OIA celebrates International Education Week

November 17, 2015

Monday, November 16th marks the launch of International Education Week (IEW), which celebrates and promotes the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The week is co-hosted by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, and the U.S.

UO Students, Faculty Safe After Paris, Beirut & Baghdad Attacks

November 16, 2015

The UO Office of International Affairs expresses sympathy for our colleagues and friends in Paris, as well as in Baghdad and Beirut, cities that all suffered a series of terrorist attacks Thursday-Friday, 12-13 November 2015. In these instances, our hearts go our to all the victims, and the Office of International Affairs works to ensure that UO students, faculty and staff who may have been traveling in the affected regions are safe.  

Landscape architecture students discover Hong Kong

November 10, 2015

If you want to understand a new place, start walking.

Say, for instance, you’re a landscape architecture student from the University of Oregon who’s just arrived in Hong Kong. You might start at Victoria Peak—a steep hillside that is home to some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods—and take a long, wandering walk through the city, ending at the harbor in the central business district, where giant, modern high-rises loom.

UO Student Helps Rehabilitate Elephants in Thailand

October 20, 2015

Original story written by Jennifer Richardson with KEZI 9 News. (2015, August 28). Retrieved from KEZI.

EUGENE, Ore. -- A University of Oregon student is spending a couple of months abroad making a difference.

Master's student, Craig Wiroll, joined forces with the Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand and is trying to do his part providing care and assistance to the captive elephant population.

UO student team wins global design prize

October 12, 2015

A University of Oregon landscape architecture student team defeated professional competitors to take first prize in a global innovation challenge to improve the food system, winning $10,000 and advancement to a prototype round. The team now will be provided business incubation support and an opportunity to win $100,000 and move their design to production.

The UO team’s design, which would help farmers retain nutrients in soil while decreasing fertilizer use, was based in part on the earthworm’s digestive system and would improve soil health over time.

UO's Eric Benjaminson will be presenter at AAAS meeting in D.C.

October 6, 2015

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, held February 11th through 15th, 2016 in Washington D.C., will feature a session on enviromental research based in the Congo Basin. UO's Eric Benjaminson, Executive Director of the Gabon-Oregon Center, will be a presenter on the panel. 

Speakers will discuss creating international research networks, training the next generation of researchers, and research opportunities.

AAAS is an international non-profit organization promoting scientific education and science outreach.

Oregon Debate vs. British National Team on US policy on Syria

September 24, 2015

October 4, 2015 at 7:00pm
The Great Hall
Global Scholars Hall
University of Oregon

NSRC brings a better internet connection to Galapagos

September 21, 2015

UO-based organization, Network Startup Resource Center, has brought a better Internet connection to the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS). Visiting researchers and scientists previously struggled to connect to the Internet while at the research station on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.

New cohort of international students comes to UO

September 17, 2015

More than 650 international students participated in the 2015 International Student Orientation (ISO).

This year's cohort inlcudes students from Brazil, China, France, Haiti, Japan, Norway, and Spain.


UO leaders, scholars, community members create new scholarship for Nepal

July 10, 2015

EUGENE, Oregon (July 10, 2015) – The Office of International Affairs (OIA) in collaboration with the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at the University of Oregon have established a new full tuition scholarship for students from Nepal.

“The University of Oregon has a deep commitment to global engagement, with long ties to Nepal and South Asia,” said Dennis Galvan, UO vice provost for international affairs. “When tragedy struck our distant sister city, Kathmandu, we could not stand idly by.”