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Global VU Initiative

Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan makes clear our commitment to advance discovery and learning in service to humanity, addressing challenges big and small, local to global. Universities have an unrivaled capacity to produce unbiased information, groundbreaking research and scholarly collaborations in service to the community and society at large. To fulfill the vision and aspirations of its strategic plan, Vanderbilt, through a TIPs-funded  Global VU initiative is furthering its global engagement through the efforts and programs outlined below. 

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