We advance Towson University’s role as an economic engine.
One of six administrative divisions at TU, the Division of Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research is the business and public engagement team of Towson University. We open the doors of the university to find creative solutions to pressing problems, further community collaboration and development, increase learning opportunities, and generate economic development, in Maryland and across the region.
Leveraging the combined expertise of a 70+ person team, we strengthen Maryland's communities and address opportunities and challenges; create engagement and enrichment opportunities for individuals and organizations; and solve real problems facing our region alongside the business, nonprofit, and government sectors.
Under the leadership of President Kim Schatzel and Vice President Daraius Irani, the Division is positioned to lead the way by doing what we do, and have always done, exceptionally well—putting the knowledge and resources of Towson University to work for the communities it serves.
We discover, research, and build new skills to advance solutions and remain competitive.
We reach across networks and organizations to achieve maximum results.
We are efficient, tenacious experts who get stuff done.
We are purposeful, hardworking professionals who energize, engage, and inspire others.
Through partnerships, TU is making positive impacts and transforming lives throughout Greater Baltimore.BTU—Partnerships at Work
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TU offers adults 50+ academic, social, and cultural enrichment opportunities.Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative offerings to organizations and individuals to address growing leadership challenges.Start Your Leadership Journey
Erin Moran will guide the launch of key programming and offerings for TU's new Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute.
State-of-the-art facility to connect workforce development, entrepreneurship programs with community.
Through two strategic development projects in uptown Towson, TU continues to build on its role as an anchor institution and economic-driver.
TU Continuing & Professional Studies makes it easy to advance your career. Choose from a full schedule of live, instructor-led online courses or self-paced online courses. Don't put your education and career goals on hold.
Join the fellows of the StarTUp Accelerator as they pitch their ventures to campus, community, and business leaders at the annual StarTUp Accelerator Showcase. Enjoy networking and learning more about the StarTUp at the Armory.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast, 9 a.m. Forum
RESI Chief Economist Dr. Daraius Irani will provide the annual economic forecast for our state, with a focus on COVID-19 economic recovery and capital investments being made in Towson.