Welcoming visitors from across the globe

The University of Kent has long-standing partnerships and collaborative links covering teaching and research with a large number of prestigious European and International Higher Education Institutions. We value our relationships and welcome visits from our partner universities and other institutions wishing to develop future links.

Over the past few months alone, Kent has been pleased to welcome visitors and international partners from across the globe to our Canterbury campus.

Included among this summer’s visitors was Vladimir Jiranek, Professor in Oenology at the University of Adelaide (Australia), who met with several senior colleagues during his visit in late June. Dr Anthony Manning, Dean of Internationalisation, noted “Having visited the University of Adelaide earlier this year, it was fantastic to now welcome Vladimir to Kent, to introduce him to the developing wine industry of the region, and to spend time discussing the promising partnership opportunities between our institutions”.

Earlier this month, the University was pleased to welcome a delegation from partner institution Thammasat University (Thailand). The delegation included the Rector and several senior colleagues, with whom Kent peers enjoyed excellent discussions on developing further collaboration between the two institutions.

Director for International Partnerships, Hannah McNorton said, “We were delighted to welcome our visitors from Thammasat University. With potential areas of collaboration across a number of our schools and faculties, we are confident that these discussions will be of great value as we continue developing our partnership with this leading institution in Thailand”.

Also in July, Dr Afam Icha-Ituma, Director of Internationalisation, Linkages, Advancement and Global Ranking
from the Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI) visited us in Canterbury in order to explore the development of links for research degrees and capacity building in academic practice. This was in response to a recent delegation led by Dean of Internationalisation, Dr Manning, to Lagos in May this year.

Most recently, the University welcomed Prof Tang Ningyu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, SJTU, (China), who visited Kent on 24th July. During her stay Prof. Tang met with staff from Kent’s International Partnerships and International Recruitment Directorates as well as Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Science, Mark Heller, from Kent’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. It was a successful visit, with the added benefit of knowing continued discussions would take place with Dr. Manning currently paying a reciprocal visit to SJTU this week.

The University of Kent is committed to driving forward the development of a range of global partnership activity. We are proud of our excellent international reputation and of our interaction with partners overseas. For further information on the University’s international partnerships, please contact internationalpartnerships@kent.ac.uk