A globally-engaged university, UWM collaborates with academic and research institutions around the world.

Much of this collaboration takes place between individual faculty members or research units and does not require establishment of formal inter-institutional agreements. When formal agreements are appropriate, UWM’s Center for International Education (CIE) supports their development and administration.

Formal agreements are intended to make meaningful contributions to each partner institution’s international goals. Achieving the potential of most agreements relies heavily on the active participation of UWM’s faculty and their academic units, as well as their counterparts at the partner institution. Consequently, at UWM, inter-institutional agreements are usually initiated by individual faculty members who serve as sponsors for the agreements and, subsequently, work with CIE to move them forward.

Through this process, UWM has established agreements with academic and research institutions in more than 40 countries. These agreements facilitate a range of activities, including collaborative research, teaching, and practice; student and faculty mobility; and international student enrollment.

International Partnerships Strategic Plan
(macro-level discussion of agreements and how their selection, development and maintenance relates to UWM’s institutional needs and goals)

For More Information

Garett Gietzen
Assistant Director for International Partnerships
Garland Hall 115
+1 414-229-4368
gietzeng@uwm.edu