The University of Maryland engages in strategic partnerships with a variety of external organizations. Research and innovation generated through collaborations between academia, industry, government, and international organizations can help solve national and international challenges and spur economic development.
The University of Maryland has a comprehensive approach toward partnerships, aimed at sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships based on a spectrum of interactions. These comprehensive partnerships explore and strengthen every facet and touch point of collaborative engagement, including: research collaboration, student recruitment, recognition and brand awareness through philanthropic contributions, advanced/professional education for employees, teaming and business development opportunities, access to faculty consultants, facilities and labs, product commercialization, licensing and tech transfer, and athletics, arts, and event sponsorships. We are happy to engage in conversations related to all of these interactions, offering companies a single point of contact.
Why Partner with the University of Maryland?
The University of Maryland is one of the nation's premier public research universities. UMD is the only university in the nation to be ranked by U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools in the Top 25 programs in all of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Engineering, Information Studies, Information Systems, Mathematics, Physics, Public Health, Public Policy, and Sociology.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal survey that asked recruiters from nearly 500 large companies where they prefer to recruit graduating students for entry level positions, the University of Maryland finished 8th overall nationwide, 3rd in Engineering, and 10th in Computer Science. We believe this ranking demonstrates the fact that UMD successfully prepares students for industry positions, and teaches them to apply the knowledge they learn toward practical outcomes after graduation that benefit employers.
UMD's proximity to the nation's capital and close interactions with key federal agencies, such as NIST, NSA, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NIH, ARL, and many others, make the university a valuable partner to a variety of organizations.
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