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Case Western Reserve aims to be a leader in the transformation of higher education into global education. Building on its long history of international research, education and service, the university looks toward a future of global advancement, impact and opportunity.

Here is a brief sampling of some of the ways Case Western Reserve is imagining and influencing the future.


War Crimes Research Office Adds Kenya Piracy Court as Client

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 >

Center for Research on Tibet Studies Tibetan History, Society, Culture, Language and Human Biology

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 >

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The terms “globalization” and “internationalization” are sweeping the business, civic, non-profit and academic worlds. As a leading teaching and research university, Case Western Reserve and our faculty, staff and students have long worked with colleagues and institutions, including governments, NGOs and businesses, outside of our borders – with great distinction. Read more >

Internationalization Planning Process Underway

The Office of Global Strategy is leading a planning process to support intentional internationalization of Case Western Reserve. Over 80 faculty, students and administrators are working over a period of 16 months to examine the current state of internationalization at the university, identify best practices, project future trends and develop strategic goals for the next three to five years and beyond. Read more >

Input from all campus constituencies—students, faculty, staff, alumni and others—is encouraged. Contact the Office of Global Strategy or visit our comment form.

News and Announcements

  • Undergraduates—apply to be International Student Ambassadors!
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  • Short-Term Study Abroad Offerings for winter/spring/summer breaks.
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  • CWRU financial law expert examines global standards for money laundering and terrorism financing. Read more >
  • Tech Transfer international affiliate thankful for learning experience.
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  • Management school to offer double-degree master’s program in business and finance with Tongji University, Shanghai.
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Spotlight The Center for Global Health and Diseases promotes health in the world through linkages, education and training, and research and applications. Read more >

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