Our global partners
With more than 390 active international partnerships, the University of Surrey has a far reaching and multilateral international outlook, encompassing research, teaching, professional training and student and staff exchange activities.
University Global Partnership Network (UGPN)
UGPN fosters engagement between the University of Surrey, Universidade de São Paulo, University of Wollongong and North Carolina State University with a commitment to research excellence and internationalisation.
São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Our partnership with FAPESP facilitates mobility and research collaborations between our staff and university staff in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Discover more about the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) partnership.
The Santander Universities Network provides funding for international mobility opportunities for students and staff, entrepreneurship activities, internships and Portuguese language programmes. Discover more about the Santander Universities partnership.
Surrey International Institute at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (SII-DUFE)
Surrey International Institute at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (SII-DUFE) is a joint academic partnership between the University of Surrey and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) in Dalian, China.
SII-DUFE offers international study courses, taking advantage of the expertise of the two partner universities to offer top-quality programmes in subjects aligned with business management and tourism management.
Through our partnership, we offer courses that develop vocationally relevant skills and strengthens key areas such as project management, analysis and communication, in line with the demands of today's employers. By adopting a new type of transnational approach, students from the UK and China have the opportunity to spend part of their course at both Surrey and DUFE.
We collaborate with DUFE to ensure students are well-managed and can participate in important committees, including the relevant Learning and Teaching Committee, Staff-Student Liaison Committee or Students' Union. Academic staff at both locations provide personal tutoring and regular consultation times so students can freely interact with teaching staff.
SII-DUFE is governed through a joint management committee (JMC), which in turn is run by its appointed Executive Group. The Vice-Chancellor of University of Surrey leads Surrey’s JMC team. A senior member of Surrey staff is appointed by the JMC as the Chair of the Executive Group in charge of the operations of the joint venture. Professor Vince Emery, Senior Vice-President (Global Strategy and Engagement) currently holds this post.
SII-DUFE is monitored and approved by the Ministry of Education China and is audited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in the UK and the China Education Association for International exchange (CEAIE), ensuring that quality standards in teaching, learning and assessments are continually improved. The partnership is an approved Sino Foreign Joint Cooperative School (SFJCS).