Institute for Global Studies

The Institute for Global Studies connects students, scholars, and communities dedicated to social justice, understanding, and transforming our globalized world. IGS strives to:

  • Create an environment for students and scholars at the University of Minnesota to investigate the sets of interrelated processes forming today’s increasingly interdependent world.
  • Provide a vibrant curriculum for students, bring together scholars from diverse disciplines, and work with the community to create partnerships examining global issues.
  • Prepare students for global citizenship by offering an innovative and relevant curriculum.
  • Put great minds to work on issues of global significance by supporting interdisciplinary research centers, research collaboratives, speakers’ series, and colloquia.
  • Make connections across cultural, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries by providing professional development for educators and nurturing community partnerships.
Focus: 
Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
Health
Youth
Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Campus and College: 
Liberal Arts
Type of Engagement: 
Public Service or Outreach
Research
Teaching