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Collaborations and Partnerships

UW Oshkosh’s impact on the region extends far beyond its brick- and-mortar boundaries. The institution’s economic contribution to the state totals more than $500 million annually. As an incubator of creativity, knowledge and innovation, the University extends faculty expertise through collaborations with schools, businesses and communities regionally as well as nationally and globally.


Building on UW Oshkosh’s legacy of educating first-rate teachers, the University forges many key educational partnerships. From housing the state’s largest Head Start program to collaborating with NEW ERA (Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) — the leading national association for quality, vitality and undergraduate liberals — these partnerships positively impact students of all educational levels.


The University extends its expertise to the region’s business and industry sectors through the Business Success Center and involvement with the New North consortium, the Wisconsin Family Business Forum and other key initiatives, contributing to workforce development, economic growth and the overall quality of life in northeastern Wisconsin.


As an economic engine and cultural anchor in northeastern Wisconsin, UW Oshkosh helps the region thrive through collaborations that range from providing critical healthcare services through the Living Healthy Community Clinic to events that build bridges between the campus and the community, such as Fall Fest on the Fox and the regional performing arts initiative, Shakespeare on the Fox.