GW's New Budget Model
GW is in its second year of the new budget model. The new budget model is an alternative way to distribute resources to the university’s seven “open schools.” Previously, the budget model was complex and highly centralized. Under the new, decentralized budget model each "open school" receives an allocation that is based upon undergraduate credit hours taught, the school’s ability to attract and enroll graduate students, the amount of research dollars brought in, and a centralized allocated subsidy based upon the differential in teaching costs.
Science and Engineering Hall
Science and Engineering Hall stands at the intersection of the university’s commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration, investment in STEM, and research objectives. The largest academic building dedicated to the fields of science and engineering in the nation’s capital meets the needs of the GW’s growing research portfolio and serves as a hub for discovery, providing new opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Global Women's Institute
The university is distinguished by its deep engagement in real-world problems. Because of our unique location in the heart of Washington, D.C., our faculty are linked to international and national organizations that make policies directed to resolving fundamental societal problems, including limitations on the rights of women. The Global Women’s Institute launched in fall 2012 to advance gender equality through interdisciplinary research, education, and policy and outreach.
The Computational Biology Institute
Cross-disciplinary institutes draw on the university’s areas of strength to advance GW’s research goals. Building on strengths in life sciences and computational science and unique research partnerships in the nation’s capital, leading faculty of the Computational Biology Institute harness large datasets to open new doors of discovery that have the potential to influence policymaking and benefit millions.
GW's international strategy is to leverage Washington for global impact in three steps. First, GW works to connect with powerful global institutions in Washington and those with important representation in Washington (like the 177 foreign governments who operate embassies here). Second, GW seeks opportunities to partner with these institutions to respond to global human problems including poverty and sustainability. Third, GW uses these partnerships to extend its research, teaching, service, convening, and brand globally.
The George Washington Institute of Public Policy
The university has a great strength in public policy in virtually all our schools and colleges. The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) serves as a university-wide nexus for faculty and graduate students engaging in research on public policy issues. Our focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration may lead to ways of translating ideas into fresh approaches to problems of public policy.
We are committed to being a model of sustainability through efforts in operations, teaching, research, and outreach. We seek to engage the world by exploring sustainability policy and governance with a vision to create resource systems that are healthy and thriving for all. Initiatives through the Office of Sustainability and Sustainability Collaborative are implemented in partnership with stakeholders across the organization.
Operation GW VALOR
Our university is committed to reflecting the nation’s diversity, and we are finding new ways to focus on building an inclusive culture, including educating and supporting veterans and active-duty military personnel. Operation GW VALOR, or Veterans Accelerate Learning Opportunities & Rewards, was launched to offer accelerated learning opportunities to student military members, veterans, and their families.