The Global Education Office supports VCU’s international programs, and activities, and facilitates new collaborations throughout the world. GEO supports global activities at the university through embracing matters of curriculum, education abroad, international research and scholarship, university engagement, and the recruitment, retention and meaningful engagement of international students and scholars on campus.
VCU is engaged in a wide range of academic programs and activities abroad, and the level of engagement continues to grow as the university fulfills the charge of Quest for Distinction to graduate students who are prepared to engage in the 21st century global environment.
The global environment at VCU attracts students, scholars, faculty and staff from around the world and as such it is important that the university complies with all applicable immigration and export control laws and processes to protect the safety and security of the United States and the university community; and also to ensure that outstanding students and scholars are able to come to VCU from all parts of the world lawfully and with minimum inconvenience through diligent coordination and collaboration.
Immigration Services supports VCU’s global mission by providing visa assistance and related counseling and legal services to the university community.
Recent attention by the US Federal Government on international collaborations, interactions and relationship transparency prompted the publications below. This information provides context to these topics alongside other available resources. Prior to this increased interest, VCU was already reviewing ethics and compliance-based training offerings; all universitywide policies (and the functional and operational programs enforcing such); and interest disclosure requirements related to university activities. Questions or comments are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Letter - August 2019
- Statement of the National Science Board on Security and Science - October 2018
- NIH Advisory Committee to the Director, Working Group for Foreign Influences on Research Integrity Report - December 2018
- China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance - Hoover Institution, Standford University, November 2018
- A Preliminary Study of PRC Political Influence and Interference Activities in American Higher Education - Wilson Center, September 2018
- U.S.-China Academic Engagement and American National Security, Suggested Strategies for American Colleges and Universities - Wilson Center, November 2018
- Is Innovation China’s Next Great Leap Forward? - Issues in Science and Technology, Summer 2018
- Senate Defense Bill Targets Security and Foreign Influence at Colleges and Universities - American Council on Education, June 2019
- Department of Education, International Affairs Office
- Department of Education, International Strategy