Global Connections

Global Connections

We have a long history of global collaboration and partnership, in our teaching, research and student exchanges.

We collaborate with partner universities around the world in research projects, sharing ideas on teaching, promoting opportunity for our students, and ensuring that the global challenges of our time are solved by great minds from around the world.

The University is an active member of several global networks and alliances, and international research groups.

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International Research

At the University of Hull, we work with international research partners and on globally relevant research.

We believe in research for a purpose, not for the sake of it. Whether that’s slashing plastic pollution and switching to low-carbon energy, confronting social injustice and putting an end to modern-day slavery, or helping more people survive cancer and pioneering the best end-of-life care.

Together, we’re building a fairer, brighter and carbon-neutral future for all.

Find out more about our internationally excellent research

International Networks


Utrecht Network

The Utrecht Network is a group of 31 universities from 26 European countries. It focuses on best practice in student and staff mobility, summer schools, the internationalisation of curriculum, shared curricula, and joint degrees.

The Network has well established links with partner networks in the USA (MAUI Network), the Australia (AEN) and the Brazilian REARI-RJ Network.

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The Global U8 Consortium is an alliance of leading universities in coastal cities around the world. Its focus is on marine and renewable energy knowledge.

The University of Hull is the UK member. Other members are located in China, Malaysia, France, Brazil, Germany, South Korea, and Israel.

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The UK Jiangsu Consortium

The UK Jiangsu Consortium is a research network of 15 UK universities, and the research universities of Jiangsu Province in China. Its focus is on large research collaborations and knowledge exchange in Environmental, Manufacturing, and Health.

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Association of Commonwealth Universities

Association of Commonwealth Universities

The ACU links Hull to over 500 member universities across the Commonwealth. The ACU recognises that strong universities are a cornerstone of strong societies, and make a vital contribution to the social, economic and cultural development of every nation.

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European Universities Association

The EUA represents over 800 universities throughout Europe, ensuring that the voice of universities is heard in policy-making. The Association also shares best practice across the range of activity in universities.

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Visiting Academics

At the University of Hull we acknowledge the valuable contribution visiting academics make to our research community and we are proud to welcome international academic visitors from around the world. To be considered for a proposed visit to the University of Hull please complete our Visiting Academics Application Form. We recommend reading our application process guidance document before filling out the form, and you can find out more about our research and researchers.