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Swansea International

Swansea University will, through maintaining its development as an international institution with proven world-class quality, expertise, capacity and strength, continue to extend its global reach as it moves towards its centenary, reaching for a place amongst the world’s top 200 universities. Internationalisation Mission Statement, University strategic plan 2012-2017

FOREWORD Professor Iwan Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and External Relations:

Professor Iwan Davies

At Swansea University, we are making rapid progress towards our ambition to be in the world’s top 200 universities, a position which truly reflects our status as a global player for Wales. Never before has Swansea University been the focus of such global attention, and never before has the University had such global reach. More multinational companies and prestigious universities from around the world are joining us in long-term and mutually beneficial research and teaching partnerships. More high calibre international students and leading academics want to study and work with us, and our home students are benefiting from our initiatives to help them become highly employable ‘global graduates’. Ours is a cosmopolitan community, bringing major economic and cultural benefits to the

region and the country. Some 30% of our academic staff appointed in the last five years have come from outside the UK, and the appointment of 18 Distinguished Research Professors from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions is further evidence of our burgeoning position on the global stage. Investment in our research, both from home and abroad, is at an all-time high, and with our £450 million campus development programme, including the new Science and Innovation Campus, Swansea is preparing to take its rightful place as one of the world’s top universities. This document provides an overview of our current activities as well as our plans for the future. I hope that through it, you will gain an insight into the scale of our vision and support our ambition.

CONTENTS 04 – An International University 06 – Success Through Sustainable Partnerships 13 – Creating Global Graduates 22 – Swansea: A Destination of Choice 28 – Regional Benefits of Global Engagement 30 – Science & Innovation Campus 32 – International links


Swansea University is making rapid progress towards being in the world’s top 200 universities, a position which truly reflects our status as a global player for Wales.


An international University Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally and in doing so has brought together the broadest possible knowledge base to help Wales and the UK respond to contemporary and future challenges.

Our graduates contribute to the economic, social, cultural and scientific development of every continent in the world. Likewise, our research outputs contribute significantly to the emergence and delivery of new technological achievements that act as a catalyst for economic change and cultural enrichment throughout the world.

Continued internationalisation of the University’s activities in a holistic way will allow us to extend our global reach further. Drivers for change include the development of partnerships with top international universities, multinational companies and other global stakeholders, maximising the potential for knowledge transfer, cutting-edge research, innovative teaching

collaborations and the commercialisation of research. The continued development of programmes which are attractive and relevant to international as well as home students and our innovation of the curriculum to allow more students to enhance their employability through studying and working abroad will also remain priorities.


Success through sustainable partnerships We will grow and maintain international partnerships that will enhance and support our research, teaching and student recruitment ambitions.

The creation of sustainable and mutually beneficial collaborations with key international partners is a central part of our strategy, underpinning all activities. Increased emphasis will be placed on developing focused bilateral and multilateral institutional links, global research networks and transnational educational initiatives.

We will: •C  ontinue to develop a range of international partnerships which will underpin activity across all strands of the internationalisation agenda • Within this, focus particularly on a small number of high status multi-dimensional partnerships, which will be research-led and driven, but also include staff and student mobility and teaching collaboration • Ensure that every partnership entered into is active, sustainable and can be serviced effectively and appropriately • Increase opportunities for staff mobility to key international partners to inform teaching and research and to ensure sustainability • Dramatically increase our global footprint by pursuing teaching-led collaborations through the development of innovative transnational educational (TNE) initiatives 07

Case Studies – Global Collaborations

Building Global Engagements in Research The Building Global Engagements in Research (BGER) programme has stimulated international engagement at a number of levels, transforming it into effective and sustainable collaboration. Swansea University was successful in winning funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop multi-disciplinary international collaborations through the Building Global Engagements in Research (BGER) programme. The result has been to place Swansea at the centre of a global hub with strategic partners in the USA, China and France. Focusing on medical technologies and nanohealth and building on the success of Swansea University’s Centre for Nanohealth, the BGER programme has stimulated international engagement at a number of levels, transforming it into effective collaboration. The continued

presence of this global hub is expected to have a significant impact on the translation of research into economic and societal value. The particular focus on the role of early career researchers in developing and delivering high quality research will allow for the creation of sustainable, long term links for the future. A programme of academic staff and research student exchanges will continue to foster increased international collaboration, leading to the development of major strategic research proposals and innovative joint PhD programmes, as well as generating opportunities for spinout companies and the commercialisation of IP.


Case Studies – Global Collaborations

USA: Swansea-Texas collaborations Some of the University’s strongest international partnerships are to be found in the USA. A vibrant research-led network is in place between Swansea and Texas with key partners including Texas A&M University, Rice University, the Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Baylor College of Medicine. A multi-lateral Memorandum of Understanding has been put in place between all five partners to further drive activities. While these multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary partnerships are both research-led and driven, they also include staff and student mobility and teaching collaborations. The University is also working in partnership with the British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) and is the first UK university to receive BAFTX funding for student mobility into Texas.

CHINA: Swansea University and Tsinghua University Swansea has established a strategic research partnership in Engineering with Tsinghua University, one of the top universities in China and consistently ranked amongst the world’s top 50 universities. Centring on Computational Science , the growing link now includes Tsinghua’s Schools of Aerospace, Civil & Hydropower, Information Science and Institute of Nuclear & New Energy Technology. Funded by the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, National Natural Science Foundation China and the Ministry of Education of China, a number of joint research projects have been undertaken. In addition, the British Council and China Scholarship Council have awarded funding for the development of a PhD exchange scheme through the Sino-UK Higher Education Partnership programme.

AFRICA: The Swansea-Gambia Link Successful collaborations have also been established with partners in the developing world. Supported by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), the Swansea-Gambia Link was established in 2007, bringing together the University’s College of Medicine, the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital in Banjul. Since then, the Link has gone from strength to strength with joint working in clinical care, health service delivery, teaching and research to improve health care outcomes, as well as the formation of strong working partnerships between staff and students in Swansea and The Gambia. The Swansea-Gambia link is part of the Wales for Africa Health Links Network.

EUROPE Staff and student exchange, teaching and research partnerships with leading European universities have long been a key part of Swansea’s approach. Through the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme which allows students to study in three different countries, Swansea runs innovative postgraduate degrees in Journalism and in Computational Mechanics with partner institutions in Europe and beyond. In addition, Swansea offers a number of joint PhDs with partners in France. These strategic links will continue to grow and develop through engagement with Erasmus For All, the new EU Programme for Education,

Training, Youth and Sport, and Horizon 2020, a key funding instrument of the European Commission for research and innovation. Erasmus Mundus MSc Journalism partners include: The University of Aarhus (Denmark), Danish School of Media and Journalism, University Of Amsterdam (Netherlands), City University London (UK), University of Hamburg (Germany) Erasmus Mundus MSc Computational Mechanics partners include: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain), École Centrale de Nantes (France) and University of Stuttgart (Germany).

Brazil Swansea University is a leading participant in the Brazilian government Science Without Borders scheme, a programme which aims to send 100,000 Brazilian students on undergraduate sandwich courses, PhD sandwich courses and full PhDs at top universities around the world. In the inaugural year of the programme, Swansea University received one of the largest cohorts of SWB students coming to the UK. Through this programme, we are developing new strategic partnerships with a number of research-led universities in Brazil.

CERN Swansea University’s Physics Department is heavily involved with the world-leading Alpha international collaboration, with its main experiment based at CERN in Switzerland. This creates, traps and manipulates anti-Hydrogen, in order to study fundamental symmetries between matter and antimatter. The Theoretical Particle Physics group is one of the largest in the UK and addresses a wide range of fundamental questions, ranging from collider physics, relevant for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, to string theory and black holes. Professor Peter Higgs, after whom the famous Higgs boson is named, is an Honorary Fellow of the University. The former Project Leader at CERN, Professor Lyn Evans, is himself a Physics graduate from Swansea University. Part of the LHC tunnel, courtesy of CERN 11

CREATING GLOBAL GRADUATES We will provide more international opportunities for our student body through increased work and study placements abroad, the delivery of a multi-cultural campus and curriculum and promoting an understanding of other cultures. When they leave us, we want all our students to be ‘global graduates’, equipped and keen to play their part as citizens of the world – we know that increasingly employers are seeking such skills. We have therefore committed to offer every student the chance to study or work overseas during their degree and to encourage them to take up such opportunities. We are reforming our curriculum so that students studying any subject will soon be able to study abroad for a year or for a semester, both within Europe thorough the Erasmus programme, and elsewhere in the world. We are also continuing to develop our highly innovative range of summer programmes which allow students to spend shorter periods of time away. We have created new opportunities for students to learn languages outside of their main degree subjects. These include Mandarin, Arabic and Japanese as well as a wide range of European languages. There are options for extra-curricular language study as well as credit-bearing beginners’ programmes via the innovative Languages For All scheme.

We will: •W  ork with our partners to develop international opportunities for our students which will enhance their University experience as well as their employability •R  eform our curriculum to enable more students to undertake study and work abroad  iden participation to ensure access to opportunities •W for all and proactively seek ways to encourage take-up amongst underrepresented groups •E  nsure students have access to international opportunities locally as well as overseas through increased cultural engagement between home and international students • Implement measures to improve intercultural communication and understanding • Improve the recording of participation in international activity through its inclusion on the HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record) •C  ontinue to develop the Swansea International Award to recognise and reward participation in international activity 13

India & China India & China summer programmes awarded PMI2 funding and recognised by British Council as examples of best practice and innovation


increase in students planning to study abroad in 2013/14 with the biggest increases in Nursing, Psychology, Engineering, Politics and History.

Swansea International Award The Swansea International Award recognises and rewards students’ efforts across a wide range of internationally-focused activities. These range from studying, working or volunteering overseas, to learning a new language, to getting involved with international cultural activities on campus.

Study abroad programmes worldwide Year long, semester long, and summer programme destinations include: Argentina Australia Austria Canada China



Students have participated in summer programmes since 2009 including many international students

Hungary India Ireland Italy Netherlands

Denmark Finland France Germany Hong Kong


Over 500 students have taken up extra-curricular Mandarin classes since 2009. Languages currently taught at Swansea University include: Arabic French German Greek Italian Japanese

Mandarin Polish Portuguese Spanish Russian Welsh

New Zealand Norway Portugal Spain Sweden

Switzerland The Gambia USA Zambia

Peer Advisors Our Peer Advisor Scheme offers additional employability opportunities to final year students who have participated in one of our study or work abroad programmes. Following training, peer advisors work with the International Development Office to advise fellow students who are considering an overseas programmes, providing a valuable service as well as building their own skills and experience.

The International Award provided me with an opportunity to enhance my international experience and employability skills and build on what was the best year of my life, my year abroad studying in Australia. James Lever, BA International Business Management

The peer advisor scheme has enabled me to encourage other students to take part in the amazing experiences on offer with the university. I was lucky enough to participate in the India summer programme, and the trip was so fulfilling and one of the most memorable experiences of my life. It has had a big influence on me and being a peer advisor has allowed me to add to my own international endeavours, which will help me in my future career.

Lucy Thropp, BA English Literature


I would recommend anybody to undertake an Erasmus year abroad. You not only gain language skills, and skills to add to your CV, but you also gain lifelong friends. I met people from every corner of the globe and I am certain that I will be seeing many of them again in the future.

Perry Swanson, BA Law and French, year abroad in Switzerland at University of Geneva

My year in Toulouse has not only helped me intellectually but on a personal level as well. It has improved my language skills and given me confidence in my French. I have also learnt that I am able to adapt in different situations and be successful in a foreign country. After studying abroad, I have come back to finish my degree a more independent person. I now realise that I can travel and work anywhere in the world. My year abroad really has opened my eyes to all the opportunities that are available to me and has given me the self-belief to pursue them.

Kirsty Oldham, BA English Literature and French, year abroad in France

My experience at the University of Illinois was life changing. I lived and studied there for 10 months, and discovered how adaptable, independent and resilient I could be. I learnt how to thrive in a new culture, to succeed in a different academic setting and I met wonderful and welcoming people. In my studies I focused on Race and Politics in America and through this, I found my calling as a minority lawyer. I plan to return to the US to practice law upon graduation. Lelani Abey, BA American Studies and Politics, year abroad in the USA

Case Studies – Study Abroad

The key skills that I developed whilst in America include cross-cultural communication skills, personal independence, teamwork, and the ability to adapt quickly to new circumstances. I now know that I would like to move and work abroad upon graduating from Swansea.

Rosie Fieldhouse, BA American Studies and Law, year abroad in USA


Case Studies – Work Abroad


My experience with a small firm in India was definitely one of the most influential ones of my life. I learned a lot about finance, economics, India and met some great people, especially the chairman of the company, to whom I directly reported and who taught, mentored, guided and took great care of me throughout my internship. The highlight of the internship was seeing a completely new environment and adapting to it. Also, understanding how important it is to have a university education and realising how relevant the syllabus is in relation to the real business world. The skills I developed are invaluable: communication, confidence, increased adaptability to new circumstances, independence, increased boundaries for thought, appreciation of the world, increased capacity for hard work and time management. I also gained professional skills such as problem solving in a new environment, increased knowledge about finance, research and presentation skills, teamwork and a greater ability to work on my own initiative.


Kosta Lazars, BSc Economics, summer internship with Private Equity, Gurgaon, India

It was a great pleasure to take part in this Internship Programme with Thomson Reuters, which is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. The three month internship in the legal department gave me a lot of practical experience, a global vision and expanded my network. In my opinion, this experience has been beneficial for my future career.

Lu Wang, LLM Law, internship with Thomson Reuters, Beijing

For my year abroad I was placed in a little town in the province of Jaen, Andalusia. I was a teaching assistant in an evening school for adults. It was an amazing experience, it improved my skills and confidence greatly. I also made some amazing friends from all over the world who I still keep in touch with. My passion for the language and understanding of it has improved significantly. I would recommend anyone who is considering this type of placement just to go for it. You will love it, guaranteed!

Jessica George, BA Spanish, year abroad in Spain as a British Council Teaching Assistant

I worked for the Power Tool Division of Robert Bosch GmbH, near Stuttgart, in Southern Germany. I looked after the UK, Chinese, Italian, Scandinavian and Russian markets, advising customers of prices, solving queries, and maintaining telephone/email communication in German and English. From the interview stage, to the final day of my placement, it was a thoroughly rewarding experiencenot only for my German skills but also developing teamwork and self-confidence.

Michael Evershed, BA German & French, year abroad in Germany 19

It was a fantastic opportunity, where we were able to work with and befriend amazing and enthusiastic people both from Swansea University and from Siavonga itself.

Eleri Collings, BA American Studies and English, summer in Siavonga, Zambia

The Colorado Summer Programme has most definitely enhanced my employability as I now have something different to many other job candidates. Since I graduated from Swansea I have undertaken various work experience placements and one thing people comment on is how my CV stands out.

Holly Millward, BA Media Studies, summer in Colorado Currently doing an internship placement at the BBC

Reflecting now on the programme, what I’m struck by most is how much I learned and grew in a whole variety of ways.

Abi Tee, BSc Psychology, summer in India

Case Studies – Summer Programmes

My summer in China was an extraordinary experience where I made friends with so many wonderful people. Since taking part, I feel so much more confident about myself. The programme taught me to appreciate other cultures, languages and religions around the world. I improved my communication, organisational and time management skills through various activities that we undertook on the programme. Last summer, I undertook an internship for 6 weeks with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Corporate Tax. As I didn’t have any prior work experience in the financial sector, I chose to write about the China programme on the application form. This was the main focus of my interview with the Partner, who was very interested in finding out more about the trip and precisely what I learnt from it. I believe that my experience in China helped me secure my internship at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and subsequently I have been accepted onto the graduate scheme.

Reem Al-Hassani, BSc Actuarial Studies, summer in China, now working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers


Swansea: A destination of choice We will attract more international students from more countries to Swansea.

We will: • Increase our international student population by 2017 • Continue to review and innovate our programme portfolio to ensure our provision meets international as well as home market demand •C  ontinue to develop a targeted international scholarships strategy to bring the brightest and best students to Swansea • Support our English Language Training Service (ELTS) as they develop language training and testing centres around the world • Increase postgraduate research student enrolments, particularly in STEM subjects • Continue to work effectively with our affiliate College, ICWS • Continue to welcome visiting, exchange and study abroad students who wish to spend part of their degree with us • Continue to provide an outstanding student experience to our international student body

With Swansea University increasingly being recognised as a destination of choice for high-calibre students from around the world, strong recruitment of international students remains a cornerstone of our strategy. We will continue to foster a lively cosmopolitan

campus environment where students, staff and visitors from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have the opportunity to study, work and communicate openly. Our fast-growing reputation as a global hub of academic excellence contributed

to our international enrolments increasing by 11.5% in 2011/2012 and our market share growing too. Our international student population not only enriches our campus, but also brings economic benefits to the city and region.


First UK University to enter

Approximately ÂŁ1,000,000 awarded in

a student team in the

International Excellence

prestigious International

Scholarships since 2010

University Arabic Debating Championship in Qatar

Top 5% of global universities (QS World University Rankings 2012/13)

Civil Engineering, Law amongst the top

Mechanical Engineering

200 in the world

and Geography amongst

(QS World Subject Rankings 2012)

the top 200 in the world (QS World Subject Rankings 2013)

British Council accredited English Language Training Service

ICWS: International College Wales Swansea, a Navitas College and pathway provider, has been working successfully alongside Swansea since 2008 with an increasing programme portfolio supporting the University

One of the biggest recipients of Brazilian students in the

Over 3000 students from

inaugural year of the

more than 100 countries

prestigious Brazilian

are currently studying at

government Science

Swansea University

Without Borders scheme

The largest increase in world-leading and internationally excellent research (RAE 2008)

QS World Ranking: 5* award for Excellence in Teaching

For the last 30 years, Swansea has been is a destination of choice for visiting students looking for a study abroad experience, especially from the USA 25

Case Study – International Students

I chose Swansea University because it’s a very reputable institution in terms of both its teaching quality and students’ study-life balance. It also has strong academic staff teaching my courses of interest. The highlight of my Swansea University experience was when I won second place in Wales for the British Council’s International Student Award, which was a major recognition of my efforts towards being an outstanding international student. Now I am working for a big national law firm in Cambridge.

Jing Xu, LLM Law, Chinese

I chose Swansea University because it is ranked very highly for Computer Science and the professors here are highly knowledgeable. I also had the opportunity to do an internship back in India with GE Healthcare, which really helped boost my employability when I returned.

Ramya Mohan Raj, MSc Computer Science, Indian

I came to Swansea University because of its reputation and the course is marvellous. I always wanted to work in public health, especially in international health, so the course is a platform for my career. I want to work alongside UNICEF, WHO and the Ministry of Health back home so this course was a stepping stone towards an international career.

Halima Mosunmola Mtabyeeb, MSc Public Health and Health Promotion, Nigerian 26

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS at SWANSEA University (8%) Africa (40%) Asia

North America and Europe (30%)

Gulf and Middle East (14%)

(8%) South and South East Asia

Supporting International Students •O  ur international students are exceptionally well supported by teams in the International Student Advisory Service who maintain our strong reputation for high quality visa and welfare advice. •O  ur English Language Training Service (ELTS) provides valuable pre-sessional and year-round courses for students whose level of English needs to be raised.

• ELTS conducts English language testing in China and has established a language delivery programme with the Department of Education, Zhuzhou City in Hunan Province, China. • Swansea University is unusual in the UK in having a mosque located on campus supported by our Muslim Student Adviser, who is also the Imam. Close contact is maintained with the Islamic community in the City of Swansea and across Wales.

•O  ur Students’ Union was one of the first in the UK to support an International Students Officer post who has been instrumental in developing a significant number of Cultural Societies and the University’s Inter-Faith Week.


Regional benefits of global engagement We will grow the quantity, quality and scale of our partnerships with multinational companies. Building on our internationally excellent applied research and long term collaboration with multinational companies, Swansea University has developed a radical and transformational Knowledge Economy Strategy which focuses on creating high-tech clusters for the Digital Economy, Life Sciences, and Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing, with cross cutting themes such as Low Carbon and Ageing. The scale and scope of our ambition is being recognised as a European exemplar of how higher education institutions can support innovation and the development of the Knowledge Economy within their region. By working effectively with our global partners, our international collaborative activities will bring benefits to the region and to Wales as a whole.

A long history of successful collaboration with industry – collaborative research partners include: Airbus UK / Akzo Nobel Industrial Coatings / Alliance Boots Plc / BAE Systems / Barclays / BASF / BP / BUPA Foundation / Ericsson / European Space Agency / GlaxoSmithKline / Huawei Technologies Co / IBM / Jaguar Cars / Land Rover / Rolls Royce Plc / Tata

We will: • In partnership with international collaborators, industry and government, continue to identify and deliver major transformational knowledge economy related projects •W  ork alongside our collaborative partners to advance the level and type of engagement with industry •C  ontinue to engage effectively with our international partners, both higher education institutions and multinational companies, for the benefit of the region and the wider knowledge economy



Partners include:

Global Ambition: Working together and co-locating with industry The University’s ambitious £450m campus expansion and development project will create a world leading research, innovation and education complex, with the development of a new Science and Innovation Campus and the renovation of the existing Singleton Park Campus. The new Science and Innovation Campus will co-locate the academic and student communities with global companies, creating exemplary facilities around world-class research. The University’s collaborative model will provide a skills pipeline for industry, and enable industry to have greater influence on teaching and course development. It will also produce high-calibre graduates with the knowledge and skills valued by national and international employers in an increasingly competitive global jobs market.

The academic model for the new campus was much influenced by the US National Academy of Engineering Report of 2004, chaired by James Duderstadt. The key recommendation was the establishment of innovation institutes on the campuses of research-intensive universities with direct linkages and responsibilities to industries on a larger scale than a typical university. The institutes were identified as being especially relevant to complex, large scale and long-lived challenges. This model is already operational at Swansea in three forms, as shown in the example below:

• T he first venture for the new campus, with Rolls Royce, is focused on advanced materials. The research institute contains the existing research activity (in the case of Rolls Royce this is a University Technology Centre) and a spin out company which provides commercial services based on the research output and takes responsibility for facilities management and service provision. The profits from the commercial activity are channelled back into the Institute to increase overall research capabilities.

•A  second is the Innovation and Knowledge Centre, with Tata, developing functional coated steel and glass products to incorporate into existing and new buildings, enabling walls and roofs actually to generate, store and release energy. The centre combines academic and industrial expertise to develop and test technology and includes partnerships with a number of other universities as well as other multinationals, including BASF and NSG Pilkington. The project is backed with funding from EPSRC as well as the Technology Strategy Board.

£60 million

investment secured from the European Investment Bank

Largest knowledge economy project in Europe Over a ten year period the full development will bring an economic impact to the region in excess of

£3bn. •A  third, working with BP and other industrial sponsors, is developing an Energy Safety Research Institute. This is focused on the University’s long term strengths in petroleum and chemical processing, particularly in terms of computational science and corrosion. By definition the Energy Safety Research Institute has an international focus and is a constituent member of the Global Energy Safety Institute founded in Houston, Texas in 2011, a sister Institute of the Energy and Environmental Systems Institute at Rice University in Houston and an associate of the National Corrosion Research Centre at Texas A&M (supported by BP in North America). 31

INTERNATIONAL LINKS SWEDEN Nursing students undertake study and hospital-based work experience abroad in partnership with several Swedish universities.

CANADA • The College of Medicine has Memoranda of Understanding in place with the University of British Columbia and University of Manitoba. • Long-standing student exchange

FRANCE Developing strategic partnership with universities in Grenoble.

programmes in place with a number of top Canadian universities.

USA Multi-lateral agreement in place linking Swansea with Texas A&M University, Rice University, the Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Baylor College of Medicine.



Partnership in place since 2009

Swansea University is one of the four UK

between The College of Medicine,

founder members of the Colombia-UK

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University

Consortium, established in collaboration with

Health Board, Royal Victoria Teaching

the main Colombian funding bodies and with

Hospital, Banjul and School of

the approval of the Colombian Ministry of

Medicine, The Gambia.

Education. This provides opportunities for the development of strategic partnerships with Colombian institutions for student recruitment, mobility, research and teaching engagement.

BRAZIL Swansea University is a participant in the prestigious Brazilian Government “Science Without Borders” scheme which aims to bring undergraduate and postgraduate Brazilian students to the UK as visiting scholars. In the inaugural year of the scheme, Swansea received one of the largest cohorts of any institution in the UK.

Swansea University has partnerships all over the world. These are some examples:

INDIA • Longstanding student-centred partnership

GERMANY Longstanding student exchange partnership with University of Mannheim, sister city of Swansea.

with St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore. • Sikkim Province: College of Science-run interdisciplinary field course with links to Sikkim University.

CHINA • Transnational education modular degree programme in development with Harbin Engineering University. •C  lose links between Swansea University’s Institute of International and Shipping and Trade Law, Shanghai Maritime University and Dalian Maritime University.

NIGERIA The College of Human and Health Science has links with The University of Ilorin.

AUSTRALIA The College of Medicine has partnerships with the University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Monash University through CIPHER, the Centre for Improving Population Health through E-Health Research. CIPHER is one of four UK Medical Research Council Centres of Excellence in e-health research, based at Swansea University.

ZAMBIA The Swansea-Siavonga partnership is led by student volunteer group, Discovery and has been running since 2008.

Swansea University overseas offices based in India, Pakistan, Nigeria, China

International Development Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP UK Tel: +44 (0)1792 606850

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