Partner Profile: UGPN

New members of the Global Engagement Institute and senior leadership from NC State will soon meet with our strategic partners at the University Global Partnership Network’s annual conference to promote innovative research and collaboration.

The conference brings together delegates from NC State, the University of São Paulo, the University of Surrey and the University of Wollongong. These universities make up the UGPN – an active international network of selected universities collaborating in research, learning and teaching to benefit global society.

The research workshop themes for this year’s conference – Sustainable Planet, Industries for the Future, and Health and Wellbeing – address the key goal of the UGPN, to target global issues, and are aligned with specific UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

To promote multilateral collaborative research, the UGPN supports a Research Collaboration Fund. Since its inception in 2011, the annual fund of $240,000 has supported 64 research topics covering a range of topics including carbon economies, bio-nano interfaces, genes and behavior, international trade, visitor impacts and mathematical modeling.

During the conference, fund recipients have the opportunity to share the outcomes of their work and collaborate with researchers around the world. 

The University of Wollongong will host the conference on March 30-April 1, 2020.

Check out the new UGPN website.