Brown Global Forums

The Brown Global Forums

Professor Kenneth Wong visits Zhejiang University on a Global Forums exchange.Professor Kenneth Wong visits Zhejiang University on a Global Forums exchange.


The Brown Global Forums is an initiative of the Office of Global Engagement to foster closer research ties between Brown and select partner institutions through a short-term faculty exchange program. The Forums provide Brown faculty with the chance to meet face-to-face with potential collaborators on their home campuses and network with a wider range of scholars, with the goal of fostering a meaningful and sustainable collaboration.



Each year, Brown and the partner institution will invite one to two faculty members from the other institution to visit one another’s campus for one week. Activities include at least one mandatory lecture, workshops, classroom visits, meals, and meetings with colleagues. Brown departments are the primary hosts for visitors, develop the visitor’s agenda while on campus, and provide primary administrative support for individual trips. 


The exchange is fully funded by both the Office of Global Engagement and the partner institution. There are no out-of-pocket costs to the researcher. For Brown faculty, Global Engagement will fund airfare to the host institution. The hosting institution provides housing and meals for one week for Brown faculty. For partner institution faculty, the foreign institution pays airfare. Global Engagement funds accommodations on or near campus and meals for one week.

Faculty may participate in Global Forums with the following partner institutions:

Boğaziçi University

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

El Colegio de México

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

Koç University

Nanjing University

National University of Singapore

Peking University

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Université Lumière Lyon 2

University of Exeter

University of the Witwatersrand

Zhejiang University



The Office of Global Engagement is reevaluating funding opportunities. Please check back periodically for updates.


Recent Global Forums Visits


For information on past Global Forums visits, please see Recent Global Forums Visits.




Brown and Exeter signed a Global Forums exchange and agreed to further develop existing opportunities for faculty collaboration:


Read UNICAMP's press release following the signing of its Brown Global Forums agreement:

Global Forums Application .pdf66.99 KB
Global Forums Hosting Reference Guide.pdf910.75 KB