International Engagement

OVPEDI coordinates and supports multiple international engagements that seek to produce economic growth, enhance student experience, and facilitate employment after graduation.

Participants in the 2019 Wanxiang Fellows Program
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HUJI/U of I Joint Research and Innovation Seed Grants Program

This joint program between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and the University of Illinois System (U of I) aims to facilitate both research and development cooperation and delivery of talent, innovations, and resources from these universities to the marketplace.

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Brasillinois is an initiative that builds on the unique potential of the University of Illinois System to create a new model for collaboration between U.S. higher education and the Global South. The initiative leverages our already comprehensive hub of research collaboration to build a research and mobility network that includes other Illinois institutions, partners among the Great Lakes Consortium, and other institutional partners in North America.

Brasillinois draws on faculty expertise and programs across the University of Illinois System to pursue collaborative research and mobility initiatives organized in three clusters: Climate and Sustainability, Public Health and Medicine, and Democracy and Inclusion.

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National Taiwan University/University of Illinois Joint Funding Opportunities

This joint program between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and the University of Illinois System (U of I) provides funding for research and innovation projects, as well as travel grants.

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University Academic Alliance in Taiwan/University of Illinois joint research project

The University Academic Alliance in Taiwan (UAAT) and the University of Illinois System have launched a joint research project for institutional research scientists. The goal is to promote economic and societal development through the research and development of innovative technologies, while facilitating collaboration between the two entities.

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Wanxiang Fellows Program

The Illinois Wanxiang Fellows Program, sponsored by the Wanxiang Group, offers a unique opportunity for students to study environmental issues and renewable energy in China while gaining exposure to the Chinese language and culture.

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I-MMÁS: Mexican and Mexican American Students System Initiative

The purpose of this program is to increase the recruitment of Mexican and Mexican-American students within the University of Illinois System while building a large-scale presence with Mexican academic, research, and private sector institutions.