Develop and implement an academic vision for the University that strengthens its reputation for excellence in scholarship and education

By bringing together a broad array of visitors—scholars, public intellectuals, corporate leaders, politicians, artists, alumni, and students, among others—the University Forum will foster a regular exchange of ideas that will enhance both the intellectual life on campus and the University’s contribution to enriching society.

The Global Fellows program will be a vital part of the continued success and future growth of the University’s global strategy. The program will bring distinguished visitors, including leading scholars and public figures whose work is of global reach and significance, to UChicago to work with faculty, conduct research, and engage with students and the general public.