Our Mission

IPO facilitates internationalization at UW–Madison and abroad by developing higher education-related initiatives and administering service agreements that focus on consultation, capacity-building, and collaboration.

We accomplish this mission by:

  • Serving as a nexus for collaborative, fee-for-service, international projects
  • Setting up initial meetings to discuss potential formal partnership opportunities
  • Assisting individual faculty and units to develop and manage international, fee-for-service contracts and grants
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for projects
  • Conducting pre-contract development due diligence
  • Ensuring area, regional, and country-level expertise to inform all projects

To see examples of partnerships and projects that we have facilitated, please check out our What we do page.