Increase your global influence
Partnerships enable us to have a greater impact on global challenges
The Faculty works with a small number of handpicked institutions to collaborate and achieve shared goals. We aim to make the most of each partner’s unique strengths in order to create impact.
Discover how working with our Faculty can enhance your research and teaching.
A global leader in discovery science and translating this into healthcare for the benefit of society
We work with elite biological, medical and healthcare institutions across the globe that share our research interests, approach and commitment.
In return, our partners benefit from collaboration and access to our world-leading research facilities and expertise.
Our strategic partner universities are:
A double-first class university ranked 22nd in the world (QS World University Ranking). We are a partner in their National Centre for International Research in Translational and Clinical Research.
We collaborate in the areas of genomics, health informatics, pharmacy, biomarker discovery and cancer, primary care, neuroscience and mental health.
A leading institution in China, both in terms of number of projects and the amount of money awarded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
We collaborate in the areas of cancer (radiotherapy), neuroscience, rheumatology, human development and antimicrobial resistance.
The university is home to Australia’s largest biomedical research faculty. The University of Manchester shares a joint fund with Melbourne to deepen and extend collaborative research links between the universities by allowing staff to undertake short-term visits in both directions.
We collaborate in the areas of cancer, infection and immunology, neuroscience, ageing, nursing and mental health.
A university ranked 29th in the world (QS World University Ranking), Toronto attracts funding worth £420 million each year for its basic biology and healthcare research. The University of Manchester shares a joint fund with Toronto to deepen and extend collaborative research links between the universities by allowing staff to undertake short-term visits in both directions.
We collaborate in the areas of cancer, nursing, health informatics and infectious diseases.
International PhD students
Our research partnerships extend to include PhD programmes.
We offer a number of flagship PhD programmes that are open to international research students. We also offer funding through country-specific schemes such as the China Scholarship Scheme, Conacyt, Conicyt, Colciencias, Pronabec and Commonwealth PhD Scholarships.
A thriving international community
The University is home to students from 160 different countries. A third of our students come from outside the UK.
Our vision is to inspire and prepare the next generation of leaders, educators, innovators and researchers within basic biology and healthcare.
We work with our international partners to develop their academic staff and provide their students with the opportunity to train internationally in our subject areas.
There are a number of ways you can work with us to improve your teaching offering:
- Summer schools
- Offer a joint degree
- License our programmes
- Academic and researcher development
Our teaching partners
We are proud to work with leading educational organisations across the world, including:
- Alexandria University;
- Beijing Normal University;
- China Pharmaceutical University;
- Jilin University;
- Nanjing Medical University;
- Shanghai Ocean University;
- University of Hong Kong.
We also have a long-standing partnership with Mansoura University, Egypt, who deliver medicine and dentistry programmes that have been created from The University of Manchester's medical and dental programmes. These lead to awards from Mansoura University.
International summer schools
Give your undergraduate students a unique study experience and the chance to discover Manchester and what it’s like studying abroad.
Four week courses studying biosciences, public health or science communication. Each course is informed by elements of our research and uses the innovative, varied and successful teaching approaches from our undergraduate degrees.
License our programmes
Our professional qualifications are highly regarded worldwide. We have strong processes to translate our curriculum, blending our expertise with each partner’s local knowledge and needs.
We are able to license our undergraduate medicine, dentistry, nursing, midwifery, optometry, pharmacy and speech and language therapy curriculum to your institution, as well as a number of postgraduate taught courses.
Offer a joint degree
Our flexible programmes mean your students can study in Manchester for one or two years, following a period of study at your institution, and receive a dual award.
Students from international partner institutions can undertake shorter exchanges, studying for one semester or completing a short research project.
Academic and researcher development
Our academics benefit from training delivered by our sector-leading Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).
This extends to visiting academics from our partner institutions, helping to maximise the impact of their research and give students the best teaching and learning experience. Alternatively, we can help create a bespoke package of development training to meet your organisation’s needs.
We aim to benefit the health and wellbeing of society, not only in the UK but around the world.
Our international community of academics, researchers and students are translating our research and teaching into global benefit through collaboration and knowledge sharing with institutions across the globe.
Making a difference through dentistry
Raj uses his own experiences to train Sri Lanka’s dentists and address dental health inequalities closer to home.
Tackling limb loss in Northern Uganda
Major limb loss following lengthy periods of armed conflict is a devastating health problem in some countries.
Cancer research in India
Follow Vaskar Saha's cancer research in India.
Meet the team
Find out more about our team members
Professor Keith Brennan
Vice Dean for Internationalisation
Professor Qing-Jun Meng
Director of Internationalisation, School of Biological Sciences
Professor Holly Shiels
Director of Internationalisation, School of Medical Sciences
Professor Mike Harte
Director of Internationalisation, School of Health Sciences
Dr Forbes Manson
Director for International Postgraduate Research
Getting in touch
If you are interested in research partnerships, teaching partnerships or international visits and study, or require more information on how we can help: