The associate partners listed below are educational institutions outside of the European Union that have joined the CREATES partnership in order to participate in its innovations and activities.

The Gallatin School at New York University allows students to create personalized, interdisciplinary plans of study called ‘concentrations’. Founded as the “University Without Walls” in 1972, Gallatin enrolls about 1500 undergraduates and 180 graduate students. Their educational philosophy centers experiential learning, civic engagement and student-directed study. One of Gallatin’s core learning goals for undergraduates is that students will “learn to approach their own lines of inquiry with creativity and rigor, which transcend traditional disciplinary and professional categories and via the conception and execution of individualized and innovative projects.”

Founded in 1963, Pitzer College is a top-ranked liberal arts and sciences college. The College emphasizes environmental and interdisciplinary studies, the arts, humanities and social, behavioral and natural sciences. Pitzer students shape their own college experience. Focused educational objectives guide undergraduates as they plan their academic careers. Students can work with faculty advisers to create their own special majors. They are encouraged to collaborate with community members on local projects and critically examine the effects of social and environmental policies.


Founded in 1831, Wesleyan University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian school of liberal arts and sciences, offering undergraduate, graduate and PhD degree programs. About 3,000 undergraduates and 240 graduate students study with 400 faculty members at the 316-acre campus in Middletown, Connecticut, overlooking the scenic Connecticut River. Wesleyan describes itself as a community where conversation matters, offering an intellectual home for people who want to translate ideas into action, and open up imaginations.