A primary purpose of the University of Hawai‘i is to serve the people of Hawai‘i by preparing its students to be internationally engaged citizens, by enriching the educational experience of students and faculty, and by connecting the citizens of Hawai‘i with ideas, talent, and economic opportunity from the vibrant cultures and economies of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Across its ten campuses, the University of Hawai‘i is committed to being a preeminent international center of learning, discovery, application, and service in Oceania, the Asia-Pacific region, and beyond. It also fosters among students and faculty global perspectives and attitudes, and adaptability to a rapidly changing environment.

—President M.R.C. Greenwood, January 2011
Committee on International Engagement