International Engagement

Global Partnerships

Mehta Scholars Program

Mehta Rice Engineering Scholars Program

In collaboration with the Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation, Rice University has forged a strategic alliance that fosters scholarship and collaboration between the School of Engineering and Indian universities. The Mehta Rice Engineering Scholars Program facilitates an academic exchange initiative for Indian students and promotes research collaborations among students and faculty members. As part of the scholarship program, Indian students have the opportunity to study at Rice for three to six months in the areas of advanced materials, quantum science, energy and sustainability, data sciences/AI, and biological sciences. Learn More


Rice-India Institute of Technology Kanpur Collaborative Center

In 2020, Rice University and the India Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) partnered to establish the Rice-IITK Center on the Kanpur campus. This innovative center provides a thriving research environment dedicated to the creation of sustainable, long-term solutions that address the ever-increasing global energy demand. It facilitates greater levels of collaboration, encourages the exchange of knowledge, and welcomes diverse perspectives among faculty and students from both institutions and beyond. Learn More

Edinburgh Strategic Collaboration

Rice-University of Edinburgh Strategic Collaboration

The University of Edinburgh and Rice University have established a strategic partnership to cultivate collaborations in research and education. The Rice-Edinburgh Strategic Collaboration Awards (SCA) support joint initiatives that strengthen the two universities’ strategic priorities as well as develop interdisciplinary research that has academic and societal impact. Learn More

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Focused on engineering design, the Brasil@Rice student-exchange program was established by Rice University and Brazil’s Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) thanks to a grant awarded by the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. The program enables students from both Rice and PUCRS to collaborate on real-world challenges proposed by industry and community partners and work in an international engineering environment. In 2022, Brasil@Rice celebrated 10 years of building connections between Rice and Brazilian students, scholars and educational institutions, as well as advancing partnerships among government and private sector entities in each country. Learn More


Mehta Rice Engineering Speaker Series

Mark your calendars for our Mehta Rice Engineering Speaker Series, a virtual event showcasing esteemed voices in research and engineering education. Over the course of the academic year, Rice faculty will share their expertise across disciplines with engineering faculty and students in India. These sessions offer a unique opportunity for the Indian engineering community to engage and be inspired in our collective search for solutions that tackle the most critical challenges of our time.

Upcoming Event:
"We can use carbon to decarbonize – and get hydrogen for free"
Date: January 22, 2024 9:30 pm IST (India); 10:00 am CST (US)
Speaker: Matteo Pasquali, A.J. Hartsook Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science and Nanoengineering; Director, Carbon Hub
Register to attend

Past Speakers
October 26, 2023:
Lane Martin, Welch Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and Physics and Astronomy; Director, Rice Advanced Materials Institute
Topic: Ferroic Complex Oxides for Next-Generation Applications and Devices

August, 29, 2023:
Anshumali Shrivastava, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Associate Professor, Statistics
Topic: Revisiting the Economics of Large Language Models with Neural Scaling Laws and Dynam

Study Abroad

From the Americas and Europe to Asia and all corners of the world, participating in study abroad programs equips Rice engineers with the necessary skills to thrive in the global marketplace. By immersing themselves in international experiences, our engineering students gain valuable perspectives that foster their growth as entrepreneurs and leaders. They learn to innovate technology, manage diverse teams across cultural boundaries, and effectively address global challenges and demands through the implementation of impactful solutions. Learn more