As the central international office for the University of Minnesota system, the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance drives the University’s global strategy and connects faculty, staff, and students with the resources and expertise needed for personal and professional success.

Led by the Dean's Office, the GPS Alliance includes a variety of units that facilitate the University's global learning, teaching, research, and engagement.

Our Units


Addressing gaps in Minnesota’s seals of biliteracy program

Posted on: January 6, 2023

A four-year project led by the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition aims to help school districts offer more equitable access to seals of biliteracy.

Dean McQuaid to retire in March 2023

Posted on: October 28, 2022

Meredith McQuaid, associate vice president and dean of international programs, has announced she will retire on March 15, 2023, capping a career of more than 30 years at the University of Minnesota.