Partnership engagement

Global engagement collaborates with the University’s international partners to deliver innovative partnership schemes.

Delivering opportunities and support

Our partnerships deliver exceptional international opportunities for our students and staff, allowing for the development of knowledge, the sharing of good practices and the acquisition of new skills. This increases our capacity to support international research, teaching and mobility initiatives.

Sussex Artificial Intelligence Institute, Zhejiang Gongshang University

The Sussex Artificial Intelligence Institute, Zhejiang Gongshang University has been established to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The partnership between the University of Sussex and Zhejiang Gongshang University China, is expected to train hundreds of students enabling them get Sussex degrees while studying in their home country.

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European Partnership Development Fellowships

Sussex European Partnership Development Fellowships (EPDF) support individuals whose collaborations have the potential to deliver active, high quality, mutually beneficial links with European partners, that help to deliver our Sussex 2025 Strategy.

The scheme offers a valuable opportunity for Sussex or partner staff to engage with likeminded researchers, teachers, and professional services staff, either on the partner university campus, or at Sussex, in a stimulating interdisciplinary environment. 

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International Junior Research Associate Scheme

Run in partnership with the Doctoral School at Sussex, the International JRA Scheme is an established pioneering project that aims to develop future research leaders by encouraging talented and ambitious undergraduates at partner universities to consider a career in research.

The scheme supports academically gifted undergraduates from close institutional partners to undertake supervised research during the summer whilst broadening the faculty connections at those institutions.

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Professional Services Fellowship

The Professional Services Fellowship strengthens institutional partnerships through sharing knowledge and principles of good practice whilst cooperating on staff development and capacity building.

The awards gives staff a global perspective on university services and management, enabling them to share expertise, improve support for international students and strengthen research, teaching and student mobility partnerships.

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Sussex-Ghana Strategic Fund

Building on the productive, long-standing partnerships between Sussex and the University of Ghana, this fund aims to expand research and teaching collaborations to address global challenges.

It also contributes to capacity building at both universities. Staff from both Sussex and the University of Ghana can apply to this fund which is open to applications on a rolling basis.

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Sussex-Renmin Strategic Fund

This strategic joint seed fund underpins our strategic partnership between Sussex and Renmin University of China through investment in international collaborative research to address global challenges and contribute to international development at both universities.

The scheme is intended to facilitate substantive research collaborations, with bids expected to result in tangible outputs, such as publications and grant applications, within two years of an award.

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Global Excellence Summer Programme

The Global Excellence Summer Programme provides outstanding opportunities for Sussex undergraduates to study abroad during the summer period.

We aim to strengthen ties with prominent partners by building on existing links for exchange and research, whilst increasing student mobility and providing exceptional cultural experiences for undergraduate students.

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