Our Global Partnerships

We have established strong partnerships in East Africa and Southeast Asia, including China. We also are developing relationships in Latin America and beyond.

These international networks have grown from strong collaborations between the University of Minnesota and leading institutions in those locations. The goal is to focus on pressing global health challenges through interdisciplinary research and education. Together, we are building sustainable networks that bring students and faculty from different institutions in the regions together with partners at the University of Minnesota to advance mutually beneficial research and training activities. 



Our Global Health Networks

We are expanding from a single-country approach toward a more regional concept as a successful model for how equitable partnerships can improve global health. We are developing networks of partnerships involving universities and health systems within larger regions, together focused on building sustainable collaborations for research, education, training, and capacity-building in which the University of Minnesota remains a key stakeholder. Having a robust regional network in place increases readiness to mobilize locally informed response to infectious and noncommunicable diseases, addiction, mental health, nutrition, and other complex health issues.


East Africa Network

Our East Africa Network grows from strong University of Minnesota collaborations in Uganda that focus on pressing global health challenges. We develop partnerships in the East African region that lay a sustainable foundation for interdisciplinary research and education with a culture of reciprocal engagement.

Learn more about the East Africa Network.



Thailand Partnership

Our Thailand Partnership builds on joint education initiatives and collaborative research studies that have been ongoing over the last 25 years. 

Learn more about the Thailand Partnership.



Guangxi CDC—China Partnership

The University of Minnesota and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Guangxi CDC) signed an Agreement for Cooperation and Exchange in March 2015 to broaden the scope of their collaboration.

Learn more about the Guangxi CDC—China Partnership.