Whoever you are, wherever you are from,

Harvard welcomes you.

Harvard’s global work is a dazzling kaleidoscope, the result of a simple approach for engagement with the world: to attract talented students and faculty, wherever they might come from, and to empower them to pursue their studies, research, and teaching, wherever around the world these may lead.

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Harvard offers instruction
in over
80 languages

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Over 6 million
learners from
193 countries
take online
courses through

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Harvard hosts over
5,000 international
, more
than any other
university in the
United States

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50+ international
research centers

and programs can
be found on campus

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20+ locations
span the globe

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More than
68,000 alumni,
nearly 20% of
all graduates
live outside the
United States

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Collaborating Against Present and Future Pandemics

With funding from the Evergrande Group and contributions from several foundations and individuals, Harvard Medical School is collaborating with the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially focused on acute clinical treatment needs, the collaboration quickly broadened to other areas such as diagnostics, vaccines, epidemiology, pathogenesis, therapeutics, and clinical management and outcomes research. The collaboration has become the basis for the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR), a multi-institutional initiative with hundreds of scientists across Massachusetts working together locally and with colleagues across the world to combat the current pandemic and prepare for future ones.

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Exploring the Urban Architecture of Afghanistan

November 2020 saw a seminar series led by the GSD’s Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, and Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Assistant Professor of Urban Design. The seminar panelists, consisting of architects and urban planners, discussed the challenges of planning for urban centers in extreme locations that are currently facing the immediate effects of climate change and demographic shifts. Together, they explored both traditional and contemporary architecture in Afghanistan and provided an updated, informed view of the country and its recent successes.

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History Teaching and Learning in Post-Conflict Cape Town

Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Director of the Refugee REACH Initiative, has conducted research on history teaching and learning in Cape Town over a period spanning twenty years. This work, embedded in schools and classrooms and focused on experiences of teachers and young people, examines how school-based history can influence or alter conflict dynamics, identities, senses of belonging, and understandings of inequalities over time.

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Debating a New Constitution in Chile

With a new Constitutional Convention coming in 2021, Chile is being closely watched across the world. The challenges of restoring legitimacy, establishing a “green” constitution, improving democratic representation (particularly for historically under-represented populations), and many more all await the nation. To provide a platform for exploring these issues, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies launched the Foro académico para la nueva Constitución en Chile / Academic Forum for the New Constitution in December 2020. This Foro brings scholars, practitioners, and opinion leaders for high-caliber academic debate as Chile seeks to build a more inclusive, participatory, and responsive system.

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Harvard faculty and students drive our global activity. Working through schools, centers, and a growing network of regional offices, and collaborating with peers across the University and around the world, Harvard scholars are advancing the frontiers of knowledge in service to humanity:

One Harvard, One World.

International Students at Harvard

Harvard’s student body has more international students each year, both as a group and as a percentage of total enrollments.

Harvard Research: Publications with International Co-authors

As research around the globe becomes more international, our faculty are leading the way, collaborating with international colleagues at an ever-increasing rate.

Photo credits for One Harvard One World photography: Andrew Zhang, Wong Justin Yuk Cheong, Kiana Rawji, Aranza Caballero.

Photo credits for spotlight photography: Marko Beljan, REACH Initiative, Willy Lensch, Cristian Rodriguez Chilffelle.

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA) promotes, oversees, and helps advance Harvard’s global engagement. The mission of the OVPIA is to support and encourage the work of Harvard students and faculty, bringing Harvard to the world, and the world to Harvard.