Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP)
Hennepin County and the University of Minnesota presently work together through a strategic partnership to capture value for both organizations—connecting the two organizations where mutual benefit can be achieved. This includes research around local government policies and practices, community-based research, sharing of academic and practitioner expertise, and working with students who seek to apply their academic learning in a real-world setting.
The Hennepin-University Partnership is a strategic alignment between the state’s primary research university and the state’s largest county—focusing on connecting where it counts.
- Develop knowledge: Conduct joint research on issues of mutual interest
- Share expertise: Both academic and practitioner expertise
- Work with students: Provide students field experiences to enrich their learning experience and build a more capable future work force
- Share knowledge: Share knowledge and best practices around the operation of large institutions
University of Minnesota: The Hennepin-University Partnership is part of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Hennepin County: The Hennepin-University Partnership reports up through County Administration at Hennepin County.
HUP in the News
"If we tap into the
University's base, we can make smart decisions. For the University, we're this
practicum where they can send students for real-life experience."
- Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison
program connecting the county and University is ... a unique
- Tom Scott, CURA Director Emeritus
"County employees feel like
they're getting real value from students ... We're getting high-powered
analysis from inside the county's borders."
- County Administrator Emeritus Richard Johnson