Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP)
PURPOSE: In 2005, Hennepin County and the University of Minnesota launched a broad initiative to capture value for both organizations through a more strategic collaboration—connecting the two organizations where mutual benefit can be found. This includes collaboration on community-based research, sharing of academic and practitioner expertise, and providing students with valuable real-world experience.
VISION STATEMENT: The Hennepin-University Partnership is a strategic alignment between the state’s primary research university and the state’s largest county—focusing on connecting where it counts.
- Develop knowledge: Conduct joint research on issues of mutual interest
- Share Expertise: Both academic and practitioner expertise
- Provide Students field experiences to enrich their learning experience and build a more capable future work force
- Share knowledge and best practices around the operation of large institutions
MORE INFORMATION: http://www1.umn.edu/hup/index.html