Nine faculty members from Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU) visited Lehigh for two weeks this semester to begin to establish ties between the two institutions. The delegation was attracted to Lehigh because of its “world-level excellence in research and education in the area of polymers. During their stay, KNRTU’s faculty members attended lectures by 16 Lehigh professors who conduct polymer-related research. They concluded by forming a partnership with Lehigh that envisions future student and faculty exchanges and academic and research collaborations. The visit was sponsored by Lehigh’s Emulsion Polymers Institute, Center for Polymer Science and Engineering, and Office of International Affairs.