The mission of the Institute for Innovation and Global Engagement is to create the conditions for ethical global engagement, to produce innovative solutions through interdisciplinary research, inclusive practice, and community engagement.
The IIGE delivers this mission through the Global Honors Program, the Global Innovation and Design Lab, and Minors in Global Engagement and Innovation and Design. Through its vast network of global and local partners, it connects students to professional development and career opportunities. The IIGE advances the University of Washington's imperative to be boundless, and adds momentum to UW Tacoma's strategic goal to advance global learning. IIGE Signature:
Global Honors Program
The GLOBAL HONORS PROGRAM is UW Tacoma's interdisciplinary campus honors program, adding distinction to the bachelor's degree. The Program offers a stimulating learning environment and an innovative and experientially rich curriculum. Get involved by applying to Global Honors or declaring a Minor in Global Engagement!
The GLOBAL INNOVATION AND DESIGN (GID) LAB promotes innovation through design thinking across the UW Tacoma campus while also serving as a catalyst for transformative education by providing students with the tools and resources to move inquiries to solutions. Get involved by declaring a Minor in Innovation and Design!
The University of Washington Tacoma is currently following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Washington's guidelines concerning COVID-19. At this time, the Institute for Innovation and Global Engagement is operating fully remote. While we are not on campus, we are here to serve you and address any questions you might have- CONTACT US