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Corporate Relations

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OU partners with industry to help fuel engagement in areas of mutual interest, inform relevant curriculum and spawn new business opportunities. Corporations rely on OU to produce educated, well-equipped professionals.

The Office of Corporate Relations provides a central point of contact for companies to access students for a talented and diverse workforce, research collaboration opportunities, faculty expertise pertinent to their business, and continuing education for executives.

Corporate Investment Related to Research:

  • Direct funding of research costs through contracts
  • Licensing of university technology
  • Gifts and endowments (including endowed chairs) designated for colleges, schools, departments, or individuals
  • University-industry exchange programs and student internships
  • Industry representation in consortium programs in support of specific research programs


What Corporations Fund:

  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Capstone programs
  • STEM programs
  • Diversity initiatives
  • Endowed faculty chair positions
  • New and updated equipment and facilities
  • Research programs

How Can We Help You?

Contact us to discuss your needs and arrange for a visit with faculty, administration, staff or student organizations at the University of Oklahoma.

Jill Hughes
Interim Vice President of Development
(405) 325-1700