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Global Gateways

The Ohio State University is recognized as a leading national and international institution – one that prepares its students and faculty to participate actively in knowledge-based collaborations around the world. As one of America's best public universities, Ohio State strives to build a foundation that will integrate international dimensions within every facet of the institution. To solidify Ohio State's commitment to enhancing its global interactions, the university has opened offices – Global Gateways – in key parts of the world.

Ohio State opened Gateway office locations in Shanghai, China (2010), Mumbai, India (2012) and São Paulo, Brazil (2014). The locations for the Gateways capitalize on the strengths of Ohio State's connections across the globe and provide the university with a myriad of opportunities, including operational support for faculty research/teaching and international partnerships, a portal for education abroad, a location for international student recruitment, a center for academic programming as well as executive and corporate training, a location for alumni gatherings and a new way to partner with Ohio-based companies operating in global markets.

India Gateway

Ohio State has been collaborating with universities and corporations in India since 1958, focusing on advancements in educational training and agricultural research. By 1962, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) enlisted the help of the Office of International Programs in Agriculture to assist in the creation of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). Ever since this initial collaboration, Ohio State’s footprint has progressively expanded to include collaboration on a much larger scale, including those areas outside of agriculture. Building upon these established collaborations, Ohio State opened its India Gateway in March of 2012 to better serve the university and its partners both in Columbus and in India.

Fast Facts

  • 591 students from India were enrolled at Ohio State during the 2016 autumn semester
  • Seven active international agreements with top universities  
  • 53 students studied abroad in India during the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Over 200 faculty members across 12 colleges actively engage with the India Gateway

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs helps facilitate the development and growth of international activities at Ohio State. International Affairs oversees the Global Gateways, Education Abroad, International Students and Scholars, Global One Health, and five Area Studies Centers. International Affairs sponsors and administers grants and scholarships for faculty, graduate and undergraduate student research, education abroad and independent study; develops agreements with international academic institutions; hosts international delegations; and initiates and coordinates international education outreach activities and special events.

Ohio State

The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation since its founding in 1970. The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, with a vibrant blend of arts and culture; inspired culinary, fashion, music and entertainment scenes; exciting collegiate and professional sports; and an open, entrepreneurial spirit. With a burgeoning downtown, lively urban districts and a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods, it's a city that invites exploration.