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International Relations Office Mission and Values

Find out more about the IRO, what's important to us and how we aim to work with our students, staff, partners and colleagues around the world.


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The International Relations office help deliver the University's International Strategy, focusing on partnerships including international funding and supporting student mobility.

Our Mission

Cultivating purposeful international partnerships to enable the University of Bath to maximise global opportunities, reach and reputation.

Our Approach

Oversight and Growth

To maintain oversight of existing strategic international partnerships whilst encouraging growth and forge new international educational alliances and networks of relevance & mutually beneficial expertise.


To support the development of relevant and innovative opportunities that drive excellence in education and high impact research.


To promote our high impact research and excellence in teaching globally to increase reputation, attract research talent and connect institutional research with international policymaking and communities.


To nurture, develop and diversify high value education and research opportunities that aid student and staff transcultural competencies and global citizenship.

Our Values

We are:

Collaborative – Working with others to encourage and facilitate purposeful relationships in order to achieve shared goals.

Enabling – Providing opportunities for exploration and learning. Encouraging students to expand their employability, cultural awareness, and civic responsibility.

Open – An open and inclusive office, supporting and developing trusting relationships with our internal colleagues and external partners.

Agile – Ensuring flexibility and responsiveness to respond to the evolving internationalisation agenda and external context.

About the International Relations Office

The office is split into two teams; the Partnership Team and the Mobility Team.

The Partnerships Team The Partnerships team is responsible for managing our overseas strategic partnerships and academic networks and alliances in research and education. Providing expert advice for international higher education and research collaborations, they oversee agreements, coordinate the Global Chairs and FAPESP Funding Schemes and support capacity-building through transnational education and research training.

The Mobility Team The Mobility team co-ordinate and support international mobility activities, including Turing funding, short term overseas and exchange programmes. They provide information and guidance on applications for incoming and outgoing students.


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