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International partnerships

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

Leuven University campus

Our partnership with KU Leuven

Our Cooperation Agreement with Belgium's largest university boosts research collaborations and opportunities for students and staff to spend time abroad.

Main Buildings, Xiamen University

Our partnership with 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

Our partnership with Unicamp

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

University of Bremen - Glashalle building

Our partnership with the 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.

Beijing Normal University (Main building)

Beijing Normal University

Our Joint College offers the first Chinese Studies undergraduate degree in the UK to a mix of Chinese and British students.

View of the University of Namibia Information and Learning Resource Centre

Our partnership with the University of Namibia

Together we're working on The Phoenix Project to reduce poverty and promote healthier societies in Africa.

Protecting the endangered Orang-Utan

Danau Girang

Danau Girang is our collaborative research and training facility in Borneo, run with Sabah Wildlife Department.


The Confucius Institute

Based in the School of Modern Languages, the Cardiff Confucius Institute promotes Chinese language and culture in Wales.

Exterior of the Hadyn Ellis Building 3

Academia Europaea

We host Academia Europaea's Cardiff Knowledge Hub, supporting research excellence across all fields of scholarship.

If you are interested in finding out more about our international activities, or forming a partnership with us, please contact the International Office.

International Office