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Global Networks and Consortia

International collaboration is key to Durham's excellence in teaching and research. We have affiliations with many institutions and organisations worldwide. We work collaboratively across departments, with external partners, networks and consortia to contribute positively to societal changes and develop innovative world changing research.
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International Consortia & Networks

We are proud to be a member of the following international consortia, organisations & networks: 

Matariki Network of Universities (MNU)

A select international alliance of seven leading research-led universities who share a commitment to excellence in research, scholarship and education
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International Association of Universities (IAU)

Created under the auspices of UNESCO in 1950, a membership-based organisation serving the global higher education community.
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University of the Arctic (UArctic)

An international cooperative network based in the Circumpolar Arctic region, with an interest in promoting education and research in the Arctic
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RENKEI

The Japan-UK Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives, a strategic partnership for research collaboration between universities
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Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA)

CARA is dedicated to provide refuge and support to academics who are unable to continue their research in their home countries.
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Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

The ACU, represents over 520 universities from commonwealth countries and is the oldest and one of the largest inter-university networks in the world.
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Coimbra Group (CG)

This network is an association of 41 multidisciplinary universities of high international standing and is committed to promoting internationalisation
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European University Association (EUA)

A forum for cooperation, the EAU plays a crucial role in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation.
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World-Wide Research and Partnerships

Durham University works in partnership with research institutions around the world, to share and grow global knowledge. Here are some of our connections across the regions of the globe.

Find out more about our global parners