THE Top 200 most international unis

Date published: January 27, 2016

Salford ranked as one of the top 200 most international universities

We are delighted to announce that we have been named as one of the top 200 most international universities in the Times Higher Education league table.

The table is the most comprehensive global university ranking system in the world, as data is drawn from 800 institutions across the globe. Although there are a lot of indicators, two of the main considerations are the diversity of a University’s student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues – both of which Salford excel at.

We’d like to thank you for helping us to achieve this feat, as the international work of our students and the diversity of our student body – more than 3000 students from more than 100 countries study with us – helped us to feature in the table.

We have a proud international record that has seen us create partnerships with universities across the world such as Carnegie Mellon University, the Sri Lankan Imperial Institute of Higher Education and the Open University of Hong Kong. We also have students working on an International Global Cities digital technology project at the highly ranked Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in China and staff working in the Chenobyl exclusion zone with Ukranian Scientists to look at the way wildlife are responding to radiation. 

Some of the excellent international work that yourselves, our schools and staff do can be seen below:

School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences - partnership with Abu Dhabi Police to introduce a new juvenile rehabilitation scheme and therapeutic model, ongoing collaboration with Mountains of the Moon University, Uganda to develop midwifery and nursing degree programmes in Fort Portal and a Health Education England-funded project looking at developing ethical elective placements in Uganda, collaboration with the Open University Hong Kong (OUHK) with Health Sciences and its pioneering Dementia work.

School of Health Sciences - a groundbreaking psychology programme partnership with the OUHK, a podiatry collaboration with colleagues in Canada and major international foot health projects worldwide led by Professor Chris Nester.

Salford Business School - undergraduate programmes at Sentral College, Malaysia following successful delivery of programmes in Sri Lanka, a MOOC in Digital Marketing with 14,000 students from a range of countries, a long-standing partnership with Robert Kennedy College in Zurich.

School of Environment & Life Sciences - the work of Dr Mike Wood in the Chernobyl exclusion zone looking at how wildlife respond to radiation; Dr Stephen Parnell on citrus and olive tree diseases in the USA and Europe; Dr Jean Boubli and Prof Rob Young with colleagues in Brazil on biodiversity and conservation (including the discovery of new species of primates), and Prof Mike Rogan and Emeritus Professor Phil Craig with colleagues in China and Kyrgyzstan on surveillance and control of an important parasitic infection.

School of Computing, Science and Engineering - research on digital libraries and historical documents with 25 partners including many of the world's leading libraries, novel programmes such as the MSc in Robotics and Automation and the MSc in Aerospace Engineering with french partners, a Doctoral Training Network "SMART-E" funded by the European Commission, research on solar cells with the University of Tokyo and leading on a Euro-Palestinian initiative to create the nation's first higher degree in Electrical Engineering.

School of the Built Environment - ranked 39 in the World according to QS World Rankings, one of the largest postgraduate built environment programmes in the world, strategic relationships with the Chinese Academy of Building Research and the world-renowned Energy House.

School of Arts & Media - consultancy and staff development to support transformational change at public broadcaster RTM in Malaysia, three Salford graduates now teaching fashion in Ningbo, whose College also organises internships for our students. Salford is also teaching part of its brand-new 3+1 digital media programme in China, several partnership with universities in the United States developing exciting student mobility and joint project opportunities as well as attracting american students to Salford on the Salford Semester Study Abroad Sceme.

The University of Salford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Marshall said: “Being named one of the world’s most International Universities is a tremendous achievement.  We are very proud that people come from right across the world to become part of our University community and that we are an outward facing institution that works collaboratively with colleagues across the globe.”

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