The PUPR has a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Missouri-Columbia (for ten years) - Through this agreement PUPR has five faculty members in Missouri who they will return to PUPR in the next year and a half. There are also five students from PUPR doing graduate studies at University of Missouri-Columbia it is hoped that on conclusion of their PhD they will return to PUPR as faculty members.
Our MOU with the University of Missouri-Columbia is such that we expect that fifty (50) PUPR Faculty members with MS will get their PhD during the ten years of duration of this MOU.
MOU with Virginia Polytechnic University (Virginia Tech) - One faculty member has already completed his PhD studies. Additionally, Virginia Tech has sent to PUPR several members that work at PUPR as faculty, and in collaboration with PUPR Faculty in research activities.
Additionally, there are several faculty members in other Universities finishing their PhD’s like University of Michigan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and University of Pennsylvania.
The Scientific Research and Development Department of PUPR has been in charge of establishing external with other universities as well as collaborations with National Laboratories.
- Argonne National Lab – an MOU was signed to promote research and technology transfer mainly in the environmental area.
During Summer 2000-2001 four faculty members from PUPR participated in Scientific Research in different National Labs: NASA – John Stennis in Mississippi, NRL Washington DC, NASA Langley Space Center in Virginia and White Sands, New Mexico. Additionally about 25 students participated mainly in NASA Goddard, Oak Ridge National Lab, North Pacific Lab and other laboratories of the Department of Energy, Defense and NASA.