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8 Ways Northwestern Is Impacting The World

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This month we're celebrating #PurplePrideWorldwide.

We're asking Wildcats around the world to come together and support Northwestern University for #PurplePrideWorldwide. In honor of that, we're highlighting just a few ways Northwestern is impacting the world. For more information on #PurplePrideWorldwide and to help us turn the map purple, head here.

We're researching climate change in Greenland.

Yarrow Axford, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences at Northwestern University, is reconstructing the climate history of the Greenland Ice Sheet to better understand how quickly the ice sheet will shrink in the future.

Yarrow Axford, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences at Northwestern University, is reconstructing the climate history of the Greenland Ice Sheet to better understand how quickly the ice sheet will shrink in the future.

We're building solar-powered houses.

House by Northwestern, a student-driven team designing a house that is 90% more energy efficient than the average home in our community, is the University’s first-ever entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

House by Northwestern, a student-driven team designing a house that is 90% more energy efficient than the average home in our community, is the University’s first-ever entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

We're reporting on public health abroad.

School of Education and Social Policy senior Subin Hwang recently presented her research examining the public health response to the refugee crisis in Germany. Learn more about the work she and other students are doing through SESP's Office of Global Initiatives.

School of Education and Social Policy senior Subin Hwang recently presented her research examining the public health response to the refugee crisis in Germany. Learn more about the work she and other students are doing through SESP's Office of Global Initiatives.

We're defending human rights.

The Center for International Human Rights at the Bluhm Legal Clinic works in countries such as Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Switzerland, and France to research and address emerging human rights issues.

The Center for International Human Rights at the Bluhm Legal Clinic works in countries such as Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Switzerland, and France to research and address emerging human rights issues.

We're devising business strategies for companies worldwide.

The Kellogg School of Management partners with ESADE Business & Law School in Barcelona and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to allow students across time zones to develop market-based strategies for international companies. Learn more about Kellogg's global impact.

The Kellogg School of Management partners with ESADE Business & Law School in Barcelona and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to allow students across time zones to develop market-based strategies for international companies. Learn more about Kellogg's global impact.

We're working to make the world healthier.

The Center for Global Health through the Feinberg School of Medicine has a threefold mission: identify and implement research and educational training programs in low and middle income countries to strengthen infrastructure and optimize care; coordinate with the University's international partners to implement collaborative research studies and training; and raise public awareness about global health issues.

The Center for Global Health through the Feinberg School of Medicine has a threefold mission: identify and implement research and educational training programs in low and middle income countries to strengthen infrastructure and optimize care; coordinate with the University's international partners to implement collaborative research studies and training; and raise public awareness about global health issues.

We're teaching journalism and communication in the Middle East.

Northwestern's Qatar campus, or NU-Q, graduated its first class in 2012. The program, located in Education City, offers degrees in journalism and communication.

Northwestern's Qatar campus, or NU-Q, graduated its first class in 2012. The program, located in Education City, offers degrees in journalism and communication.

We're exploring global challenges.

Northwestern University's Buffett Institute for Global Studies tackles global issues through collaborative research, public dialogue, and engaged scholarship. Through it, students work on everything from installing solar-powered ovens in Bolivia to teaching coding in Kenya.

Northwestern University's Buffett Institute for Global Studies tackles global issues through collaborative research, public dialogue, and engaged scholarship. Through it, students work on everything from installing solar-powered ovens in Bolivia to teaching coding in Kenya.

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