Collected Department Releases: State Department Launches U.S.-India Higher Education Research Collaboration Initiative

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Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC
March 6, 2019


Today, the U.S. Department of State’s South and Central Asia Bureau will launch Partnership 2020, an initiative to build research partnerships between U.S. and Indian institutions in key 21st century academic fields.

Under this initiative, the U.S. Department of State has granted $1.15 million to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, which will award sub-grants on a competitive basis to U.S. universities to conduct joint research with their Indian counterpart institutions. The initiative will strengthen the strategic partnership between the United States and India through collaborations in higher education and promote related economic growth. Partnership 2020 fields of focus include advanced engineering, artificial intelligence, public health, and energy, among others. The Center for Strategic and International Studies will play an advisory role, identifying existing successful partnerships and liaising with local government and civil society.

Academic institutions wishing to participate in Partnership 2020 should visit https://www.unomaha.edu/international-studies-and-programs/engagement/partnership2020/index.php.

For more information, contact [email protected].



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