SDG goal 17 - Partnerships for the goals

Nottingham was the first British university to establish a campus in Malaysia and the first foreign university to open a campus in China. We are founding member of the global network Universitas 21 and our international mindset extends to building closer ties with institutions across Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America.

Our local and regional partnerships include Universities for Nottingham and membership of Midlands Innovation, a collaboration between the eight research-intensive universities in the Midlands driving sustainable change, and with Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, to advance excellence in healthcare.




institutions around the world collaborate with Nottingham

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students worldwide nurtured by Universitas 21


regional businesses supported by postgraduates in 2022




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Working with communities to channel innovation

The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University are inviting people from the local community to tell them about challenges they are facing – so our research can be conducted to help find solutions to their issues.

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Learning and students

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Doctoral training programmes

The University of Nottingham has one of the country’s strongest portfolios of doctoral training centres and partnerships, offering PhD students opportunities to engage with industry and collaborate with leading institutions to address societal challenges.

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Engagement and impact

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Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance

The University of Nottingham’s strategic global partnership with the University of Adelaide has deepened our commitment to work together to address the challenges in Global Food Systems, Intelligent Health and Sustainable Futures.

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Policy and operations

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Vice-Chancellor is chair of Universitas 21

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West is chair of Universitas 21, a global network that brings together 28 world-leading, research-intensive universities who share a common belief in the value of collaboration and internationalisation.

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