There are two main ways in which research exchanges take place: 'formal' research exchange opportunities and 'informal' opportunities.
Our 'formal' research exchange programmes allow Durham research students to experience life at an overseas university. These bilateral exchanges also offer international students the opportunity to undertake a period of research at Durham. The boxes below are current opportunities. Please click on these links to find out more about the specific agreements we have and the opportunities available to you. Informal opportunities are described further down the page.
Current Formal Research Exchange Opportunities
Informal opportunities oftentimes arise where a Durham academic has a friendly contact at a university overseas who is prepared to support a research visit. Please be aware that:
The Global Opportunities Team may be able to provide assistance and advice about facilitating contacts with respective International Offices, however, the onus is on students (and their academic supervisors) identifying potential collaborators and interlocuters who may facilitate an exchange.
We are, however, part of a number of networks, with which we have good relations. More information about these can be found by clicking on the purple banner below.
International collaboration is key to Durham's excellence in research and teaching. We have affiliations with many institutions and organisations worldwide. We have MOUs and work collaboratively across departments, with external partners, networks and consortia to contribute positively to research.