To find solutions to global challenges, we must cooperate across traditional boundaries. GIX brings top faculty and learners from across disciplines and around the world to work in close collaboration with professionals and entrepreneurs from diverse industries. It is an essential vehicle for enhancing technical, economic, and political understanding and cooperation among the world’s leading economies.


A 15-month MSTI degree launches in the fall of 2017 at the GIX location in Bellevue, Washington. New degree options, certificate programs, and fields of study will be added over time.  If you’re interested in developing a more in-depth global perspective on technology innovation, GIX offers a 21-month Dual Degree that combines the UW MSTI with a Master of Engineering in Data Science & Information Technology (MEDSIT) at Tsinghua University in China.

GIX Dual Degree students complete the MSTI curriculum first, then continue their studies in Beijing for an additional six months to earn both the UW and Tsinghua degrees. The MEDSIT incorporates the experience of the MSTI program and goes into greater depth on marketing, data science, design and technology, and business development in a global context. Instruction is in English.


Innovation Thought Leaders

GIX develops leaders, stimulates innovation in the workforce, and helps solve  technological and design challenges. It seeks to build global capacity to tackle complex problems and learn about other markets. Graduates will have the technical and design thinking skills and business confidence to launch their own startup, join a new venture team at an established company or nonprofit, or advance their academic pursuits. Industry and non-profit partners help identify global challenges and provide ongoing mentoring and support to a global student cohort, driving solutions from idea to impact.


GIX builds on the strengths of its partners. It is co-directed by leaders from partner institutions, and courses are co-created and taught by experts from academia and industry. The first academic partners are the University of Washington and Tsinghua University.

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