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"GoGlobal" spotlights international research, courses, events at Stanford University

March 03, 2015
Image credit: Graduate School of Business
Kathleen Sullivan

When faculty members add information on their international activities to their Stanford Profiles, that information – a journal article, course or research project – will automatically appear on the Go Global website.

Stanford has created a new website – GoGlobal – to showcase the university's international research, teaching and learning on campus and abroad, as well as events and news.

People who visit GoGlobal will see the cutting-edge ideas Stanford faculty members are pursuing all over the world, said Brendan Walsh, director of the Office of International Affairs at Stanford.

GoGlobal features an interactive world map with dots indicating the places where Stanford scholars are conducting research projects.

Click on China, for instance, and a chart appears noting the number of projects, courses, news stories and events, including a screening tonight of a documentary on Ai Weiwei, China's most famous international artist and outspoken domestic critic.

Users can also search GoGlobal by keyword, location, faculty names and the names of foreign universities.

A search for "pollution in China" reveals a recent study of nitrogen emissions in China by researchers at Stanford and China Agricultural University in Beijing. A search for "hepatitis B" includes descriptions of four collaborative research projects by Stanford School of Medicine and health ministries in China and Vietnam.

Walsh said the website is powered by a new web application module that allows GoGlobal to automatically "pull" international information from Stanford Profiles, a website featuring biographical and professional information on faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and staff.