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Our impact

Our goal is impact. We aim to reach and connect global change makers through capacity building efforts to drive long-term, sustainable transformation in higher education.


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Selected co-design collaborators

University of Guadalajara
Zayed University
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
American University Kyiv
SEMESP
UNN Korea
USAID
Mastercard Foundation

Featured impact story

Multi-University Vision Activation in Vietnam

For more than a decade, ASU has worked in Vietnam to transform and modernize engineering and technical vocational universities. UDI recently engaged in co-design with 7 Vietnamese universities to support the development of institutional charters and contextualized vision activation plans.


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Addressing systems-level challenges with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

The University Design Institute worked with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) as part of a year-long Design Accelerator to address challenges that included student success initiatives, programmatic design and pathways to completion, and organizational design and culture.



Higher Education Alliance for Youth Employment

Presented with the goal of building a comprehensive system for higher education institutions to foster pathways for youth employment, UDI supported the establishment and activation of a unique alliance of 7 universities and 7 Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) centers in Ethiopia.



Digital Transformation Series in Brazil

Remote collaboration has become the new norm during COVID-19 and will continue to be as higher education expands globally. UDI experts engaged with 70+ Brazilian universities on best practices in digital education.