Partnerships & Exchanges
Drexel partners with institutions and research centers around the world to drive research and innovation, develop impactful solutions, and prepare students and faculty to be purpose-driven global citizens. We prioritize sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships that support:
- Robust research and teaching collaborations
- Transformative student mobility
- Strategic student recruitment
- Collaborative alumni, industry, non-profit and government relations
Global Partnerships Map
Drexel has over 100 international partnerships with universities in six continents for student and faculty exchanges, collaborative research, dual degrees, education abroad, and other activities.
View Partnerships in a larger map.
New Global Partnerships
The Office of Global Engagement will assist in bringing strategic new partnerships to fruition through this step-by-step process:
The proposed partnership will:
- Enhance our academic mission: alignment with Drexel 2030; appropriate academic rigor; complementary academic strengths; shared strategic goals and values, including experiential learning and civic engagement.
- Be sustainable long-term: significant interest across multiple disciplines or schools that provides long-term engagement across multiple areas of collaboration: research and teaching collaborations; student mobility; recruitment; and industry, alumni, nonprofit, and/or government relations.
- Complement and build on existing partnerships: provides a new or unique opportunity for the University.
- Offer potential for additional resources and opportunities: resource commitment from units or schools; opportunities for external support; resources from partner institution.
- Be compatible with Drexel: curriculum and calendar; language(s) of instruction; appropriate administrative support for activities; safety and security standards.
New partnership proposals follow this process:
- Submission: Submit the Global Partnership Proposal form. *Please note that support for the partnership from your Dean or Dean’s designee (Department Head, for example) is required.
- Review: OGE will review proposals and facilitate discussions internally and with the proposed partner.
- Agreement: OGE will develop a draft agreement with the Office of General Counsel, relevant offices, and the partner institution. Institutional agreements are approved by the Vice Provost and signed by the Provost (and, when required, the President). Department- or college-level agreements are signed by the corresponding Dean and the Vice Provost.
- Signing: OGE will facilitate the signing of the agreement with the partner institution and maintain the initial documentation of the agreement.
- Assessment: There needs to be a point of contact for the partnership that OGE can contact for annual updates and data collection on partnership activities.
Through broad consultation, the Office of Global Engagement will select a handful of existing strategic partners in key locations all over the world to deepen and scale up our collaboration, including research, education abroad, dual-admission degrees, recruitment, co-op, civic engagement, and alumni and industry relations. More information on this initiative will be forthcoming.