Global Partnership Initiatives
Consistent with USF's mission as a globally-engaged research university, USF World has established a small number of high impact strategic institutional partnerships. Programs in Colombia, Ghana, and the United Kingdom give USF faculty an opportunity to work with colleagues at USF's global partner universities to develop common projects that will serve as the foundation for external funding, collaborative teaching, or creative scholarly activities. In 2009, the University identified five initial "Global Academic Partner (GAP)" universities. Over time, these deep and broad relationships with "like" universities have promoted sustainable, interdisciplinary collaborations leading to meaningful impact, as well as measurable bilateral (and even multilateral in the case of network development) institutional benefits. USF also has an established and nationally-recognized partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps. For the past 4 years, the University of South Florida has ranked in the top 20 among large schools on the agency's Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 45 USF alumni currently volunteering worldwide. Explore the sections below to learn more about USF World's featured global partnership initiaves.
The United Kingdom