International development
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Tim Wolf

Director, International Development
U-wide Programs and Services, International Development



  • A U of M professor developed a study-abroad course to give students a first-hand look at how cities in China are managing rapid population growth.
  • As part of a new partnership, scholars from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the University of Minnesota are working together on research and other academic collaborations.
  • James K. Lee's career dreams came true when he launched offices in Seoul, South Korea, for two prominent U.S. law firms.
  • During an unexpected trip to Minnesota, an alumna from Shanghai gives back to the University of Minnesota through music.
  • Elizabeth Ka-Yee Kan says her U of M education in accounting and economics (and a minor in dance) continues to influence her life.
  • View online panel discussions and presentations featuring international alumni.
  • Originally from Taiwan, Jack and I-Fei Ouyang received advanced degrees at the University of Minnesota—and now support students with two scholarships.

Did you know?

International students enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 2018: 6,267 from 130 countries.

The U of M ranks ninth nationally for students learning abroad and offers programs in more than 70 countries.

The University ranks eighth among public universities in research spending, with more than $940 million in research expenditures.

Sixty graduates are making a difference as Peace Corps volunteers this year. In 2020, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities was ranked seventh nationally on a list of colleges with the most Peace Corps recruits. 

University of Minnesota faculty and alumni have achieved important positions on the world stage and received some of the most prestigious awards.

  • U.S. vice presidents
  • Prime ministers of Iceland, Tunisia, and U.K.
  • Ambassadors to/from Morocco, Norway, Iceland, Japan, Uganda, and others
  • 1 Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 26 Nobel Laureates, including Peace Prize
  • 3 Pulitzer Prize awardees

Making a gift: Choose your favorite U of M cause and make a gift online. Contact Tim Wolf, director of international development, at or 612-626-5419 about international charity status, country-specific credit cards, international wire transfers, and other international giving questions.