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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


UK receives APLU International Impact Award for Global Engagement

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2023) — In recognition of its commitment to furthering internationalization on campus and fostering a more diverse campus community, The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) has named the University of Kentucky the 2023 winner of the APLU International Impact Award for Global Engagement. The award was accepted on behalf of the university by Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Eric Monday, Ph.D., at the annual meeting of the APLU’s awards ceremony. 

International Studies Program to host symposium on conflict-induced displacement

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2023) — In honor of International Education Week, the University of Kentucky's International Studies Program and International Center are proud to host a symposium on conflict-induced displacements from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 17, in the Office of China Initiatives.