The Texas Strategic Partnership
One of the University’s strongest international partnerships is be found in Texas. The Swansea-Texas relationship stems from the Texas-UK Collaborative, a UK-wide initiative established in 2002 to stimulate the exchange of ideas and research in biomedicine, nanotechnology and informatics in order to find cures to some of the 21st century's most pressing health challenges such as cancer and heart disease.
The Collaborative involved ten universities and medical colleges in Texas and Swansea was one of eight UK universities invited to join, becoming part of the Collaborative in 2006. Having established a number of successful relationships by the time the UK-Texas collaborative ended, Swansea continued to invest in, and build upon them to develop a multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary strategic partnership.