Why collaboration is crucial
The world is facing huge challenges on an unprecedented scale.
Many of these challenges impact on the health of populations around the globe in numerous ways.
Research and educational institutions have a unique role to play in helping tackle these challenges and improving people's health worldwide. However, this can't be done in isolation.
At Manchester, we have partnerships in biology, medicine and health with institutions around the globe. These collaborations enable us to pool our expertise to benefit the lives of populations across the world while aligning with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Our research and teaching staff are involved in basic science, translational and healthcare projects ranging from joint undergraduate programmes to multinational research studies with regional partners.
It is only through international partnership that we have the power to make a real difference to global health.
Our global health aims
Improve health and equality worldwide
Enhance global healthcare education
Exchange expertise and resources
Our partnerships help tackle health and science challenges of global importance.
From research-based collaborations to teaching and learning initiatives, these alliances draw on the unique strengths of all involved to make an impact on global health.
Major regional partnerships
Learn more about our major partnerships and how to begin collaborating with us.
Enhancing international research
Our collaborations help advance our knowledge of a variety of conditions and diseases.
Collaborators can take advantage of Manchester's strengths in areas such as cancer and genomics to better understand the most pressing health issues in their countries, while our own researchers benefit from colleagues' expertise in areas that we have less knowledge of in the UK.
DGEMBE: Building genomic research links with South Africa
Establishing a platform between Manchester and University of Cape Town to better use novel genomic technologies for congenital heart disease.
Building global health networks to tackle rare genetic disorders
The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MANGEN) and Kasturba Medical College (KMC) in India are working together to identify rare genetic diseases and potential treatments.
Combining medical and humanitarian expertise for global health research
Experts in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health are working with the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) on global health.
Exploring the health of global gig workers
Manchester researchers are delving into the health and safety implications of gig working in the UK and China.
Tackling childhood leukaemia in India
How Professor Vaskar Saha has helped improve survival rates for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in India.
Upskilling global students and professionals
Manchester is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world (ARWU 2022).
We're also a top 10 UK university in life sciences/medicine (QS 2022). International students come to us to learn crucial skills for use in their home countries and elsewhere through undergraduate and postgraduate courses, exchanges and summer schools.
Our educational expertise also extends outwards from Manchester. We work with partner institutions to develop joint programmes and other adapted for specific markets, enhancing the quality of healthcare and medical education around the world.
Developing crucial clinical pharmacy skills in China
Collaborating with China Pharmaceutical University to develop clinical pharmacy skills through a dual award programme.
Shaping the future of healthcare in Rwanda
How one Equity and Merit Scholar at Manchester is aiming to improve healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa.
Boosting Egyptian medical education with Manchester expertise
Working with universities in Mansoura and Alexandria to enhance medical training programmes and enable students to work as a doctor internationally.
Opportunities for overseas students.
Our expertise is accessible not just to students registered on one of our degree programmes, but also to overseas students who want to spend a short period getting to know Manchester while benefiting from our world-class teaching.
International Summer Schools
Four-week programmes in biosciences, public health and science communication for undergraduate students from around the world.