Yale University’s Global Strategy

Yale University’s Global Strategy

As one of the world’s great universities, Yale creates, preserves and disseminates knowledge and prepares students for leadership in all walks of life. It seeks to strengthen New Haven, the United States, and the world. To fulfill Yale’s commitment to “improving the world today and for future generations,” as embodied in the university’s mission statement, the Provost’s Advisory Committee on International Affairs has established the following high-level aspirations for its global strategy:

  • Be the university that best prepares students for global citizenship and leadership
  • Be a worldwide research leader on matters of global import
  • Be the university with the most effective global networks

View the document:
Yale University Global Strategy, 2019-2022 - adopted December 2019 (PDF).

View the document:
Report of the Provost’s Advisory Committee on International Affairs - March 2018 (PDF).

History of Yale’s Global Strategy

In 2005, then President Richard C. Levin and Vice President Linda Koch Lorimer published Yale’s first international framework that organized the ambitions and interests of Yale’s deans and faculty around three overarching goals:

  1. Prepare students for leadership and service in an increasingly interdependent world.
  2. Attract the most talented students and scholars to Yale from around the world.
  3. Position Yale as a global university of consequence. 

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. A second document published in 2009 extended and enhanced the work originally outlined in the 2005 document. Read the 2009-2012 Framework.