UConn Foundation Supporting
Governor Malloy's Participation in
World Economic Forum

January 19, 2012

The University of Connecticut Foundation is supporting Governor Malloy’s participation at the World Economic Forum in Davos in his official capacity as governor and ex-officio Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut.

The funding will be provided from unrestricted contributions made to the Foundation for the general support of the university, without the use of any tuition dollars or support otherwise designated for specific programs at the University.

The Foundation’s mission is to support the University’s pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and public service and we believe the governor’s engagement with the international community at this event will be helpful in raising UConn’s international profile and its research endeavors. His participation will provide him with an opportunity to connect with leading global economic figures from academic, business and non-governmental organizations to discuss the University and state’s collaborations in bioscience, research, technology commercialization and business incubation.

recent-2012-01-bioscience.jpgIt is clear that one of the major reasons the governor was invited to attend are the visionary steps he has taken to promote bioscience research, technology commercialization and business incubation through Bioscience Connecticut and the Jackson Labs partnership at the UConn Health Center. The fact that he and the legislature put forward this bold vision—in addition to the Storrs Technology Park—in the midst of a still-sluggish recovery is highly indicative of a collective determination to reshape and revitalize our economy and create jobs in Connecticut.

The UConn Foundation shares the vision that collaboration between state government, the University of Connecticut and private industry will dramatically enhance our economy while providing major contributions to the field of bioscience research.

This fits perfectly with UConn's international academic goals as well as UConn's vision for economic development.

For more information, please contact Art Sorrentino, director of communications, 860-486-6926 or asorrentino@foundation.uconn.edu.


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