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International Partnership Award

This award recognises an initiative involving an international partner(s) that has significantly enhanced any area of university activity: education, research or the WSE and furthered Durham’s reputation as a global university.


Markian Prokopovych

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Shortlisted nominees

  • Markian Prokopovych
  • Liz Waller
  • Rachel Barclay

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Markian Prokopovych

Ukrainian-born Markian specialises in the history of Eastern and Central Europe and is at the forefront of communication with the University's Ukrainian partners. Markian has initiated several collaborative projects and public events including The Ukrainian Talk series that put Durham on the map as one of the centres of Ukrainian studies worldwide.

Liz Waller

Liz has been instrumental in a range of international activities promoting benchmarking and best practice sharing between university libraries around the world as part of the Matariki Librarians' Network. Liz has always ensured her team members also get an opportunity to participate in collaborative activities/visits to Network partners.

Kevin Waite

Multiple high-profile international partnerships have emerged from Kevin’s research project on the life and times of Biddy Mason. He was awarded a collaborative research grant, bringing together scholars from half a dozen universities across the US. There is a strong philanthropic dimension to Kevin’s research and international partnerships.

International Study Centre Student Enrichment team

The student enrichment team at the ISC work tirelessly to give international students a taster of the 'Durham experience' whilst studying at the Queen's campus in Stockton, offering them a range of opportunities to develop themselves as individuals. The team always go above and beyond to inspire students to progress to Durham.

Rachel Barclay

Over the past decade, Rachel has been instrumental in the development and delivery of numerous projects in partnership with the National Museum of Japanese History (NMJH). Rachel regularly liaises on behalf DU with other key Japanese stakeholders by using her personal qualities and outstanding knowledge of Japanese material culture.


Global Impact

The work of staff and students across the University, as well as our international alumni community continues to have significant impact on a global level.

Explore our articles to find out more about recent projects and research with international scope.
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