Partnerships with Latin America
Our links with Latin America and Caribbean partners dates back to the 18th Century, when the university became the first English university to establish relationships with overseas institutions; most notably in 1875 with Codrington College, Barbados. Under the arrangement the college became an affiliated college of the university and their students sat examinations for Durham and received Durham Degrees.
Durham now has partnerships with a number of Universities in Latin America, including Brazil, Chile and Colombia. In addition to collaborating with a variety of research funding agencies including, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT),Mexican Foundation for Education, Technology and Science (FUNED), The Foundation for the Future of Colombia (COLFUTURO) and National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT),
Durham opened The Zurbarán Centre in 2017 to promote and generate innovative research relating to the arts in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. Since its launch, the Centre has engaged in major international conferences, research projects, and exhibitions, including the first UK exhibition of the works of Jusepe de Ribera. The Centre is named after the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán whose series of paintings Jacob and his Twelve Sons have been at Auckland Castle for over 250 years.
This section highlights some of the collaborative research and other activities with our partners in Latin America and Caribbean.
Explore a snapshot of our collaborative work with our partners in Latin America
Durham currently hosts over 100 students coming from more than 10 countries in Latin America and the Carribean region. They are very engaged in life on campus - from organising events and dancing classes to writing Durham guides (Durham Mexican Society), they contribute to a very vibrant community.
Our growing alumni community in Latin America has engaged in several events and in-person fairs in order to support prospective students. We have alumni from over 15 countries in the region and we are looking to grow our alumni network .
We have collaborated with a wide range of prestigious institutions across the region and we are always interested in new partnerships opportunities in Latin America.