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Global Michigan, a campus-wide portal for U-M international engagement, features faculty initiatives, education abroad opportunities for students and a collection of travel policies and resources designed to support global activities for all U-M community members
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 university 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.
- The Brazil Initiative at the university's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is a university-wide initiative to promote research, teaching and activities about Brazil, and to enhance collaborations with Brazilian institutions and colleagues.
- U-M faculty and students engage with diverse stakeholders across the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, from ministry officials and national funding agencies to universities and non-governmental organizations. The collaboration extends beyond academia through community–based research, patient care, service learning, scholarship and research.
- Global REACH was created to help facilitate and promote the U-M Medical School's international initiatives in research, education and collaborations in 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.
- Launched in 2010 with a combined commitment of $14 million, the Joint Institute sponsors high-impact collaborative research that leverages the unique strengths of U-M and Peking University Health Science Center to advance global health.
- REFRESCH received three-year funding in 2014 through the university's Third Century Initiative to find solutions to specific, solvable, scalable problems in the areas of food, energy and water. REFRESCH is currently active in Gabon, Kazakhstan and Michigan.
- 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.