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Foundational Documents

“Beginning with its founding, Cornell University has been international in its scope and aspiration ... Internationalization is not and should not be an end but a means by which to focus selected areas of Cornell excellence in education, discovery, and engagement.”
—Cornell University President David J. Skorton, in an excerpt from his 2012 white paper 

Defining the Initiative

Initial recommendations for the Global Cornell Initiative were developed by university leadership and faculty, building on the university's founding principles: