Welcome to Global Rice

The online portal for Rice University's international engagements and operations

We live in an era when many of our biggest challenges are global in scope. They demand new collaborative approaches to research and education— approaches that move beyond the competitive isolation and national frameworks in which universities have historically operated. Rice University aims to be a catalyst for solving pressing international challenges, through world-class research, scholarship, and educational experiences that attract, inspire and develop global talent. Global Rice represents Rice’s dynamic international presence.

Rice's international orientation is reflected today by our partnerships with universities in China, India, France, England, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Turkey, South Africa, Australia, Germany, and other countries and areas around the globe. Our campus centers of international collaboration— the Baker Institute, Chao Center for Asian Studies, Global Health 360, and others— are committed to a bilateral approach to international engagement.

Students as well as faculty are engaged in international education and research projects around the globe. Faculty-led student immersions during the year and in the summer, semester long study abroad in more than 60 countries, as well as innovative programs like Rice’s Global Scholars program all activate student learning around real world problem solving with partners from diverse geographic areas. Finally, with over one third of our matriculated students international degree seekers, our on campus learning environment benefits from global perspectives.

Vision for the Second Century, Second Decade

"We see new evidence each day of the increasingly global context for the human experience. Adequate preparation of our students requires that they be able to learn from and work in more than one culture." – Rice University President David Leebron (V2C2 - Vision for the Second Century, Second Decade)

"We will increase our impact and visibility nationally and globally through digital education, global presence and alumni engagement." – Rice University President David Leebron (V2C2 - Vision for the Second Century, Second Decade)

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