Ignite Global Innovation

Invest in Strategic Collaboration

For more than 100 years, the University has partnered with the world’s most renowned institutions and individuals to address critical issues that affect food and water, health and safety, and peace and security. Strategic, focused collaborations bring together the strengths of the University with the people and places that can ignite innovation.

We are shining a spotlight on promising areas of collaboration to encourage more and deeper engagement across disciplines — from long-standing relationships in China to emerging opportunities in Panama — ultimately leading to greater impact.

By crossing the lines of latitude and longitude and working with our many partners, the University of Minnesota’s historians, scientists, artists, humanists, and engineers are engaged in meaningful work to address the world’s grand challenges — challenges that increasingly extend beyond our own geographic boundaries.

Your gift to research and engagement will:

  • Encourage more and deeper collaborations with renowned institutions and individuals around the world
  • Kick-start promising research and development projects that address the world’s greatest challenges

Ways to Give

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GPS Alliance Global Fund

Provides the dean of international programs with flexible resources to respond quickly to emerging opportunities and kickstart promising ideas.

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Contact Molly Portz to discuss other ways you can invest in global innovation.