The Office of Hemispheric and Global Affairs (OHGA) seeks strategic partnerships to promote education, research, innovation, health care and service programs, leveraging our distinct geographic location and position us as a connector between institutions, individuals, and ideas across the hemispheric and throughout the world.

The Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC) was founded on April 2018 by a selected group of institutions as a unique cooperative mechanism in higher education that facilitates the sharing of academic and infrastructure resources. The goal of the HUC is to promote solution-oriented collaborations in research and education among its members by facilitating mobility of students, researchers and faculty.

OHGA also pursues global engagement though partnerships with higher education institutions, private and public sector and nonprofit organizations ensuring that UM’s global activities are consistent with the University’s teaching and research missions, and with University policies.