Manchester Metropolitan University

Global Connections

We work successfully in partnership with institutions and sponsors across the globe.

Global in our outlook, we are well connected through partnerships with UK and international organisations.

Our staff are developing deeper and more productive partnerships in many key markets around the world to broaden our reach and influence in learning, teaching and knowledge exchange.

Our research is rated as internationally excellent with proven impact on the economy, society, culture, public policy and quality of life. Our expertise in a wide range of research areas enables us to develop valuable knowledge exchange partnerships and research partnerships with many other universities worldwide.

Each year, we invite distinguished academics to come to Manchester as visiting professors to conduct lectures and seminars for our staff and students. We host a number of international conferences and have joint research and consultancy projects with networks of universities across Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Asia.

These global connections allow us to build a diverse higher education network in order to reach new students and provide invaluable opportunities to our UK students.

Collaborative partners

Perm State University, Russian Federation
We have a long-standing relationship with Perm State University in Russia Federation, where we run a winter school for their economics students, who come to study with us each February. We also deliver an MSc Project Management to Russian students of the same university.

The University of Hong Kong, HKU SPACE, China
We share a memorandum of understanding with the University of Hong Kong to jointly deliver an MSc Digital Marketing Communications.

Wuhan University, China

We share a number of joint initiatives with Wuhan University including exchange of researchers, joint research workshops and seminars and a one-term study exchange programme for their MBA students to study at the Business School.


Student exchange

International PhD exchange

Our Centre of International Business and Innovation is the lead institution in the International PhD Exchange Programme with European universities including:

  • University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • University of Sienna, Italy
  • University of Murcia, Spain
  • University of Agder, Norway.

Incoming student exchange
Our undergraduate International Business programme welcomes over 70 exchange students each year from around the world. Students have the option to join the programme for the full academic year or come for one term. Students can pick from a wide selection of classes offered from our Management, Marketing, Operations and Digital Business, and Accounting, Finance and Economics departments.
We also have partnership agreements with colleges around the world, through which students can progress smoothly, and with the full support of both their college and the Business School, to complete honours degrees in Manchester.

Outgoing student exchange
Undergraduate students of the Business School can choose to study at one of our partner universities in Europe through the Erasmus+ programme, or travel further to study abroad at one of our worldwide partners in Australia, the USA, China, Malaysia or Japan.

Find out more about our exchange partners

International Buddy Scheme

The International Buddy Scheme supports international students settling into their new life abroad and helps develop the global mindset of all our Manchester Met students. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain a greater understanding of diverse cultures and broader worldview.

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Celebrating our global diversity

Our inaugural International Diversity Fair and International Diversity Dinner brought together students and staff to celebrate our global student population. These events gave visitors a wonderful insight into the countries that our students call “home” and an opportunity to share our connectivity and embrace our diversity.

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