TSU and Rice University announce partnership to create more opportunities for students, promote research

HOUSTON – Texas Southern University and Rice University held a signing ceremony on Tuesday to announce a new partnership to help students grow and expand the institutions’ research programs.

“Moving forward, Rice, one of the nation’s top-ranked universities by U.S. News & World Report, and TSU, a premier historically Black university that serves more than 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, will work toward strengthening these research and teaching relationships as well as creating new ones and fresh contingencies to partner,” TSU officials said.

University officials were excited about the partnership. They were inspired after they heard other universities were partnering together to build new programs.

“We are positive that innovation will occur,” said TSU President Lesia L. Crumpton-Young.

The institutions’ leaders had a great first conversation and TSU knew this would be a good collaboration.

“Today marks the beginning of a partnership that will be second to none in this nation,” Crumpton-Young said.

The universities could possibly work together with their law school students, pharmacy school, college of education and study abroad programs. They will also have joint faculty initiatives.

The two universities have previously worked together for several decades, but this is a more formal agreement.

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