Global collaborations

Collaboration is the foundation stone of successful research and innovation. Liverpool works extensively with partners throughout the world and has a strong track record in securing funding for collaborative research from both public and private sectors.

Liverpool has created a network of partnerships with research institutes, leading universities governments and other organisations around the world. These partnerships are focused on developing new opportunities for international research collaboration and include a commitment to both staff and student mobility.

If you are interested in collaborating with the University of Liverpool, or would like more information, please contact the International Development Office:

  • Christine Bateman, Head of International Development Office
  • Claire Kidman International Relations and Development Officer
  • John Tasker Deputy Director of Confucius Institute and International Partnership Manager for China

To find out more about Research at UoL please see our Research pages

Some examples of our collaborative activity can be foudn below;


University of Liverpool has been working with Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore for a number of years which allows our students access to their graduate programme where PhD students spend 2 years in Liverpool and 2 years in Singapore.

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RIKEN is one of Japan’s leading research institutes and carries out high level experimental and research work in a wide range of fields. Liverpool and RIKEN formed a strategic partnership agreement in 2009 which has facilitated researcher exchanges in biological and physical sciences, collaborative research projects and shared supervision of Liverpool PhD students.   

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University of Liverpool is a member of the RENKEI consortium of leading Japanese and UK universities.

RENKEI is the Japanese word for “collaboration” and the consortium works together to strengthen research collaboration between Japan and the UK.

The RENKEI consortium hold a number of thematic workshops each year targeted at early career researchers and PhD students in the UK and Japan

Members of the RENKEI consortium include UK (Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton, UCL) and Japan (Kyoto, Kyushu, Nagoya, Ritsumeikan, Tohoku and Osaka).

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The National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India is a multidisciplinary Institute for patient care and academic research into mental health and neurosciences. It is an Institute of National Importance and one of India’s largest neurology centres. 

Liverpool has collaborated with NIMHANS for over a decade, particularly on Japanese encephalitis vaccination programmes and diagnosis tools.   Research collaboration with NIMHANS now extends across a number of disciplines and is supported through joint workshops, research visits and academic Fellowships.      

A dual PhD programme between University of Liverpool and NIMHANS has been in place since 2013.

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University of Georgia

Over a number of years the University has fostered links with the University of Georgia, Athens.  Building from a collaboration with the Franklin College of Arts and Science the relationship has  grown to a University-wide partnership benefitting staff, undergraduates and postgraduate research students through a diverse range of mobility opportunities.  

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Wellcome Trust Liverpool Glasgow Centre for Global Health Research

This partnership which is funded by the Wellcome Trust has been established at Liverpool for a number of years with Glasgow joining the programme in 2013.

The joint Centre for Global Health Research aims to promote science and drive strategic research collaboration in global health by supporting researchers from the UK and low and middle income countries to become independent researchers and future leaders in global health.

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