Propelling Research: Academic Partnerships at RTI

Developing and furthering joint research through collaboration


Through our partnerships with academic institutions—including joint research consortia, programs, and R&D partnerships—we funnel energy into discovery, collaboration, and innovation. Together, we pursue a shared commitment to advancing the state of science and scholarship.

Through these relationships, we are able to leverage resources and deliver project results across our many practice areas. Our extensive network of research partners empowers us to lead and support work on behalf of public- and private-sector clients, translating research and innovation to practical application.

We are an active member of several research consortia, jointly operated institutes, and other collaborative endeavors, including

We maintain close and diverse collaborations with our historic universities—North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and Duke University—as well as North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and the University of North Carolina System.

Beyond the Triangle and the State of North Carolina, we partner with premier institutions across the United States and around the world. We collaborate on international development projects with universities in China and Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.