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Global Partnerships


Exeter partners with leading organisations across Europe, collaborating around shared strategic priorities to deliver sustainable, integrated research and education partnerships. Built on strong connections between people, our work seeks to tackle challenges and make a difference in achieving a more green, fair, and healthy future.

Our Strategic Partners in Europe: 

Exeter & Université Paris Saclay collaborate to deliver double PhD degree projects with co-supervision. The universities offer joint funding to provide tuition, living, travel and research costs, and the opportunity to obtain two PhD awards from both Exeter and Paris-Saclay. 

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Exeter and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) run a joint  programme ‘GenEx’, co-funding collaborative projects to increase research and teaching collaboration and support the development of novel, interdisciplinary research or teaching and learning concepts.

Exeter is a member of the Venice International University global consortium in partnership with the Metropolitan City of Venice. The members foster cooperation, knowledge transfer and idea development and share a single campus on the island of San Servolo in the Venetian lagoon. Here students and staff from member universities work together in a multicultural environment, learning and researching through interdisciplinary and comparative methods to consider and address multi-faceted problems through innovative approaches. Study and research activity is encouraged in Focus Areas that include Environmental management and security; Green and circular economy; Ageing; Cultural Heritage; Science communication and education. 

In addition to these key tactical partnerships, Global Partnerships has supported a number of impactful projects working with partners across the continent. Examples include…

Migration & Mobility as missing variables in the SDG’s, an Exeter – Lund project that grew into the H2020 ‘Habitable’ project; Leiden & Exeter faculty design & delivery of MA Classics programming; Digital Economy initiatives collaboration with Technical University of Munich, respective Business schools exploring digital transformation to enable agile teamwork in large organizations; Animal movement projects by Exeter’s Centre for Ecology & Conservation and Biology at Lund, leading to public talks, publications and grant awarding from NERC.

Our work has also focused on the development of faculty-led thematic networks involving multiple partners across Europe and beyond. Examples include… Exeter and Complutense de Madrid’s project on Hearing Voices of Venezuelan migrant women, with a growing network bringing in Universities like Lund; Developing a cross-European Adaptation Hologenomics network with Copenhagen; Collaboration on the Mathematics of multiple scales for brain dynamics, neurology and healthcare applications with Copenhagen, TU Munich & Leiden, leading to Hans Fischer fellowships, TiPES & Erasmus+ funds for exchanges.