Faculty Global Opportunities

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Global Initiatives FACULTY Ambassadors

Global Initiatives Faculty Ambassadors meet periodically to discuss McCormick global initiatives

Global Initiatives Faculty Ambassadors meet periodically to connect, share and discuss McCormick international initiatives. As representatives of different global regions, Global Faculty Ambassadors are the point faculty in their departments for all things global. They are familiar with funding agencies and opportunities in their respective countries, promote research and student exchange and foster a healthy global perspective to the School of Engineering.

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Faculty global networking

Northwestern Engineering supports, nurtures, and enhances McCormick global engagement activities which initiate new global connectivity. Travel and lodging support can be provided for faculty coordinated networking initiatives or teaming workshops here at Northwestern or abroad that pave the way for increased global opportunities for the McCormick community. To apply for global networking funds, please click on the link below, complete the Faculty Networking Initiative Request Form for Support and email to global.initiatives@northwestern.edu.

International visitors

Northwestern Engineering is happy to coordinate high-profile international visitors upon a McCormick faculty or staff member’s request. If you or your department will be hosting an international visitor for meetings at McCormick but are not sure on the appropriate visitation steps, please contact us at global.initiatives@northwestern.edu for guidance. Our office can help you create a solid meeting itinerary that will maximize your visitor(s) time here while enhancing the connections made within McCormick and Northwestern.

Please note our office needs at least 10 business days to process and organize an international visitor request. In order to initiate processing, please consider including the following information in your request:  

International Visitor Request:

  • Who – note all visitor(s) name(s), title(s) and institution(s) and who they would like to meet with at McCormick and Northwestern
  • What – include the purpose and background of visit
  • When – dates of visit, preferred meeting times, etc.
  • Where – ideal locations of visit, such as preferred campus, building and room locations. Note: Global Initiatives can provide transportation between the NU Evanston and Chicago campuses.
  • Why – note why this visit important and how will it contribute to Northwestern Engineering’s global mission. Is there something in particular this visit can or should accomplish? If so, explain.

Global Initiatives 2 week (10 business days) internal process includes:

  • Evaluating request (visitor profile, institution ranking, existing connections, etc.)
  • Determining appropriate meeting contacts and their availability
  • Scheduling meetings, room locations, and transportation, if necessary
  • Communicating final meeting itinerary and details to all involved parties
  • Monitoring meetings and guiding visitors as needed the day they are at Northwestern