Skoltech CREIs embody the increasingly important collaborative and multi-university research partnerships required for multidisciplinary advanced research. CEE CREI has two internationally known universities, MSU and MIT, as CREI Partners. This partnership program brings Skoltech faculty and researchers into collaboration with researchers from both international and Russian institutions. The faculty, post-docs, students, and other researchers participating in CREI and CREI partnership primarily conduct their research at their home institutions and in existing facilities at their home institutions, but work collaboratively at the project and center levels to achieve the thematic and intellectual joint research goals. Each CREI Partner will also work on Capacity Building for CREI, mainly when CREI launches and grows.
Recently, CEE CREI established two joint labs: with ICP RAS and with D.I. Mendeleev University.