The University of Nottingham is committed to developing partnerships on a global scale. Through the development of teaching, research and exchange partnerships, the University is well placed to deliver exciting exchange opportunities, world-class education and internationally important research.
The partnerships development team works to build and foster these relationships with leading institutions and organisations, whilst supporting collaborations between individual academics.
The University of Nottingham encourages the development of international teaching partnerships with high quality institutions around the world. Working with 350 institutions worldwide, Nottingham has more than 35 active teaching partnerships, providing students with interesting, innovative and international study opportunities. We welcome initiatives that might include joint or double masters courses, undergraduate courses (twinning arrangements), or articulation and progression agreements.
Research collaborations are an important part of Nottingham's partnership development agenda. We work with other centres of research excellence on issues of global importance, and are committed to maintaining our exacting international standards. The University has partnerships with industry, health care providers, and other universities, enabling us to carry out research projects on an international scale and transfer our knowledge around the world.
Collaborating with other universities allows us to conduct research into areas such as the digital economy, energy, physics, primary care research, regenerative medicine, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The University is also involved in joint research ventures, and Nottingham is host to the Innovation Park, Science City and BioCity. To find out more visit the research collaborations and partnerships webpage.
Student Mobility Partnerships
University networks are an important part of the international reach of our university. The University of Nottingham is committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for students across all schools and departments. Through innovative programmes with internationally prestigious partners, the University is striving to increase take-up of study abroad opportunities to 25% of the UK undergraduate student population.
As a founding member of the Universitas 21 network, Nottingham is able to offer fantastic worldwide mobility opportunities to students, as well as facilitating research and teaching collaborations among the network's institutions. Visit the International Office Universitas21 page, or find out about study abroad opportunities within the U21 network. The Erasmus Exchange Programme also enables students to study or work in Europe for part of their degree. Find out more from the International Office Erasmus page.
For more information about other networks that the university is a member of, download a list of International Bodies: the University of Nottingham’s Memberships and Subscriptions (PDF).
The University recognises the great benefits of establishing partnerships, for both Nottingham and the partner university. These benefits include:
Creating new and innovative, internationally-focused courses
The opportunity to develop and strengthen research partnerships between collaborating academics
The creation of student mobility opportunities
Raising the profile and brand of both universities
Capacity building in the developing world
The possibility of leveraging new funding streams, such as Erasmus Mundus
Find out more about partnership development from the International Office website.
The Partnership Team in the International Office is dedicated to developing partnerships. Anyone interested in establishing links with The University of Nottingham should contact Helen Foster.
t: +44 (0) 115 846 6102
f: +44 (0) 115 951 5155
Organisations who sponsor overseas students at The University of Nottingham can find more information on the International Office Sponsors page.