The University of Bristol is committed to building a global reputation in higher education and research. We will continue to improve our strong record of international collaboration and partnership across our teaching and research base.
The University has affiliations with many institutions around the world and we are an active member of the following organisations.
The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a global partnership of research-intensive universities. The WUN alliance exists to make significant advances in knowledge and understanding in areas of current global concern. By fostering and encouraging collaboration between members, WUN brings together the experience, resources and expertise necessary to address the challenges and opportunities currently facing societies, governments, business and education.
You can find out more on the University's Worldwide Universities Network pages.
Erasmus is the European Union’s flagship education exchange programme for Higher Education
students, teachers and institutions. It encourages student and staff mobility for work and study and
promotes transnational cooperation projects. The University of Bristol is proud to hold an Erasmus
Charter and sends over 500 students abroad each year to one of our European partner institutions.
More information is available from the International Office.
Established in 1913, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s oldest association of international universities. It is also one of the largest, with over 500 members from Commonwealth countries. The ACU’s mission is to serve member institutions by advancing international co-operation and understanding in higher education, and by providing a broad range of services and facilities.
More information is available on the Association of Commonwealth Universities website.
The Coimbra Group is committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote, for the benefit of its members, internationalisation, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society.
You can find out more on the University's Coimbra Group page.
Santander Universities, part of the Banco Santander group, is the world’s only long-term strategic partnership between a bank and universities. It is based on the conviction that the best way of contributing to growth and economic and social progress is through higher education and research. The activities of the Santander Universities Global Division form the backbone of the bank’s social action and enable it to maintain a stable alliance with academia in Latin America and worldwide.
Banco Santander scholarships have enabled a number of students to consider overseas education by removing some of the financial barriers to mobility. This ongoing support significantly promotes education exchange, particularly with Latin America.
The University is committed to seeking further collaborative and multidisciplinary opportunities including partnerships with leading overseas institutions. The International Office and the Research and Enterprise Development Office provide guidance, advice and information on setting up links and co-ordinate activity to support new initiatives from conception to implementation.