UCLA International Institute
The International Institute serves as the focal point for international research and teaching at UCLA. Through its multidisciplinary centers and programs dedicated to the study of world regions and global issues, the Institute fosters learning about and active participation in the contemporary world. It also coordinates formal agreements concerning student exchange and research collaboration between UCLA and foreign universities.
At the core of the International Institute is a cluster of eighteen multidisciplinary centers and programs focusing on world regions and global issues. The Institute and its centers offer public events and lecture series, bringing dignitaries, politicians, scholars, artists, and activists to campus. Serving varied constituencies and communities in metropolitan Los Angeles and beyond, it provides knowledge about the contemporary world and promotes lifelong learning through accredited training programs and resources made available on its website. The Institute advises members of the news media on issues of global concern, and its website conveys scholarly findings and other information to the public.