Our global networks

Nottingham Trent University is involved with many networks including the University Alliance and the Midlands Engine – find out more on this page.

In addition to our international academic partnerships, NTU benefits from being a member of a number of UK and global academic networks.

University Alliance

As a member of University Alliance, NTU is part of a UK association of technical and professional universities with a mission to drive growth and innovation in Britain's cities and regions through research, teaching and enterprise activity, with a particular focus on links with business and industry and applied research with real-world impact.

NTU is the lead partner in the Doctoral Training Alliance in Applied Biosciences for Health. The programme builds on the research strengths and industry-focused ethos of Alliance universities, and aims to produce independent, highly employable researchers with the expertise and skills in strategically important research areas. It also offers fully funded postgraduate programmes, an expert network of support and improved employment opportunities for PhD researchers.

Midlands Engine

The Midlands Engine initiative looks to make the East and West Midlands regions an engine for growth for the UK economy and is supported by universities, business, local authorities and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Midlands Enterprise Universities is a partnership of seven entrepreneurial universities working together to support the Midlands Engine for Growth by driving productivity through skills, innovation and enterprise. As fellow members of the Midlands Engine, NTU is working with Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council to develop long-term sustainable academic, civic, business and cultural partnerships in China.

Santander Universities

NTU is proud to be part of the International Santander Universities Network. We are working together to support higher education by providing funding for scholarships, grants and internships. Our work with this network is one of the many ways in which we are realising our strategic aims to create opportunities, value ideas and enrich society.

Talloires Network

NTU is an Engaged Member of The Talloires Network, an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. The Talloires Network advocates for expansion of civic engagement activities and promotes the most promising practices from its members and others in the field of higher education.

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