The Origins of Global Engagement
Since the first international student enrolled in the 1890s, UNMC has been committed to education and initiatives on a global scale. For over 120 years, UNMC has been involved in global initiatives and education in various capacities. In 2020, the merging of multiple campus units into the Office of Global Engagement (OGE) has enabled the university to more effectively impact the international arena. The following units that were engaged in international activities and service merged to create the OGE:
- Asia Pacific Rim Development Program (APRDP): developed and managed partnerships in education, research, and clinical services between UNMC and the Asia Pacific area.
- International Business (formerly UNeMEd International): developed international business opportunities in collaboration with UNMC colleges and Nebraska Medicine.
- International Health and Medical Education (IHME): supported international partnership development, provided visa sponsorship expertise and services for students, international visitors and clinical observers, and managed education abroad programs.