Penn's Centers and Programs with a Global Focus

Global Centers and Programs

At Penn, over 60 centers and institutes advance the University’s global engagement through a wide array of research projects, institutional partnerships, and other initiatives.

Collectively, they demonstrate the three-fold commitments of Penn’s Strategic Framework for Global Initiatives, 2018-2023: to Educate Global Citizens, to Catalyze Transformative Ideas, and to Bring the World to Penn & Penn to the World. Their path-breaking interdisciplinary work crosses Schools and traditional disciplines to bring new research, ideas, and perspectives to global education worldwide. We invite you to learn more about each center or program, and explore the many ways you can engage with Penn to further its impact around the globe. 

Global Centers & Programs

Africana Studies Program

Botswana-UPenn Partnership

Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication

Center for Africana Studies

Center for Asian Law

Center for East Asian Studies

Center for Ethics and Rule of Law

Center for Global Health

Center for Global Women's Health

Center for Italian Studies

Center for Public Health Initiatives

Center for the Advanced Study of India

Center for the Study of Contemporary China

Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships

Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics

Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

Department of Romance Languages

Fels Institute of Government

Fox Leadership Program

Global Support Services

Greenfield Intercultural Center

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Huntsman Program

Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership

International Student and Scholar Services

James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

La Casa Latina

Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Linguistic Data Consortium


McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Middle East Center


Penn Abroad

Penn Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD)

Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement

Penn Institute for Urban Research

Penn Language Center

Penn Libraries

Penn Museum

Penn Wharton China Center

Penn-Temple European Studies Colloquium

Perry World House

Population Studies Center

South Asia Center

South Asia Studies

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy

The Lauder Institute

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program


Wharton Global Family Alliance

Wharton-INSEAD Center for Global Research & Education


Questions or Feedback

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