Driving a Global U

We are driving a global U to transform lives in Minnesota and around the world.


Now more than ever, the successful future of our state and our country demands skilled citizens and a culturally competent workforce that can meet the world’s challenges head on. In our increasingly interconnected society, we will continue to face challenges that one state, country, or university cannot solve alone. The University of Minnesota can and must play a critical role in creating a better world.


Why the GPS Alliance?

Guiding the University’s global strategy

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the front door to the University’s global dimension. We see global problems through a broad lens, bringing people together where opportunities are the greatest and diverse perspectives are most needed. Unique within the University’s structure, the GPS Alliance offers the flexibility to support the U’s brightest minds and most promising ideas regardless of discipline.