About us

This Directorate is responsible for identifying and supporting key partnerships with leading global institutions and helping the University build long-term relationships with its alumni and supporters.

International partnerships

Exeter is at the forefront of global collaboration. We engage with partners overseas on issues of global importance, ranging from climate change, aging and dementia, international security, diabetes and many others. By encouraging our students and staff to develop meaningful engagement with their overseas counterparts, the research and teaching of the University of Exeter is enhanced and has worldwide impact. This global reach gives our students and faculty wide-ranging opportunities to develop their academic talents and to foster world class collaborations. The success of such activities is evident in independent metrics. The latest British Council data show Exeter ranks third in the UK for the number of students participating in outward study in the Erasmus scheme, while the 2015 CWTS Leiden World Ranking, which measures the quality of research outputs of all universities worldwide, places Exeter sixth in the UK, eighth in Europe and top 40 in the world.

For more information, visit the International Exeter website.

Development and alumni relations

Over 130,000 Exeter alumni are spread across the world, and many remain closely involved in supporting the University. Generous gifts of time and money from our alumni and supporters help our students get the most from their time at university, and succeed after graduation. View our latest Thank You Report for our supporters' stories. We also help alumni connect through a programme of UK and international events, and through alumni networks

For more information visit the alumni and supporters website.