The power of collaboration

At Swansea University, we believe in the power of collaboration. We started life as a University working for the benefit of local business and industry, and we still do, with great effect, but over the years, we have extended our remit and we now work with some of the best minds in some of the most prestigious institutions all over the world.  Our partnership aims include solving societal issues, enhancing the economy, improving industry, understanding and reducing climate change, and improving people’s lives through health research. 

International research

International research is key to achieving our goals within strategic development, and has multiple benefits: it allows for the production of international joint publications, facilitates staff development, and allows us to share world-class facilities.

Our highly-successful International Strategic Partnerships have allowed us to form excellent academic networks, resulting in joint grant applications, conferences and journal submissions.  We are able to benefit from state-of-the-art facilities based at our partner institutions including those at Universitie Grenoble Aples, and the universities within our Texas Strategic Partnership, and furthering strategic engagement by being part of the Jiangsu–UK 20+20 World-Class University Consortium.

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Enhancing the global economy through collaboration

Collaborative working with key local industries has been a major part of our success story over the last century. Today, our research has impact on every continent; from projects with The Public Health Agency of Sweden, to the Japan Bioassay Research Center; our research is making a difference across the world.

We place enormous value on diversity of opinion and we believe working with others is the best way to find solutions and explore new ideas. We are also passionate about working closely with charities and governments, to explore how to help those at risk in society, and influence policy to protect them.

Read some of our case studies to see how our research is seeking to improve lives across the world. 

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Our advantageous location

Perfectly positioned next to the sea, and close to Tata Steel Port Talbot, our location allows us to demonstrate some of our world leading research in steel and blue economy. We also work closely with the Swansea Bay University Health Board undertaking ground-braking research in medicine and health sciences. Jointly working with SME’s and global companies has resulted in helping in the development of greener, cleaner, smarter steel, saving the industry money and lessening the impact on the environment.