Globalization today, with its increasing dynamic in the interrelations of markets, increases the importance of universities/colleges collaborating together. In meeting various societal challenges, UBT and other higher education institutions (HEIs) play a crucial role when it comes to knowledge creation and its translation into innovative products, services etc. Therefore, through academic partnerships with local and regional higher education institutions, UBT continuously explores ways of how to work together with other HEIs for local and regional development. Such ways include joint research activities, human capital development activities/events, activities that aim at enhancing social equality etc.
Besides initiating joint research projects, UBT, in partnership with other HEIs, aims at:
In addition to collaborating with higher education institutions in a local and regional level, UBT is also much focused in collaborating with multiple stakeholders (sectoral collaboration). Stakeholders include all those organizations, networks and private people that are able to influence the objectives of UBT and are divided into internal (personnel and students) and external (partners and customers) stakeholders. Stakeholders are engaged to create a network of different individuals, organizations and sectors with diverse perspectives and resources to address complex challenges more effectively. Their engagement is integrated into all relevant policies and/or processes for strategy development as well as governance, structure, and relevant decision-making processes.
Finally, international partnerships are an important part of UBT’s institutional cooperation. Therefore, UBT builds, develops and supports partnerships with leading institutions and organizations across the world. These partnerships contribute to the internationalization strategy of UBT and partner institutions in many ways.