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Internationalization and Global Engagement

Oregon State University’s role as a land grant institution and premier 21st century research university demands engagement with global issues, a collaborative and globally focused research and innovation enterprise, and delivery of transformative education that prepares graduates to work effectively in a diverse society and as global citizens. These priorities reach across all elements of OSU’s mission – education, research, and engagement – and are a shared responsibility and campus-wide endeavor.

Internationalization Grants now available

The Office of Faculty Affairs is pleased to announce an Internationalization Grant pilot program, which will award up to $5,000 for projects that advance the university’s internationalization agenda.

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OSU Celebrates International Education Week!

November 14-18, 2022


Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts, and community during International Education Week!




Global Events

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Global News

Michael Rataj making a basketball shot

Michael Rataj (pronounced ruh-tie), an OSU first-year international student spent time playing on four different youth national teams and a professional team in his native Germany before arriving in Corvallis to join the men's basketball team. He traveled with the team to Italy over the summer which gave him a chance to get to know his teammates better. He chose OSU because of his interest in biohealth sciences.

Beekeeprs examining a frame from a beehive

The Oregon State University Extension Service’s Master Beekeeper Program added a Spanish track in 2020, the first program of its kind in the United States. With a mission to provide an in-depth, beginner-level educational experience to beekeepers all around our region, providing the course in has “filled a gap in our reach that was badly needed,” said Jen Larson, who coordinates the program.

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The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University has named Dr. David Stone as its first-ever Associate Dean of International Programs. This new position is primarily focused on international research, teaching, and outreach through the College of Agricultural Sciences, and also includes a 25% appointment with OSU Extension Service.

Children on roof and people floating in flooded street

An international coalition of researchers says in a report published today that the Earth’s vital signs have worsened to the point that “humanity is unequivocally facing a climate emergency.” The report notes that 16 of 35 planetary vital signs the authors use to track climate change are at record extremes.


Oregon State University has received $4 million to lead a national program that will engage educators, artists and writers in polar science activities and increase the impact and visibility of the scientific work underway in the Arctic and Antarctic. Polar STEAM, funded by the National Science Foundation via a five-year cooperative agreement, is a partnership of OSU’s STEM Research Center, the Arts and Education Complex, Pre-College Programs, CEOAS, and CLA.

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Each year in the third week of November, Oregon State University celebrates International Education Week. This year's events include a President's coffee for international students, the Provost's Reception for International Employees and Scholars, and much more. Check out the full calendar of events on the website and the marketing toolkit if you'd like to promote your own events as part of IEW. For questions, please contact the Global Affairs Associate.

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