Partner Universities


Cornell University

Cornell University is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.


University of South Florida

The University of South Florida (USF) is a large, public 4-year university offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF S. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and is ranked 45th in the nation for research expenditures among all universities, public or private.

USF is comprised of 14 colleges offering more than 180 undergraduate majors and concentrations—with some of the most populated colleges being USF Health, Arts & Sciences, Business and Engineering. We also have numerous degree programs at the graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. USF prides itself on being a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success.


The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is part of The University of Texas system. Founded in 1914, and located on the U.S.-Mexico border, UTEP has a long tradition of serving underrepresented minorities. UTEP has an enrollment of 23,000 students; nearly 80% of them are Hispanic. The National Science Foundation designated UTEP as a Model Institution for Excellence, one of only six in the country. UTEP was ranked #1 for the fourth year in a row among all U.S. universities in the social mobility category for its success in helping students achieve the American Dream. UTEP is an accredited degree-granting institution with a number of transportation-related degree programs: a B.S. in Civil Engineering (BSCE); a M.S. in Civil Engineering (MSCE); a M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering (MSEnE); a Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering (MECEE) and a Ph.D. in CE. UTEP College of Engineering offers a multidisciplinary summer study abroad program jointly with University of Piura, Peru on “Sustainable Engineering Designs”. The college also has existing collaboration with Czech Technical University offering a dual master degrees program on “smart cities”.


University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis is a public research university and land grant university as well as one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. Since 1908, UC Davis has been known for standout academics and sustainability, as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. They are reputable for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.

UC Davis is known for its commitment to the environment, locally and globally. Their researchers dedicate themselves to helping the Earth, and the campus, focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, is making tremendous strides in sustainability.