January 29 , 2007
Strategic alliances can open the door to growth and new capabilities through collaborations with other universities, government agencies, and industry.
Emory has long enjoyed significant and productive relationships with its neighbors, including the national headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, CARE and Emory’s own Carter Center.
Partnerships with educational institutions such as Georgia Tech have been productive and combine the unique strengths of both organizations in the development of top-tier research and educational programs. International partnerships range from collaborations in Tibetan Buddhist Studies with the Dalai Lama’s great monastic university in India, to society-changing programs in health care in the Republic of Georgia, to cooperative teaching and internships in journalism and museum management in South Africa.
Efforts in building partnerships and strategic alliances will be a priority and central to the strategic implementation of the plan, under the leadership of the president and his cabinet. Strategic alliances will include mutually beneficial relationships with other educational institutions in the nation and abroad, private sector partners, alumni, patrons, retirees, and friends.
In the future, increased attention will be given to development of strategic alliances with the business community. Activities currently under way include exploring a partnership with Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and creating an infrastructure for the Institute for Developing Nations.