Strategic Partnerships

Princeton University supports multidimensional partnerships with institutions worldwide to help foster the flow of ideas across borders. Princeton has agreements with three strategic partnerships at the institutional level to facilitate increased mobility of faculty and students, as well as transnational research and teaching collaboration. Faculty in departments, schools, institutes and programs are invited to submit proposals that promote collaborations with colleagues in the following institutions:

Humboldt University-Princeton Partnership

Princeton University established a strategic partnership with Humboldt University in Berlin in 2012. The Humboldt - Princeton Strategic Partnership supports departments, programs, and centers seeking resources to sustain on-going transnational research and teaching collaborations. The Humboldt-PU partnership has flourished over the last six years and has co-funded 23 faculty-driven research collaborations in disciplines as diverse as classics, electrical engineering, molecular biology, neuroscience, history, philosophy and international relations, and totaling more than $1mm dollars in total funding.

University of São Paulo-Princeton Partnership

Princeton University established a strategic partnership with the University of São Paulo in 2012. The University of São Paulo-Princeton Strategic Partnership supports departments, programs, and centers seeking resources to sustain on-going transnational research and teaching collaborations. The University of São Paulo-Princeton Strategic Partnership has co-funded 14 faculty-driven research collaborations in diverse disciplines. The joint funding was in hiatus for the last two years due to the financial situation of the Brazilian government. However, faculty collaborations and student exchanges have continued throughout the time.

University of Tokyo-Princeton Partnership

Princeton University established a strategic partnership with University of Tokyo in 2013. It is one of three strategic partnerships (along with Humboldt University in Berlin and University of Sao Paolo in Brazil) that are pillars of Princeton’s internationalization strategy. To date, the partnership has jointly funded 18 proposals spanning 12 disciplines, including East Asian Studies, Astrophysics, Geosciences, Architecture, Mathematics, etc., with much success and movement of people and ideas. The call for proposals have seen the deeper and broader pool of proposals over the years through the increase in the number and breadth of disciplines in the funding applications.