UH, TSU sign agreement to start working together

January 26, 2010 10:24:23 AM PST
Two Houston universities nearly next door to each other have agreed to start working together. The University of Houston and Texas Southern University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the relationship between the schools to provide opportunities for cooperative research and education, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

"This MOU will serve as a means to create pilot or seed programs between the two institutions designed to attract research grants," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research Sunny Ohia. "Federal agencies are looking for greater collaboration among institutions and disciplines to address the major research issues. This partnership will facilitate a new level of collaboration between our institutions."

"UH and TSU look forward to strengthening our existing partnership and looking for more collaborative opportunities," Don Birx, vice president for research at the University of Houston, agrees. "With its HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) distinction, TSU can pursue research funding from special programs that might be strengthened by UH's expertise, so we look forward to finding new ways to work together."

You can read more about how the universities plan to work together here.