International engagement

We take a strategic lead in ensuring the University’s international engagement is strengthened through a network of mutually beneficial partnerships across the world. In addition, we provide students with unique international experiences and opportunities to develop skills and enhance their employability prospects.

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Internationalisation permeates all that we do at Surrey, contributing significantly to our mission to solve global challenges, lead research and innovation, and fuel generations of students with a spirit of curiosity and a desire to improve the world we live in.

International engagement in our faculties

Our mission is to project Surrey to the world and to open our doors by creating an environment where the University, our staff and students can achieve their greatest potential and, through their skills and knowledge, positively contribute to society at a local, national and international level.

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Our global strategy

We will build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with higher education institutions, businesses, industry and wider local and international communities, including with our alumni, delivered through our engagement, partnerships and global strategies.

Collaborate with us

Our International Engagement Office supports the strategic goals of the University in partnership with other universities and networks worldwide, enhancing cutting-edge research co-operation, business collaboration, as well as staff/student mobility.

Professor Amelia Hadfield

Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Founding Director of Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE)

Amelia joined the University of Surrey in January 2019 as Head of the Department of Politics, and Chair in European and International Affairs. Previously she worked as Director of the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Canterbury Christ Church Uni (2013-2018), after positions in Brussels at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the Ins...