With partners around the world, our research never ends.



From undergraduates to world-renowned faculty experts, GW is committed to pursuing research that spans the entire globe, partnering with organizations, universities and governments in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and more. GW promotes international collaboration and fosters relationships with global partners to facilitate the direct application of scholarly research to real-world challenges.


Research Highlights 




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GW's sponsored-research collaborations can be found in more than 85 countries on six continents. 

Office of the Vice President for Research


"In order to complement my studies in international affairs and sustainability, I spent seven months in Indonesia researching how NGOs are shaping sustainable livelihoods in coastal communities. Engaging in this research as an undergraduate has been one of the best experiences I’ve had at GW."

Chloe King
B.A. '19

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The Global Resources Center

Gelman Library’s Global Resources Center is a specialized library service that supports GW’s globally-focused academic programs. The GRC’s interdisciplinary collections include five specialized collections:



An International Hub for Scholars

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Hailing from every region around the world, GW’s faculty provide the experience and expertise to take research-based learning and exploration to new heights. Additionally, each year, GW gives more than 300 international scholars the opportunity to augment their expertise with the university’s vast intellectual resources and share their insights with our community.

International Scholars at GW