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Global partnerships

With partnerships spanning over 35 countries, global collaborations are at the heart of what we do.

If you are interested in finding out more about our global activities or forming a partnership with us, please contact the Global Partnerships team.

Main Buildings, Xiamen University

Xiamen University

We partner with Xiamen University on research into catalysis and sustainable cities as well as running joint academic programmes and PhD scholarships.

Ariel photograph of Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

Our strategic partnership with one of Brazil’s leading universities helps to create research and educational opportunities for staff and students.

Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University

Our strategic partnership agreement with Beijing Normal University, China, signed on 28 November 2019, strengthens our long-standing relationship and extensive collaboration within fields of mutual interest.

University of Waikato

University of Waikato - Te Whare Wãnanga o Waikato

Cardiff University and the University of Waikato - Te Whare Wãnanga o Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand have entered into an International Strategic Partnership.

University of Bremen - Glashalle building

University of Bremen

Our partnership with the University of Bremen will enhance our joint research endeavours and provide opportunities to our staff and students to develop new collaborations.

University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming

On 25 April 2023, Cardiff University signed a new Strategic Partnership Agreement with the University of Wyoming.

University of Illinois System

University of Illinois System

On June 23 2023, Cardiff University signed a new Strategic Partnership Agreement with the University of Illinois System (UI).

Dalian University of Technology

Dalian University of Technology

Our priority partnership with Dalian University of Technology supports joint academic programmes and student and staff exchanges.

View of the University of Namibia Information and Learning Resource Centre

University of Namibia

The University of Namibia is the first Global Civic Mission partner of Cardiff University, built on a long standing collaboration and partnership. The agreement signifies our commitment to a mutually beneficial relationship between our institutions and nations.

Danau Girang Field Centre

We are a collaborative research and training facility managed by Sabah Wildlife Department and Cardiff University.


Cardiff Confucius Institute

We provide high quality Chinese language teaching and strengthen links between Cardiff University and Xiamen University to the benefit of both communities, and more broadly, both peoples.

New Zealand

Exchange partners

We work with partner organisations all over the world, ranging from specialist, departmental partnerships to university-wide partners.

International Partnerships Team