History & Future

The Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame will admit its first students in the fall of 2017.

The Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame will admit its first students in the fall of 2017.

In 2012, the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development was established to be a primary Notre Dame contact point with potential partners and funding agencies outside the University and in the larger development community within the United States and around the world.

NDIGD serves the University’s institutes, centers, and programs by providing monitoring and evaluation, assessments, training, and strategic planning support for global development projects. The Initiative also provides information, advice, and assistance in identifying and obtaining international contract and grant funds from government or private agencies to contribute to global development.

It is, moreover, in profound accord with the mission and Catholicity of the University and the vision of its founder, Father Edward Sorin, who wanted Notre Dame to be a powerful means for good in the world.

Looking forward, NDIGD is proud to be among the seven centers and institutes that are now a part of the Keough School of Global Affairs. The first new college or school at the University in nearly a century, the Keough School is set to open in August of 2017.