Internationalisation is the University of Glasgow's process of engaging with the international community, to the benefit of students, scholars and employers. For employers, international experience is a highly valued graduate attribute.

The School of Interdisciplinary studies places internationalisation high on the agenda. We aim to extend our global reach to benefit our students and staff, and our wider local, national and global communities through the following projects:

  • Strategic university partnerships
  • Student mobility (study abroad and exchange)
  • International student placements and employability
  • Staff mobility
  • Recruiting international students

Signed MoUs and MoAs since 2014


  • Nankai University, China 
  • Udayana University, Bali Indonesia
  • Northland College, Wisconsin USA 
  • Kyushu University, Japan 

In Progress (Draft)

  • Green Mountain College
  • USM

New or Renewed Mobility Agreements since 2014


  • Northland College, Wisconsin USA
  • Kyushu University, Japan
  • Amsterdam University College
  • Helsinki University, Finland
  • Mainz University, Germany 

Unofficial Agreements

  • Link with Berlin International School offering placements for Year 3 and 4 MAPE students
  • Various links overseas for ESS placements

Countries/Institutions from here we have entertained Senior Academics since 2014

  • Various visitors to the End of Life Studies team from Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, USA
  • Nankai University, China (various visits re. 1+1 and JGS MSc)
  • Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (April 2015)
  • University of Georgia, Athens USA (June 2015, March 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Wageningen University, Netherlands, Lund University, Sweden and University of Bologna, Italy (March 2016) – re. Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters in Tourism
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang Malaysia (April 2016)
  • St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Canada (April 2016)
  • Radboud University, Netherlands and University of Bologna, Italy (May 2017) – re. possible Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters in Environmental Change
  • Tennessee Technological University, USA (October-November 2017)
  • Northland College, Wisconsin USA (November 2017)
  • Udayana University, Bali Indonesia (March 2018)
  • President University, West Java Indonesia (April 2018)
  • University of Minnesota, USA (August 2018)
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang Malaysia (August 2018)
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay, USA (August 2018)
  • National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Institute for Disaster Management (NIDM), British Council Pakistan- meeting held in Glasgow (August 2018)
  • Centre College, Kentucky USA (September 2018)
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta Indonesia (October 2018)
  • Higher School of Economics, Perm Russia (March 2019)
  • University of Malawi, via the National Centre for Resilience (May-June 2019)
  • Kyushu University, Fukuoka Japan (July 2019)
  • Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) and Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences (July 2019)

Countries/Institutions we have visited on School Business since 2014


  • Nankai University, China (various visits re. 1+1 Masters and JGS MSc)
  • Udayana University, Bali Indonesia (January 2015, August 2015, March-April 2017)
  • University of Georgia, Athens USA (May-June 2015)
  • Northland College, Wisconsin USA (May-June 2015, September 2019)
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta Indonesia (August 2015)
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang Malaysia (June 2018)
  • St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Canada (September 2018)
  • Amsterdam University College (Erasmus staff exchange, November 2014, May 2015)
  • Helsinki University, Finland (Erasmus staff exchange, March 2015, October 2016)
  • Berlin International School (annually in June since 2015)
  • Visits undertaken for various research projects, e.g.
    • End of Life Studies team visits to Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Lebanon, Norway, Spain, Uganda, USA
    • Work by Prof. Fabrice Renaud in China and Vietnam
    • Work by Dr Kasia Borkowska in Africa and the Philippines
        • Various visits overseas by colleagues giving papers at international conferences or working on international research collaborations