The University of Arizona

Global Research

Global Projects

Advancing research & capacity development through sustainable global partnership programs

Connecting UA researchers to new international opportunities, Global Projects works alongside colleges to scale sustainable global programs. Strategically designed capacity development efforts advance excellence in international research and fulfill varied knowledge transfer infrastructure needs throughout the world.

Defense Offsets/Industrial Cooperation

University of Arizona research faculty develop and execute mutually beneficial knowledge/technology transfer-based capacity development projects alongside foreign governments and industry partners. Defense Offsets funds UA research and supports in-country development needs. 

Examples of diverse, interdisciplinary UA offset concepts include:

  • Laboratory infrastructure development and staffing
  • Water, hydrology, and flood management, assessment and prediction systems
  • Clean energy systems
  • Precision medicine clinical care
  • Cyber infrastructure and security
  • Optical sciences technology applications
  • Space asset protection

Capacity Development

By connecting UA faculty research directly to foreign government and/or international industry needs, we expand the university's competitive presence within the international research environment. We strategically manage UA research capabilities and approaches within international governments’ economic development priorities - addressing operational intricacies within a complex “research-product”-driven arena.   

International Partnerships

Working alongside researchers to build and scale strategic academic, industry-based research programs, we oversee UA Research Innovation & Impact's international priorities. The team is committed to advancing comprehensive international research and sustainable international academic programs via multi-government-industry partnerships - including foundations, defense contractor offset obligations, national funding agencies, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).   

Key Contacts:

Eric Bergthold, Executive Director, Office of Global Projects

John Magistro, Senior Manager, Business Development

Todd Shallcross, Associate, International Program Development
520. 626.2235