New "Partnering with Miami" website invites collaborations

Miami University has a new "Partnering with Miami" website to show corporations, schools, community-based organizations and others the variety of opportunities that exist to engage with the university.

ddc-logoMiami partners with educational, public and private institutions to establish research, consultation and service collaborations and to design academic and outreach programs that enhance access to and support quality higher education.

The office for the advancement of research and scholarship (OARS) oversees the website with input from an ad hoc committee in the provost's office called the Academic Partnerships Committee.

bioohio-logo"The site provides a convenient way for businesses, government agencies, non-profits, communities and educational institutions to connect to Miami’s talent and enhance the development of meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships," said Jim Oris, associate provost for research and scholarship and dean of the Graduate School.

According to the website, Miami actively seeks new partnerships with high schools, colleges, community-based organizations, foundations, corporations and other entities to:

  • Conduct solutions-oriented research.
  • Create new technologies.
  • Shape policy that improves quality of life and advances economic development.
  • Educate a talented, diverse and globally aware pool of students prepared to enter and contribute to the global workforce, serving the region, state, nation and world.

The "Partnering with Miami" website features four tabs — business and industry, community, educational institutions and government — that offer more detailed information under each category. For instance, under business and industry, one can find partnership contact information as well as learn more about OARS, Miami's Corporate and Foundation Relations Team, executive education in the Farmer School of Business, and career services. One can also explore opportunities by examining the wide range of research and service centers and institutions at Miami.

The website can be accessed from the "About Miami" tab at the top of the university's home page at