Goldman School of Public Policy builds partnerships with a number of international institutions to create spaces and opportunities for scholars, governments and other officials to promote cross-cultural exchange and foster interdisciplinary collaboration. Our partners include:
- University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
- Tuaropaki Trust, New Zealand
- Jiangsu Province, China
- Development Academy of the Philippines, Philippines
In February 2015, UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy, School of Social Welfare and the Tuaropaki Trust hosted their Memorandum of Agreement Signing Ceremony in Taupo, New Zealand. The MOU has resulted in a strong academic relationship, enabling the Trust to expand their scholarship and education initiatives for New Zealand students to study public policy and social welfare at UC Berkeley.
Photo Above: Dean Jeff Edleson of the School of Social Welfare, Chairman Tumunako Wereta of the Tuaropaki Trust, and Dean Henry Brady of the Goldman School of Public Policy sign the joint MOU.
In 2014, the Goldman School signed an MOU with Jiangsu Province to train CEO's of state-owned enterprises in leadership, management and innovation. Our partnership with Jiangsu points to the growing collaboration and exchange between public leaders and public intellectuals in pursuit of new ideas, management strategies and cross-cultural understanding. This MOU followed the 2013 establishment of the sister-state relationship between the State of California and Jiangsu Province signed by Governon Edmund Brown Jr. and Mr. Luo Zhijun, Party Secretary of Jiangsu Province.
Photo Above: The governor of Jiangsu province, Mr. Li Xueyong visited GSPP to greet members of the school and demonstrate his support for the partnership. On the same day, Governor Li also met with UC Berkeley’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UC Berkeley and Jiangsu’s Department of Education.
In December 2016, the Goldman School signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), a government-owned and controlled corporation under the Office of the President of the Philippines. The MOU established a framework for collaboration in research, education and training programs between students and faculty of both institutions.
Photo Above: Dean Henry Brady of the Goldman School with the DAP delegation, including President Antonio D. Kalaw, Jr. (center right).