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Collaboration is key in order to address the global challenges facing our society. The University of Michigan understands that and thus partners with a number of international institutions to address critical issues through research. In particular, the U-M Office of Research has established strong ties with universities overseas to help address critical global challenges through cross-cultural collaboration.
- The Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation helps fund U-M research and translational research in a broad range of areas, including engineering, health, science and environmental technologies from sponsored research.
- U-M signed an agreement with four educational institutions in Berlin to spearhead and provide seed funding for pilot research that cross disciplines within the social and behavioral sciences, as well as engineering and health.
- U-M partners with the Technion Institute of Technology and the Weizmann Institute of Science to support meritorious research, to foster innovation and to spur collaboration between three great academic institutions in the areas of biomedical sciences.
- U-M works with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to provide seed funding for collaborative research that will develop new technologies to reduce global carbon emissions and climate impact, while creating biomedical technologies to promote human health.