Collaborating with the best and brightest to deliver tomorrow’s innovations.


For decades Dow has collaborated with many of the most respected universities in the world. Our contributions include partnering on and funding research programs, developing curriculum in sustainable chemistry, sharing technical expertise, offering specialized internships and granting endowments.


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    University Partnership Initiative Program

    Dow’s University Partnership Initiative was established in 2011 and provides an investment of $250 million to 11 universities over 10 years. The investments support faculty, students and infrastructure, enabling a critical mass of resources to address some of the world’s leading challenges. Learn more.

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    Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA)

    Dow’s SISCA program recognizes the energy, commitment and enthusiasm of students and professors in pursuit of sustainability innovations. Established in 2009, SISCA now engages students in 18 universities worldwide. Learn more.

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    MBA Sustainability Leadership Internship Program

    The MBA Sustainability Leadership Internship Program creates a real-world experience for exceptional MBA students. Participants bring new ideas and insights to the needs of a changing global marketplace while integrating sustainability directly into a Dow business. Learn more.

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    U of M Dow Sustainability Fellows

    The University of Michigan Dow Sustainability Fellows programs supports full-time graduate, doctoral and postdoctoral scholars at the University of Michigan committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales. Learn more.

  • Lab Safety Academy

    At Dow, our safety culture is part of everything we do and every decision we make. Our goal with the Dow Lab Safety Academy is to enhance awareness of safety practices in academic research laboratories and to promote a safety mindset in the future workforce of the chemical community. Learn more.

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Dow has partnerships and collaborations with universities around the world to advance scientific research and develop the world's next generation of scientists and leaders.

  • MIT

  • The Ohio State University

  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University

  • RWTH Aachen

  • Stanford

  • Texas A&M

  • TU Delft

  • TU Eindhoven

  • TU Munchen

  • Università Bologna