Partnership 2020: Leveraging US-India Cooperation in Higher Education
About Partnership 2020
The Partnership 2020: Leveraging US-India Cooperation in Higher Education to Harness Economic Opportunities and Innovation project goal is to strengthen the strategic partnership between the US and India through collaboration in higher education, research on key issue areas, related economic growth, and people-to-people linkages. This is a three-year project with most of the activities taking place in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Work products will include a searchable database of US-India university partnerships, policy recommendations on enhancing US-India partnerships, practical guide to successful partnerships, and grants to eligible US universities to enhance partnerships with Indian universities. Partnership 2020 is a collaborative agreement between University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and US Department of State (DOS) with Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) playing a key advisory role.
UNO is Nebraska's metropolitan university – a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transforms and improves life. UNO has over four decades of experience conducting international programs in the Central Asia South Asia (CASA) region. UNO has formal MOUs with a half‐dozen Indian universities. UNO’s Center for Afghanistan Studies was founded in 1973 and has managed over $100 million in projects. Most recent projects include Women University Administrators grant from the US Embassy in New Delhi, Pakistan University Linkages Project from the US Embassy in Islamabad, and Kabul University, Kabul Polytechnic University, Balkh University, and American University Afghanistan projects in which we are partnering with Indian universities to host and provide some training for Afghan professors.