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International strategy

Our international vision is that we will be a leading global institution, enhanced by select high-value partnerships, with global reach in education and research that leads to real-world impact. The University will attract world-class talent, support its communities and celebrate its diversity.

Our International strategy

To compete with the very best we will embed an international dimension in all aspects of our strategy. Internationalisation will permeate our academic endeavours, our community and our operations. It will enhance the quality and impact of our education and research. It will ensure our financial sustainability by providing increased access to research funding and markets for high quality students. It will provide a rich experience for our people, supporting collegiality.

How will we achieve this?

Outstanding staff and students

Attract outstanding staff and students from across the globe to join our community to preserve the University's attractiveness as a world-leading centre for learning and research.

International experience

Create a rich international experience for our staff and students and for our partners to enhance employability, citizenship and competitiveness.

Increase funding

Increase funding from international sources (governments, corporates, philanthropists) to augment RCUK and EU funding and diversify our portfolio.

International profile

Enhance our international profile with academic, government and corporate partners to influence opinion-formers and policy makers.

Global partnerships

Build high-value global partnerships achieving critical mass through selectivity.

International alumni community

Deepen partnerships with our international alumni community to provide a responsive network for our students and increased public profile.

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