Academic center for P3 launched

A new center focused on supporting P3 professionals across the globe has been unveiled in the UK.

The Joint Centre for Public-Private Partnerships has been established through a tie-up between the PPP Initiative (PPPI) and the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London (UCL).

“Focusing on global infrastructure, the Joint Centre is dedicated to preparing a new generation of professionals to address the most pressing policy challenges of our time using public-private partnerships,” it said.

The organization will combine PPPI’s body of research and educational experience with the Bartlett’s ability to marshal resources and institutionalize complex curricula.

PPPI president Alan M. Trager, will serve as chair of the center’s advisory board, while infrastructure investment and finance deputy programme director, Dr Carter B. Casady, will serve as its academic director.

With an initial focus on the healthcare sector, the new unit will “address the policy, development, investment, and management considerations associated with delivering effective and sustainable public-private partnerships”.