance knowledge about the changing role of a public university in a global age. GSHE contributes to UW-Madison’s strengths by examining global change and local impacts in comparative perspective and by creating a forum where participants meet, cross-fertilize, discuss solutions, and generate new intellectual resources and wealth.
Developing creative partnerships among universities, international and multi-national businesses, and governmental and non-governmental organizations is at the core of the GSHE initiative. Through a Distinguished Speaker Series, Visiting Fellows Program, and a Working Group of Internal and External Partners, GSHE serves as a cross-cutting forum for dialogue and collaboration about higher education in our world today.
Partners: Key partners at UW-Madison include:
In the UW-Madison School of Education, the Department of Educational Policy Studies offers a concentration in comparative and international education to prepare researchers, policy makers, and planners who are interested in education across countries and cultures.
The Division of International Studies is the campus unit charged with formulating and implementing UW–Madison’s internationalization strategy. Its mission is to promote international education, scholarship, and collaboration both on and off campus.
Funded by Title VI of the Higher Education Act since 2003, Global Studies emphasizes research, teaching, and outreach as its foundational and complementary missions. Global Studies supports a number of exciting programs on the UW campus, all aimed to sustain and expand innovative research and training through cross-regional, interdisciplinary research circles and to collaborate with other national and international partners on the development and evolution of global studies as a mode of analysis.