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Global Research & Academic Network at Drexel (GRAND)

Global Research & Academic Network at Drexel (GRAND) is a web database that promotes international research and academic activities across the university. This faculty and professional staff network can help facilitate global partnerships, enhance awareness of research and teaching opportunities, and increase Drexel’s international visibility. The GRAND database helps each of us to identify colleagues across the campus who have international interests and connections and will make Drexel researchers more visible and accessible to colleagues and prospective graduate students world-wide. This database is searchable from anywhere, is easy to access and can be found on the here.

Join GRAND Now!

Visit our website to add yourself, Faculty and professional staff members can sign in and regularly edit information about themselves with just their Drexel ID and password.

Travel Registration

All faculty and professional staff traveling internationally are required to complete travel plan registration in the GRAND database.  This is a university wide requirement and applicable to all Drexel international travel (not personal travel).  If you do not already have a profile in the database, you will need to create one prior to registering any travel plans. Your profile is for increasing the visibility of your international collaborations generally and the travel plans are trip specific and should be entered prior to departure.

For questions please contact the Office of Global Engagement at