Arizona State University (ASU) is a top-ranked public metropolitan research university, with five academic campuses and four innovation campuses across greater Phoenix and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona. ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. For three years in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked ASU as the #1 Most Innovative School in America.
For more information, visit www.asu.edu.
Auburn University, chartered in 1856, is a public landgrant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution with an enrollment of 29,000 students and a three-part mission of teaching, research, and outreach. Recognized in the Carnegie Classification as a “Higher Research Activity” doctoral university, AU has a $5.4 billion annual impact on the state economy and features a growing research park established in 2008. Strategic areas of research emphasis include health sciences, advanced manufacturing, and cybersecurity.
For more information, visit www.auburn.edu.
NAI is honored to welcome The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as its first Sustaining International Member Affiliate. The university, which overlooks Tolo Harbour, is the largest educational institution in Hong Kong, averaging twenty-thousand students each year. The university is honored to be ranked #53 in the world.
With a strong focus on innovation, CUHK’s top areas of research are Interdisciplinary and Translational Biomedical, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics & Automation. “As a member of the NAI community, we look forward to increasing recognition of the economic impact generated from academic discovery at CUHK,” says Daniel HS Lee AVPO and Chief Innovation and Enterprise Officer at the university. “It also offers our researchers a direct communication channel with others in their specialized areas of concentration. This access to the NAI network is invaluable for collaborating.”
For more information, visit www.cuhk.edu.hk
Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the world’s foremost research universities and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. NYU has degree-granting university campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai; has eleven other global academic sites, including London, Paris, Florence, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, and Accra; and both sends more students to study abroad and educates more international students than any other U.S. college or university. Though its numerous schools and colleges, NYU is a leader in conducting research and providing education in the arts and sciences, engineering, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, social work, and professional studies, among other areas.
For more information, visit www.nyu.edu.
NC State University is a research powerhouse and a powerful economic engine for North Carolina. The Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) plays a crucial role in this by protecting and promoting University research discoveries and intellectual property, working with and guiding industry partners, and promoting the acceleration of startups. We’re driving economic growth by facilitating the commercialization of research discoveries.
For more information, visit www.ncsu.edu.
Founded in 2006, PMU is a fast growing private institution of higher learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This university, with its highly innovative student-centered approach to impart education, offers a chance to students to explore genuine paths to learn and innovate when being groomed for their future roles as hardcore professionals. PMU intends on building its potential and entrepreneurial spirit through its colleges, to be a leader in conducting research and providing education in the engineering, computer science, business, law and other areas.
For more information, visit www.pmu.edu.sa.
Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock, Texas. Created by legislative action in 1923 as Texas Technological College, the name was changed to Texas Tech University in 1969. Campus physical facilities include a total of 7,449,218 square feet in 188 buildings. The university is composed of more than 26,400 undergraduate, 5,200 graduate and 700 law students. Annually, total research expenditures exceed $125 million. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Texas Tech University as a RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity).
For more information, visit http://www.ttu.edu.
The University of Central Florida (UCF) and its 13 colleges provide opportunities to 66,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is the nation’s second-largest university with 210 degree programs to choose from. UCF is ranked as one of the “Most Innovative” universities by U.S. News & World Report, a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.
For more information, visit www.ucf.edu.
The University of Florida’s mission is to prepare our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. Recognized as among the top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report, UF is one of the nation’s largest public universities, and is the only member of the Association of American Universities in Florida. UF scientists and scholars conduct about $800 million in research annually and UF consistently ranks among the top universities at transferring its discoveries to the marketplace. Teaching, research and scholarship, and service span all of UF’s academic disciplines and represent its commitment to be a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.
For more information, visit www.uf.edu.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a top-tier national research university and a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Like the university’s founders in 1869, students and faculty at Nebraska look challenges and opportunities in the eye, using fresh thinking and creativity to forge new paths. The expansive geography of the state fosters a closeness and collaboration that makes way for solutions applied nearby and around the world, including innovative public-private partnerships and through Nebraska Innovation Campus, the university’s rapidly growing research campus. Nebraska is the state’s flagship and land grant university and continues to grow in size and prominence. Nebraska has nearly 26,000 students and more than 180 undergraduate and 120 graduate degree programs, and is ranked as a best-value university by Fiske Guide to Colleges, Kiplinger’s and others.
For more information, visit www.unl.edu.
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is ranked in the Top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the Florida Legislature designated USF as “Emerging Preeminent,” placing USF in an elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.
For more information, visit www.usf.edu.