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Our 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. 

Tobacco-related harm collaboration

Led by Professor Linda Bauld, the multi-disciplinary four-year project involves six UK universities from the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, eight overseas partners in seven countries, and Cancer Research UK. The scheme is part of one of the most ambitious international research programmes ever created, with £225 million invested across 37 interdisciplinary projects.

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 to reduce tobacco-related harm around the world.

Professor 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 our International Partnership Managers for further information:

Shonagh Maak

Internationalisation Manager

+44 (0)1786 466801

Sheila Mills

International Partnership Manager

+44 (0)1786 466029

For any other international queries contact:

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