Office for Global Engagement

The Office for Global Engagement (OGE) provides campus-wide leadership and coordination in support of University of Utah global initiatives, partnerships, and programs. Our mission is to facilitate transformative global learning, innovative scholarship, and cross-cultural engagement opportunities for all students and faculty, and to promote intercultural competence and understanding. OGE provides the infrastructure for the University to become a hub of collaboration across academic disciplines and with partnering organizations to transform teaching and learning, scholarship, and service in the context of addressing pressing issues in a complex and interconnected world.

pizza and politicsTHE annual OXFORD HUMAN RIGHTS CONSORTIUM

read moreTwo events at the Hinckley Institute highlighted the U’s participation in the Oxford Human Rights Consortium, a week-long workshop held in March 2015 at the University of Oxford. Areas of study included human rights in and after conflict, humanitarian action, conflict trends, human rights law, and peacemaking with a focus on recent armed conflicts. The workshop is a mix of seminars, working groups, and student presentations. Students met four times before Spring Break with the Faculty Mentor Deen Chatterjee of the S.J. Quinney College of Law to discuss assigned readings and research plans. The workshop is led by the Oxford faculty and features distinguished guest speakers from the UK and the United States. Chatterjee travels with the students as a member of the workshop teaching team.

Games4HealthGames4Health Challenge: Innovation Through Gamification

read moreThe University of Utah will be tasking students from around the world to tackle real-world issues ranging from health and fitness to psychological wellbeing at this year’s second annual Games4Health Grand Prix Competition. With prize money totaling $50,000, the Games4Health challenge is set to be the largest competition of its kind in the world.

Language Flagship Proficiency AwardSCHOLARLY ASYLUM: SCHOLAR RESCUE FUND COMES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

read moreFor those whose very lives are threatened by the pursuit of knowledge things can often seem very dire. In countries such as Syria, Iraq, Columbia, and Nigeria, the very act of scholarly research can often put a person as well as their family, at risk of death or persecution.

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