Partners in South Asia
Durham University has a long-standing history of engagement with South Asia, including links in Nepal, India and Pakistan. Engagement with South Asia is through bilateral and multilateral research which ranges from areas like astronomy, landslides and earthquakes, physics, music and tropical diseases, direct tie-up with Institutions, involvement with alumni and education consultant partners, scholarship agencies, UK’s international organisations for cultural relations and educational opportunities such as the British Council and UKIERI, memberships of networks like the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and more.
In India, Durham University is actively seeking to enhance and strengthen its presence. To achieve this, the University has set up an India team based in the UK India Business Council, Gurgaon in April 2020 to promote and sustain partnerships, research links and recruitment.
You can contact our India-based team here.
This section highlights some of the collaborative research and other activities with our partners in South Asia.
Explore a snapshot of our collaborative work with our partners in South Asia
We welcome several hundred students from the South Asian region annually. Scholarship options like Commonwealth, STEM scholarship for women and Vice Chancellor India Scholarship have brought in high quality students and distinguished scholars to Durham to experience British culture.
Studying at Durham with a Scholarship like Chevening is a matter of privilege for me. I completed my studies in India from Kashmir University - I considered studying abroad to broaden my scope of learning and to experience a new culture. I learnt about Chevening Scholarship from my friend and I am so excited and humbled to see how organic the selection process was. I had a very smooth transition to Durham from India and I am very pleased with my choice to study Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Studies.
We have established a presence in key world cities, to enhance engagement with our growing alumni including in South Asia and unlock the opportunities for new innovative collaborative programmes.
We have over 250 joint publications with colleagues from Indian and other South Asian institutions and we have been collaborating on several funded projects in areas of priority in South Asian countries, such as Health, Engineering, Heritage and Biosciences.