Yale: A Global University
Founded in 1701, Yale University consists of three major components: Yale College, the four-year undergraduate school; the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and thirteen professional schools. Yale College, the heart of the University, provides instruction in the liberal arts and sciences, and offers a curriculum of remarkable breadth and depth. While Yale is located in historic New Haven, Connecticut, a port city about 120 kilometers northeast of New York City, the University’s engagement goes beyond the United States dating from the earliest years of the nineteenth century, when faculty members first pursued study and research abroad. Today, Yale has become a truly global university – educating leaders and advancing the frontiers of knowledge not simply for the United States, but for the entire world.
Yale’s International Agenda organizes the ambitions and interests of Yale’s deans and faculty around three overarching goals:
- To prepare students for leadership and service in an increasingly interdependent world.
- To attract the most talented students and scholars to Yale from around the world.
- To position Yale as a global university of consequence, through the increasing scope of research collaborations, teaching programs, international projects, and public engagement.
From 2005 to 2008, the schools and other units of Yale instituted the strategies in the first Internationalization of Yale: The Emerging Framework, achieving the results described in the Progress Report on Internationalization of Yale: 2005-08.