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Mission & Vision

The University of Washington’s Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is a graduate-level institute for interdisciplinary education in engineering, business, and design.

In partnership with corporate, government and non-profit organizations, GIX delivers transformational learning through world-class graduate education, global experiences, and professional development programs.

Mission: GIX inspires innovators to solve real-world challenges through the responsible application of advanced technologies.

Vision: GIX aims to increase the capacity of innovative leaders to create value, transform organizations, and improve the world.

Diversity Statement

The Global Innovation Exchange welcomes people from all backgrounds. Our community celebrates differences and views diversity from a very broad perspective. Our definition of diversity includes, but is not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, ability, and age, as well as nationality, academic discipline, and professional experience.

GIX is part of a larger vision…It builds a stronger connection between the Puget Sound and British Columbia and between Seattle and Vancouver, and it really builds a bridge between the higher-education community and the business community. It's one of the few projects that I’ve had the opportunity to work on where I’ve felt...people will look back and say, "What they did made a difference”, and it’s a difference that continues to pay dividends a century later.

Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft


From smart homes to smart health, GIX graduate degree programs teach you how to design, build, and launch the connected solutions of the future.

Launch Projects

Explore some of the accomplishments made by our recent graduates


Interested in becoming part of the Global Innovation Exchange?

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