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Science serves humanity, transcends boundaries, thrives in diversity

100+ Global Partners, Global Classrooms, Dual Degrees, Seminars and Conversations

Over the years, our faculty and alumni have built long-lasting global bridges and networks with academic and corporate partners who share our ‘life saving solutions’ mission.

The Global Innovation Partnership (GIP) Program leverages and deepens these relationships to enhance and enrich our students’ educational global experiences. Our goal is to deepen these relationships through joint research initiatives, global classrooms, advance dual degrees and other meaningful partnerships that transcend boundaries.

Meet Our Community

GIP Quote Card Slideshow

GIP Curricula

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MedTech Innovation I & II

MedTech Innovation Course takes students on the global journey from the academic bench to the healthcare trench in Philadelphia, USA, in Shanghai, China and in Istanbul & Ankara in Turkey

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Neuroengineering and Neuroergonomics

Neuroengineering and Neuroergonomics Course and Joint Seminar Series with Shanghai Jiao Tong University provides students the opportunity to explore recent advances in monitoring and modulating brain activity in natural settings.

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Cell and Immune Engineering I

Cell and Immune Engineering Joint Seminar series with Shanghai Tech University introduces students to frontiers in cell and immune engineering and motivate collaborative research/education opportunities.

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MedTech Innovation Workshop

The MedTech Innovation Workshop aims to expose early stage startups, medical technology development and transfer professionals and academics & researchers engaged in translational research to realities of medical technology innovation in a global context.

Brain|Technology Convergence I

Brain|Technology Convergence I

The Brain|Technology Convergence I: Cyber-Brain Systems [BTC I] is the first in a series of transdisciplinary ‘collaborative’ courses offered by an international team of scientists and researchers drawn from human-centered and technology-driven disciplines.

International Partners by Country


China Partnerships

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems has formed an academic alliance with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) to create an exchange of research.


Israel Partnerships

We have an inter-institutional memorandum of understanding (MOU) cooperation agreement with the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.


Turkey Partnerships

We are currently exploring opportunities for partnerships with Hacettepe University in: Biomedical Engineering Education and Research, On-line Education through Drexel University Online, Translational Research and Technology Commercialization


United Kingdom Partnerships

Current activities include joint seminars, lectures, hosting and advising graduate students for their thesis work.


India Partnerships

There are several International Graduate Programs in India offering an efficient path towards an MS or PhD degree, as well as undergraduate research opportunities.

Latest Projects and News

Yuri Gogotsi - GIP Conversations

GIP Conversations: Yuri Gogotsi

GIP Conversations are brief, heart-to-heart interviews with key players in the biomedical technology innovation ecosystem.


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GIP MedTech Innovation Workshop Series Launches

Through the GIP Medical Technology Innovation (MedTech) Workshop, early-stage startups, medical technology development and transfer professionals and academics/researchers engaged in translational research......

Frontiers in Neuroergonomics Journal

Dr. Hasan Ayaz Is Field Chief Editor of the International Journal Frontiers in Neuroergonomics

Neuroergonomics is a diverse, interdisciplinary, and rapidly expanding field of research and development that focuses on theoretical and applied studies of brain and human behavior at work....

Andrea Eleazar received Freeman Award and a Gilman Scholarship 

Andrea Eleazar, MedTech Innovation II student, received Freeman Award for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) and a Gilman Scholarship

Andrea Eleazar, B.S. in Public Health, is a rising student in MedTech Innovation II - Biologics course. She received both a Freeman Award for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) and a Gilman Scholarship for study at Nanyang Tec...

Janssen R and D

Aakansha Nangarlia and Andrea Eleazar, MedTech Innovation II students, granted Janssen Quantitative Sciences Diversity Mentorship Program

It is an exciting opportunity for students to build valuable professional relationships and explore career pathways within Janssen R&D that are aligned to their academic and professional interests....

Adrian Curtin, PhD

Global Pathways: Adrian Curtin
Dual PhD Drexel—SJTU

Watch Dr. Adrian Curtin’s talk about his dual PhD degree experience with Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Curtin is the recipient of Drexel’s 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Awards. ...

GIP Leadership

Banu Onaral

Banu Onaral, PhD
Director of Innovation

Jamie Mak

Jamie Mak
Managing Director

Kara Spiller

Kara Spiller, PhD
Academic Director

Hasan Ayaz

Hasan Ayaz, PhD
Associate Professor

Kurtulus Izzetoglu

Kurtulus Izzetoglu, PhD
Associate Professor

Lin Han

Lin Han, PhD
Associate Professor

Sri Balasubramanian

Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD
Associate Professor

International Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering


SJTU-Drexel International PhD / Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is one of the higher education institutions in China which enjoys a long history and a world-renowned reputation.

IITK Campus

IIT Kanpur-Drexel International Collaborative Graduate Programs

IITK is a public technical and research university of India, one of the first IITs, declared to be an institute of national importance, and consistently among top 5 in nation.

SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India

SSN-Drexel International Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering

Located in Chennai, India, SSN is the preferred destination for aspiring engineers and managers.

Bharati Vidyapeeth Eagle

BVU-Drexel International Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering

BVU is an autonomous deemed to be university having multiple campuses, and headquartered at Pune, metropolitan city of India.

SPPU Campus

SPPU-Drexel International Collaborative Graduate Programs

SP Pune University is the second largest university system in India, and consistently among top 10 universities (2018, ranking 7th).

Our Innovation Ecosystem

Philadelphia Innovation Partners

Innovation Partners

Drexel Innovation Partners

Drexel Partners