University of California at Berkeley (UCB)-Ghent Strategic Institutional Partnership

01 January 2020 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Other medical and health sciences not elsewhere classified
institutional partnership University of California at Berkeley (UCB)
Project description

This strategic institutional partnership converges the research capacity and expertise at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and Ghent University to explore and test interdisciplinary responses to global chal-lenges. This partnership builds on the legitimacy that all partners evidenced by their research excel-lence and technical cooperation with the public and private sectors, and international organizations,
including through three World Health Organization Collaborating Centres. This partnership lever-ages the complementary research strengths in the two academic communities to deliver a high-qual-ity program of research and offer sustained and high-impact scientific and real-world outcomes. This interdisciplinary partnership conceptualizes its work in three thematic areas that align with the University of Toronto’s Strategic Research Plan 2018-2023 and the Ghent University’s Research Policy Plan 2017-2021: health equity & impact, twenty-first century citizenship, and sustainable systems. The kick-off research workshop discussions will center around these focal points. The members of the partnership are currently developing a 2020 action plan, which will be a working document outlining the partnership’s planned collaborative activities in 2020; the first draft will be available in mid-October 2019.