Boston University is an international, comprehensive, private research university, committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world. Boston University is committed to generating new knowledge to benefit society. We remain dedicated to our founding principles: that higher education should be accessible to all and that research, scholarship, artistic creation, and professional practice should be conducted in the service of the wider community—local and international. These principles endure in the University’s insistence on the value of diversity, in its tradition and standards of excellence, and in its dynamic engagement with the City of Boston and the world. Boston University comprises a remarkable range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs built on a strong foundation of the liberal arts and sciences. With the support and oversight of the Board of Trustees, the University, through our faculty, continually innovates in education and research to ensure that we meet the needs of students and an ever-changing world.
Here at Global Programs, we advance Boston University’s global strategy and serve as a champion for global initiatives at home in Boston and abroad. We work to support a stronger, larger, and ever more diverse portfolio of global activities that builds on BU’s strengths: academic excellence; entrepreneurial ideas; a professional approach including financial, legal, and ethical responsibility; and a commitment to being a good global citizen wherever we work.
Global Program's core programs and services include:
- Strategic program support
Support institutional development, faculty growth, and the establishment of valuable transnational partnerships. Advocate for international higher education best practices in support of University goals. Foster opportunities for communication and collaboration within the University. Collect and promote information related to BU’s global dimensions and impact.
- Operations support for overseas activities.
Advise and provide training on management practices, guidelines, and planning tools to build operational excellence for conducting educational, research, and service activities overseas. Provide assistance for risk assessment and the management of risk in international efforts; build administrative competencies to support faculty in pursuing their interests globally.
- Health, safety, and security planning and response.
Develop and provide information, training, templates, and planning advice to help protect the mental and physical well-being, safety, and security of all members of our community during their travels out of the country; coordinate responses to emergency situations abroad.