By developing international partnerships with peer academic institutions, UNC is able to expand its values, mission, and philosophy internationally without establishing satellite campuses that compete with local institutions. Our strongest partnerships have developed over the course of many years, with synergies often first identified at a faculty-to-faculty research level or through a student exchange program. These initial interactions provided the opportunity for faculty and staff to identify mutual goals, shared research interests, and closely aligned institutional values. In turn, these core connections have laid a foundation for linkages to extend across disciplines, departments, and schools, gaining momentum as university-level bilateral relationships that span a number of disciplines and receive sustained institutional investment. Such strategic partnerships generally include faculty and student exchanges, research collaborations, and mutually beneficial sharing of resources.
UNC’s strategic partners include:
- King’s College London
- Malawi Ministry of Health/UNC Project-Malawi
- National University of Singapore
- Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
- Peking University
- Universidad San Francisco de Quito/Galapagos Initiative
Other Key Partnerships
Beyond strategic partnerships, UNC has a number of flourishing school-level partnerships with institutions around the globe, most rooted in faculty relationships or student exchanges. In Europe, for example, the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Institute for the Environment have close ties to Cambridge University in England, and a number of departments and centers in the College of Arts and Sciences collaborate with Universität Bremen in Germany. UNC schools of Pharmacy, Journalism, and Medicine, along with several College departments, have growing relations with Fudan University in China, and there are numerous connections with Universidade do São Paulo in Brazil in the health affairs and sciences. UNC’s history of work on Cuba, and with Cuban institutions, is reflected in relationships the College and Public Health have with Universidad de Habana. In 2014, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy initiated the PharmAlliance, a trilateral research and educational partnership with Monash University in Australia and University College London in England.