235 cooperation agreements

in 73 countries

In a world with diverse problems and challenges, the best opportunities for solutions arise from creative, strategic global partnerships. These collaborations stimulate and exchange of ideas, understanding, and goals which can then be translated into tangible advancements that build a better world for everyone.

Currently, the University of Pittsburgh has 235 cooperation agreements in 73 countries aimed at finding answers to global challenges through cutting-edge research and problem-solving.

Partnership Models

Innovation and Research

Industry, entrepreneurs, investors, and economic development organizations work with Pitt innovators to sponsor research, foster technology development, license technology, and launch new start-up companies.

Commercialization Centers

Through its research-to-commercialization centers, Pitt’s partnerships can build industry relationships, promote entrepreneurial culture, and contribute to regional development.

Collaborative Labs

Pitt offers its strategic partners access to the University’s facilities and labs. It also encourages companies to establish labs in Pittsburgh, which can then work closely with the University on joint research strategies.

Faculty Exchange

Exchange programs allow our leading academics to participate in cross-country fellowships and professor exchanges. We also host visiting professors from around the world who are leaders in their fields.

Joint Research Agreements

Pitt-established agreements enable our students and faculty to work with counterparts around the globe. They share knowledge, culture, and experience, benefiting not only academics, but also driving industrial advancement and employer engagement.

Clinical Research Support

With affiliated institutions, Pitt moves insights from the “laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside” by providing clinical research-related resources for sponsors, volunteers, and clinical investigators – advancing both existing and new research to realize long-term commercialization success.

Community Engagement

Pitt provides companies with a competitive advantage in the global economy while also creating economic opportunities for vulnerable populations. For example, the University’s Manufacturing Assistance Center provides companies with advanced technology and potential employees with high-quality training.

Strategic Philanthropy

Programs that involve science, technology, engineering, community services, and math outreach provide invaluable assets to underserved populations. The University of Pittsburgh works with partners – including corporations and foundations – to develop targeted, mutually beneficial philanthropic strategies.