Queen’s University Named as Finalist for Institutional Award

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The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has announced Queen’s University as one of four finalists being considered for the Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement.

Queen’s University shares the honor – which recognizes institutions ‘at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses’ – along with the University of Calgary, Michigan State University, and the University of Washington.

The award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to:


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  • Inclusivity — the degree to which the institution is committed to and successful in empowering all students through global learning;
  • Research and Engagement of Consequence — the degree to which the scientific, scholarly, and engagement efforts of the institution are directed to addressing pressing global problems;
  • Pervasiveness — the degree to which the institution has been successful in fostering a pervasive international culture across campus, including a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in the process of internationalization; and
  • Leadership and Measurement — the degree to which the institution’s leadership has made internationalization a priority for the institution and is measuring progress and impact across the institution.

“Global experience has never been more important for graduates to have in our interconnected world,” said APLU President, Peter McPherson, in a release. “The University of Calgary, Michigan State, Queen’s University, and the University of Washington have all established exceptional international education efforts. We applaud their internationalization work and we look forward to spotlighting the innovative practices they pioneered so that other public universities can draw from those efforts.”

The winner will be announced during the 2017 APLU Annual Meeting on November 12-14 in Washington, DC.

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) was founded in 1887, making it North America’s oldest higher education association, and includes 237 member institutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

To read the background section for Queen’s University and the other finalists, check out the APLU announcement.


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