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Global Presence

The Center for Automotive Research has established a powerful, collaborative network with over 20 academic and research institutions around the world. CAR’s relationships have resulted in over 100 visiting scholar exchanges between students, faculty and research staff worldwide. Although it is impossible to outline each and every program in detail, CAR has maintained various long-lasting relationships of international engagement.

In ongoing international exchange programs with the University of Stuttgart (Germany) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) CAR provides students with an unmatched experiential learning opportunity, preparing them to assume roles as leaders in the automotive industry at large. With the knowledge gained during their stay at the center, these students leave with insight that ultimately impacts technological development on a global scale.

Additional relationships have been formed in Italy with Politecnico di Milano, where CAR Director Giorgio Rizzoni has held a visiting position, and Universita Salerno, for which CAR has provided a home to 15 students for the past 10 years. Other new relationships have recently been developed with graduate programs or centers within Politecnico di Torino (Italy), University of Pisa (Italy), Kookmin University (Korea), Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (Pakistan), and Kala Shah Kaku Campus/University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Punjab (Pakistan).

In accordance with agreements established by the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center, CAR also partakes in a collaborative partnership with Chinese researchers on clean vehicle technological developments. Additionally, as Columbus has a sister city in the Chinese city of Hefei, CAR has built a relationship with the Hefei University of Technology. Through exchange student programs, visiting scholar accommodation and collaborative research projects, the two institutions facilitate automotive development on an international basis.

In addition, through the College of Engineering’s partnership with The Ohio State University’s Global Gateways program, CAR continues to play an integral role in the college’s international endeavors in China, India and Brazil.