UIST has established partnerships with some industry leading IT companies and agencies, both national and international. Besides these collaborations with IT entities, the Univeristy collaborates with other institutions from the social sphere and other interdisciplinary areas where information science can find its applications. Through these collaborations, UIST becomes a leader in the efforts to merge the business sector with the academia, and to bring companies closer to students since their earliest times at UIST. This opens the doors to excellent opportunities for student internships, project work, and potential employment within these companies and beyond.