Notre Dame Global Gateways


The University of Notre Dame boasts a network of extraordinary facilities located around the world—the Notre Dame Global Gateways.  The Global Gateways are academic and intellectual centers, where scholars, students and leaders from universities, government, business, and community gather to discuss, discover and debate issues of topical and enduring relevance.

The six Notre Dame Global Gateways are located in Beijing, Chicago, Dublin, Jerusalem, London and Rome.

Each Global Gateway has a dedicated staff who collaborate with their counterparts on the home campus to support these programs. Notre Dame International coordinates the management of the Global Gateways and supports faculty in developing and maintaining the programs they house.

Download our Global Gateways brochure (pdf).

For general questions on Global Gateways and Notre Dame International logistical support, please contact Thomas Guinan,

For support in developing academic programs at one of the Notre Dame Global Gateways, please contact Robert Norton,

Beijing, China

building that houses Asia Office

The Notre Dame Beijing Global Gateway is located in the New Oriental South Building, in the center of Beijing’s university district.  It is the base for expanding the University’s academic programs and collaborations with universities, corporations, and government organizations throughout Asia. E-mail:

Download the Beijing Global Gateway brochure


Chicago, United States

Santa Fe Building

In Chicago, Notre Dame is located in the Motorola Building, a historic landmark across from the Art Institute that dates back to 1904, boasting views of both city skyline and Lake Michigan.
In addition to serving as a home for the Executive MBA program, the facility also plays host to a variety of other programs and organizations from across the University and the region.



Dublin, Ireland

O'Connell House

Nestled in the heart of Georgian Dublin, O'Connell House hosts academic programs and summer internships for both undergraduate and graduate students. Modern facilities make this global gateway, also known as the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Center, an ideal location for scholarly conferences and special events of up to 80 participants. E-mail:  Watch a video on Irish Studies at Notre Dame.



Jerusalem, Israel


The Tantur Institute for Ecumenical Studies is housed in a 100,000-square-foot campus that welcomes Notre Dame summer programs, as well as a variety of continuing education and sabbatical programs. The facilities, which feature on-site accommodations and gardens, are ideal for retreats as well as special events and conferences of up to 130 participants.



London, England

Fischer Hall

The London Global Gateway consists of two major facilities: an academic center (Fischer Hall at Trafalgar Square) and a 270+ bed residence building (Conway Hall, located on the South Bank near Waterloo Station).  These two facilities, located in vibrant Central London, are within easy walking distance of each other.  

Whether for hosting a large conference or merely for providing office space for a day or two, Fischer Hall and Conway Hall serve the needs of the Notre Dame community in London.  E-mail:

To watch the London Programme video click here.

Download the London Global Gateway brochure (pdf).


Rome, Italy

Via Ostilia

Notre Dame’s Global Gateway in Rome is a completely renovated 32,000-square-foot facility located a block from the Colosseum. The facility serves as a home for student programs year-round. The facility can also host events with up to 125 participants.  Faculty office space as well as patio and terrace views of the Colosseum make this a versatile venue for academic conferences and special events. If you are interested in using the Rome Global Gateway for conferences and events, please fill out your activity proposal form here.