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Wisconsin Idea

Japanese alumni with students and faculty

One of the longest and deepest traditions surrounding the University of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Idea signifies a general principle: that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Synonymous with Wisconsin for more than a century, this “Idea” has become the guiding philosophy of university outreach efforts in Wisconsin and throughout the world. Our department seeks to fulfill this promise by engaging with the community through a variety of outreach activities.