We have University-wide and Faculty-specific links with universities and other institutions in over 20 countries worldwide.
International partnerships are at the core of our global engagement activities. They support the student and staff experiences we offer, the development of our academic and research portfolios, our work on graduate employability and with our overseas alumni, and the international standing of the University.
Our international interactions embrace:
- University-wide strategic partnerships with overseas higher education institutions (HEIs), building on key University strengths and enabling connections across a range of levels and academic subject areas within the University
- faculty-wide strategic partnerships with overseas HEIs, building on key faculty strengths and enabling connections across a range of levels and academic subject areas within the faculties
- bilateral partnerships with overseas HEIs and other bodies and agencies, with a single focus, usually located within individual departments of the University
Our international partnership development encourages the growth of partnership clusters, building and strengthening international links in areas of geographical priority. Current areas of geographical focus for the University include China and Hong Kong, India, South East Asia, Europe, the USA and Canada.
We are extremely proud of our long-standing relationships with institutions such as the Westminster International University Tashkent, the Communications University of China, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Hanoi University, Université de Paris Sorbonne IV, RMIT, Fashion Institute of Technology, Copenhagen Business School, Ryerson University, UTS Australia and Johns Hopkins University.
Newer collaborative initiatives include work with institutions such as Tsinghua University, Tongji University, the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, Donghua University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, IIT Delhi, Thammasat University, Kasetsart University, George Mason and Macromedia University. These new relationships reflect and support our strong research performance in subjects including Art and Design, Media and Communications, English, Architecture and the Built Environment, and Allied Health, and our emphasis on globally connected research.
Networks and consortia
The University is also a member of the SGroup European Universities Network which is a not-for-profit dynamic platform for university collaboration among European and non-EU institutions and which is composed of over 30 higher education institutions from 15 European countries. Its aim is to develop the internationalisation of its members, to foster university excellence in education and research and to promote continuous adaptation to educational and societal needs in a creative and innovative way. Engagement with the SGroup Network supports the University of Westminster’s strategic activity, in relation both to internationalisation and to innovation, and the Westminster Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, Prof Alexandra Hughes is currently the Vice President of this Network.