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Multiple Dimensions

Many global issues are of such magnitude and multiple dimensions that no institution on its own can expect success. Case Western Reserve University has a long history of collaboration with international academic, agency, alumni, government and industry groups in the areas of its core strengths: energy and the environment; human health; culture, creativity and design; social justice and ethics; sustainability; entrepreneurship; and others. The Office of International Affairs will support the university as it continues to build on that background--identifying additional areas of advancement, impact and opportunity and potential for partnerships within and outside the university.

We aspire to be recognized internationally as an institution that imagines and influences the future. read more >

Read about a few of the ways Case Western Reserve University is helping to make the world better. Check back for revolving highlights of the university’s global engagement.

School of Law

The School of Law has entered into exchange agreements with three Chinese law schools that will provide students compelling international academic and practical experience and foster active dialogue.
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Professor Michael P. Scharf headed a delegation at the International Criminal Court First Review Conference in Uganda, where the 111 participating states added the crime of aggression to the Court’s jurisdiction—an historic moment that will make a significant contribution to world peace. read more >


The Henry T. King, Jr. War Crimes Research Office has added the Kenya Piracy Court to its client list. Law students are preparing research memoranda for the Kenyan court on such issues as the definition of piracy, the rights of accused pirates and the legitimacy of the court. read more >



Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

The World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research and Clinical Training in Home Care Nursing is one of ten World Health Organization Collaborating Centers in the United States and one of 38 in the world.
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A relationship with Wuhan University allows undergraduate nursing students to pursue a ten-week senior capstone experience in China. Other seniors pursue capstones throughout the world, putting to use in remote, real-world settings what they’ve learned in class and during their clinical hours.
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Nursing students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by volunteering in a local clinic or hospital in Guatemala for ten days with Refuge International. In San Raymundo, students treated over 800 people and worked in many different areas of nursing.
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College of Arts and Sciences

In the College of Arts and Sciences, Professors Melvyn Goldstein and Cynthia Beall lead a long-term research and teaching project on Tibetan history, society, culture, language and human biology. The Center for Research on Tibet will soon publish a major online archive of research materials. read more >


A $205,000 grant from the McGregor Fund supports inter-disciplinary work to promote collaborations around the globe through the use of advanced communication technologies, creating new international learning opportunities for more students. read more >


Professor Janet McGrath co-directs the Center for Social Science Research on AIDS, a collaboration with universities in Uganda that supports research on HIV/AIDS, including a two-year study of over 900 men and women currently receiving HIV treatment in Uganda. read more >



Weatherhead School of Management

The Weatherhead School of Management has joined with Tongji University in Shanghai to offer a unique double-degree program in which students can earn both a Master of Science in Management-Finance from Weatherhead and a Masters of Business Administration from Tongji. read more >



Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Faculty member Patrick Boyle provides consulting and training to several organizations in The Netherlands to help them implement an evidence-based practice called Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment, fostering longstanding cultural exchange with the Mandel School. read more >

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Local Connections

Case Western Reserve not only affects international issues through collaborations but also addresses area challenges with its many community partnerships. See all the ways the university is connected locally as well as globally.