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Global VU Initiative

Important note: the GlobalVU Initiative has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we remain strongly committed to its development once it becomes safe to travel again. 

Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan and the recommendations of the International Strategy Working Group 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 GlobalVU initiative is furthering its global engagement through the efforts and programs outlined below. 

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Important Information Regarding Coronavirus