The university participates in a number of cooperative arrangements in the state and region to extend resources and take advantage of special facilities.
Associated Western Universities Program
The university is a member of Associated Western Universities, which is a cooperative venture of certain institutions to make use of national laboratories located in the west. Financial support is available from the U.S. Department of Energy for graduate students and faculty to spend periods of time, up to one year, pursuing research projects at a number of these laboratories.
Cooperative Programs with Other Universities
Located only eight miles apart, the University of Idaho and Washington State University, in order to take advantage of unique strengths of each institution, have for some time operated a cooperative graduate and undergraduate course program. Courses available on either campus are identified in departmental listings, and offerings are listed in the Class Schedule. In addition, the two schools cooperate in programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, and food science and technology.
In 2002, the University of Idaho, in cooperation with Lewis Clark State College located in Lewiston, Idaho, began offering cooperative courses in Nez Perce language. Courses available on either campus are identified in departmental listings, and offerings are listed in the Class Schedule .