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.


  • Dow Materials Institute at UCSB
    Dow Materials Institute at University of California, Santa Barbara

    Founded in 2011, the Dow USCB Materials Research Institute brings together researchers from across USCB’s Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering departments to work on fundamental challenges that are of interest to industry and academia. 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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    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.

  • Partner of the CalTech Resnick Institute
    Partner of the CalTech Resnick Institute

    The Resnick Sustainability Institute is CalTech’s studio for sustainability science. As a corporate partner, Dow is committed to accelerating the pace of discovery and facilitating the rapid transition of clean technology from lab to marketplace. 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.

  • The Dow Innovation Center at UIUC Research Park
    The Dow Innovation Center at UIUC Research Park

    The Dow Innovation Center at Research Park provides information technology and information management-based solutions to drive value and accelerate discovery in the R&D organizations throughout Dow. Learn more.

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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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    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.

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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.

California Institute of Technology

Carnegie Mellon


CPE Lyon


Georgia Institute of Technology


Imperial College London

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Michigan State University

Northwestern University


The Ohio State University

Penn State University

Purdue University

RWTH Aachen


Texas A&M

TU Delft

TU Eindhoven

TU Munchen

Università Bologna

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Cambridge

University of Delaware

University of Illinois

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Pennsylvania

University of Texas

University of Wisconsin-Madison

UPC Barcelona Tech

Virginia Tech