As a global institution, the University of Stirling has established a diverse portfolio of innovative and productive partnerships with organisations across the world. These partnerships are fundamental in helping the University meet its strategic objectives through enhancing our international links with institutions that share our core principles and values.
Partnerships with a global impact
We’re committed to building strategic international partnerships, to promote research and teaching excellence with a global impact. We support the development and management of a range of collaborative teaching, education and recruitment partnerships covering: joint and double degrees, split-site degrees, transnational (in-country) education programmes, and articulated and international access provision.
Teaching experience for TESOL students in Brazil
Our partner, the Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) in Brazil, offers our MSc and PhD TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) students the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience overseas. Students can teach English language classes in one of UNESP’s 24 campuses in the state of Sao Paulo.
The classes are offered to UNESP’s undergraduate students who are preparing to take the IELTS exam. This international placement gives students practical teaching experience in a diverse cultural setting, boosts their employability skills, and enhances their global outlook and intercultural competence.
A world-leading heritage and conservation research centre
In the first of its kind, a research centre is being created as part of an international agreement involving the University of Stirling, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China.
This unique research partnership will advance research in new historical and cultural heritage strategies, develop training opportunities for staff and professionals working in heritage and conservation, and establish joint courses including doctoral programmes.
We’re delighted to formally commit to a long-term partnership with HES and the Forbidden City in China. This agreement is a ground-breaking advance in British and Chinese intercultural relations in the fields of cultural heritage and conservation, and brings together international expertise in the impacts of climate and wider environmental change.
Professor Richard Oram
Sharing teaching excellence across the globe
As an international University, we’re proud of our deep partnerships with a number of outstanding global education partners. Through our teaching partnerships we support ambitious students, equipping them with the skills to thrive in our fast-moving world and transform it for the better. We ensure that shared academic values are maintained and student experience is consistent across our global network.
Our teaching partnerships cover:
- joint degrees
- double degrees
- split-site degrees
- transnational (in-country) education programmes
- articulated and international access provision
We participate in the sector-wide QE-TNE Scheme for the quality enhancement of UK transnational education. The scheme is a demonstration of our commitment to a high-quality UK-TNE experience.