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Durham University

Academic Talent

Durham internationally

“More than a quarter of our students come from outside the UK and there are 150 nationalities represented among our staff and students. However, we want to do better still. We want Durham to be a globally networked university, recognised around the world as an outstanding place to study and work and a significant contributor to international research and innovation agendas.”

Durham is a truly world-class university with a long history of welcoming students and academics from all over the globe. International partnerships are a core part of Durham's outstanding research and vibrant learning communities. Our many collaborative partnerships with international universities allow us to share knowledge and promote inter-cultural learning, ensuring that our graduates are in high demand on the global stage.

But we aren’t standing still. Our Strategy provides that by 2027, we will:

  • Increase the number and proportion of non-UK students recruited to the University to a minimum of 35%. In so doing, we will increase the diversity of our student body and enrich the educational and wider student experience along with our University community.
  • Internationalise the curricula of Durham University degrees with a view to increasing the employability of Durham students around the world. We will foster a culture of intellectual inquiry that advances respect for others and which more consistently addresses claims of difference.
  • Develop University partnerships with eight to ten peer institutions in North America, Europe and East Asia.
  • Establish a presence in key global cities, starting with London and New York, to enable us to better engage partners, alumni, students, staff and potential funders around the world.

Professor Anoush Ehteshami, Professor of International Relations

Contact us

Durham University
Human Resources
Rowan House
Mountjoy Centre
Stockton Road
Durham DH1 3LE
T: +44 (0) 191 334 6536