Partnership Benefits

Partnership with the University of Notre Dame provides corporations with the opportunity to strengthen ties with one of America’s leading undergraduate teaching institutions and connect to innovative, interdisciplinary research.  Whether your interests are hiring our students, licensing intellectual property, or partnering on national and global development opportunities, let us connect you to our campus partners that will help make your company better.

Talent

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Through a curriculum of action-based, interdisciplinary learning, the University of Notre Dame prepares its students to be tomorrow's most innovative business leaders. Recruiters remark that Notre Dame students have tremendous leadership potential, are ethical decision-makers and problem solvers, adjust well to organizational culture, and are highly collaborative and loyal.

Global Development

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The University of Notre Dame has been in the business of doing good around the world for over 175 years. Our friends in the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) are the true manifestation of that mission. The initiative promotes human development and dignity among people worldwide through applied innovations, impact evaluation, education, and training that help build just and equitable societies. It is an integral part of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs. From education to global health to the environment and sustainability, NDIGD can help your company fulfill its goals of doing good around the globe.

Research

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Notre Dame's renewed emphasis on research is evidenced by consecutive record highs for federal funding for projects at the University. Corporate Relations helps our business partners tap into this burgeoning enterprise at the University. The University offers endless opportunities for business-friendly, mutually beneficial relationships. The University of Notre Dame is committed to ensuring that its supporters achieve a significant return on their investment. The corporate relations team looks forward to working with you to customize your partnership with Notre Dame.

Intellectual Property

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With research comes discovery, and with discovery comes market opportunities. Unlike in more traditional technology transfer models, Notre Dame does not license its technologies soon after disclosure. Rather, all of our technologies go through an intense value-adding process that de-risks, develops and validates its technologies. Those technologies that successfully emerge from this program are much further along the commercialization process than they were when initially disclosed. Only when a technology is truly ready for the market and the market has validated that it needs that technology do we begin looking for a licensing partner. Let our Office of Corporate Relations introduce you to the exciting market opportunities discovered here at Notre Dame.

Philanthropy

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There are many reasons for a business to consider a charitable donation to the University. Just to name a few, entertaining clients or employees at sporting events is a great business development opportunity, and those companies who meet a certain yearly philanthropic threshold earn special contributor status when it comes to the football ticket lottery. Secondly, supporting financial-aid for both undergrads and graduate students is also a great reason to consider a charitable donation to the University.  Lastly, unrestricted support allows President John I. Jenkins the opportunity to fund emerging needs within the University but also provides access to certain events and University leadership.