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Visiting scholar from Iraq

According to statistics from Bechtel International Center, Stanford University hosted 1543 visiting scholars (including post-docs) from 68 countries in December 2012.  While the number of faculty and where they come from may change from year to year, the importance of international collaboration and exchange remains a constant. Visiting scholars play an important role in helping Stanford to increase openness and broaden its understanding of the world.

New and Improved Stanford University travel registry

As we head into the spring and summer breaks, many in the Stanford community will be planning international travel, either for the holidays and/or for academic trips. One of the first things a traveler should do when travel plans have been confirmed is to register travel on the OIA travel registry. As travel to some parts of the world becomes increasingly risky, travelers need to be more pro-active about their own safety.

Leading global initiatives at Stanford University

Established under the auspices of the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides a centralized location for international related services to faculty and students.  We had the opportunity to meet the newly appointed director, Dr. Brendan Walsh, and to discuss how the Office serves the international related needs of the Stanford community.

Innovating medical technologies in India

With a population of 1.21 billion people (2011 census), India is currently the second most populous country behind China. However, according to the IDA (International Database) at the US Census Bureau, India is expected to surpass China as the most populous country in the world by 2025.  Currently, the UN Development Program* has reported that nearly 42% of the Indian population lives on less than US$1.25/day.

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