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What is the UK Global Footprint?

As the flagship, land-grant, public research university serving the Commonwealth, the University of Kentucky is engaged in local, regional, transnational, and global relationships. The UK Global Footprint compiles and visualizes data on UK's global engagements to support existing activities and enhance strategic decision-making.


International Students from 92 countries


Education Abroad Participants


Partnerships in 70 countries


Fulbright Recipients since 1949


Step-Up program connects UK student mentors with local immigrants

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 8, 2024) — Started in Fall 2023 by Francis Musoni, Ph.D., associate professor of history and director of the International Studies program in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, Step-Up is an innovative service-learning program designed to support high school students from immigrant and refugee families to successfully integrate into the U.S.

Global Wildcats graduate from UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 2, 2024) — Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, one particular challenge to navigate was how to accommodate the University of Kentucky's many new international students, who would be unable to begin classes in-person in the fall of 2020.

Sue Roberts selected for Fulbright Scholar Program to India

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 17, 2024) — University of Kentucky Associate Provost for Internationalization Sue Roberts, Ph.D., recently was selected to participate in the 2024 Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Program to India.