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 must further its global engagement.
Vanderbilt is implementing recommendations from the International Strategy Working Group's 2017 report. Actions include:
Creation of a Vanderbilt "global fellows" program
Enhanced international alumni and media outreach
Reviews and refinements to administrative processes related to international research and scholarship
Laying the ground work for these and other efforts including a future institute through GlobalVU, a TIPs funded initiative