Global ambition

The University of Stirling has a proud history of welcoming international students. Our alumni, past and present, have made positive, tangible differences and forged successful careers across the world. 

As a global university, we have a strong track record of cultivating mutually beneficial, innovative and productive partnerships with organisations worldwide.

We have collaborated with international partners far and wide, from China and Oman, to Singapore and the USA. Working together with other institutions has allowed our academic staff and students to be the difference - addressing global societal problems that transcend national boundaries.

Making an impact worldwide

A team of researchers, led by the University of Stirling, was recently awarded £3.4 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund Research Councils UK Collective Fund, to reduce tobacco-related harm in low and middle income countries in Asia and Africa. 

We have a thriving, world-leading community of researchers at Stirling committed to improving the lives of others. This significant investment from RCUK recognises the quality and importance of the work carried out within the Institute of Social Marketing and Health to reduce tobacco-related harm around the world.

Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling

Other recent pioneering activities include:

  • Tackling the Zika and Chikungunya viruses
  • Analysing meteorites in order to gain insight into life on Mars
  • Cancer prevention
  • Addressing concerns associated with the world’s ageing population
  • Finding solutions to worldwide food security problems

Looking to the future

As a forward-looking University, we have set ourselves ambitious targets and are constantly innovating to ensure these are achieved. We’re committed to further enhancing our global presence and building our portfolio of international partnerships, including producing research with a global impact.

We’re dedicated to creating the leaders of tomorrow. Our graduates leave as global citizens, ready to make a difference to their communities around the world. We recognise the positive impact our international partnerships have, and look forward to enhancing our reputation as an outward-looking, globally connected university.

Work with us

We’re investing in developing new international collaborative partnerships, helping to solve global issues and making a difference in higher education across the world. We have long-standing international collaborations covering teaching, research and student and staff mobility.

We aim to continue to grow and develop high quality, sustainable partnerships. If you’re interested in exploring partnership or teaching collaboration opportunities please contact us at

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