The McDonnell Academy leverages the power of its global partnership network to advance collaborative research across disciplines and countries.

We believe that partnerships are key to addressing the world’s most pressing challenges that cannot be solved by any single institution or country alone. Our faculty are engaged in collaborative research in areas such as public health, social development, climate change, energy and environment.

Through its International Symposia, workshops and seed grants, the Academy serves as a convener, incubator and catalyst of substantive research activities among partner institutions. Our faculty Ambassadors play an important role in establishing connections, cultivating new initiatives and sustaining collaborations.

Research Highlights