Global Network University
Professional Development Program
NYU's Professional Development Programs provides professional development and leadership programming geared specifically toward NYU staff and administration, with the intent of enhancing current, and developing future, leaders at NYU.
Martin Luther King
On February 10, 1961, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to a capacity crowd at the Hall of Fame Playhouse located at the University Heights campus. Dr. King lectured on "The Future of Integration" and urged non-violent protest. He emphasized the need for "persistence," and the inevitability of "sacrifice, suffering, and struggle" associated with achieving justice.
The transformation of NYU into a global university is a response, in part, to the demographic, political and economic trends reshaping commercial, academic and political institutions throughout the world: the communication and transportation revolutions, changing demographic and migration patterns, the growth of free enterprise, and the continuing integration of both world markets as well as the marketplace of ideas.
The society of the 21st century will be a global one, and higher education must provide the next generations with the knowledge, information, and intellectual tools necessary to successfully address and engage this global society. As an urban institution located within the leading international crossroads, and an educational organization with a cosmopolitan student body, faculty and staff, New York University is particularly well situated to capitalize on global trends and challenges, and it draws upon the vibrant stream of international scholars on campus and throughout the City of New York to foster a rich academic life at Washington Square.
The schools and departments of NYU develop and manage a complex range of international activities that form the foundation for this new global university, one with many distinct aspects and categories:
- semester abroad programs for NYU undergraduates;
- branch campuses offering NYU degrees abroad in focused areas;
- potential branch campuses offering undergraduate and graduate degrees;
- research programs for NYU faculty and graduate students;
- exchange programs with universities throughout the world;
- an international faculty, including post-doctoral and visiting faculty programs;
- an international student body at the undergraduate and the graduate levels.
Today, NYU sends more students abroad than any other American institution of higher education, it hosts one of the largest number of international students in the U.S., and its international faculty is engaged in teaching and research. The university has made striking advances in the quality and range of its academic programs over the past two decades - advances that have corresponded with the development and expansion of global institutes, centers and programs in every school, including federally funded Title VI programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science. As the century progresses, new challenges and opportunities will emerge. A university strongly rooted at home, but with an international outlook, vibrant global partnerships with leading institutions, and a diverse, engaged community of scholars will be well-positioned to meet them and ensure success.
NYU Abu Dhabi is a research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science college. It draws students from around the world, and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world.
NYU has announced a new degree-granting campus in Shanghai in addition to the current existing opportunities for NYU students to study away.
The Office of Global Programs develops and supports international academic initiatives in New York and abroad.
Study Abroad and Exchange Programs available to NYU students.
Exchange program for outstanding undergraduates between NYU and three historically black and two Hispanic-serving colleges.
NYU's Branch and Affiliate Campuses around the world.
NYU International Houses, which foster the study of language and culture.
The International Exchange program and partner institutions.
Resources dedicated to serving the international community at NYU.