Partner universities

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The University of Leeds is a global institution, ranked in the top 100 universities in the world. At the heart of our outlook is a commitment to forge partnerships with other leading institutions, to collaborate on ground-breaking research and provide unique opportunites for students.  

In the top 100 universities in the world.


Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) - Leeds Joint School

The Joint Engineering School, hosted at South West Jiao Tong University is our flagship international partnership. It’s an exemplar of how two high-achieving institutions can collaborate to create new teaching, research and student experience opportunities.  The SWJTU-Leeds Joint School, based in Chengdu, offers a dedicated UK-Chinese engineering curriculum and is the first overseas School to be set up by the University of Leeds. 

Transnational Education (TNE)

The Faculty has a number of further partnership agreements with leading colleges and universities, covering specific degree programmes across each our Schools. These partnerships each have their own characteristics but are united in providing students with a transnational experience. By investing in these partnerships we strive to attract and engage with high-quality students from diverse backgrounds, and equip them to succeed in a globalized workplace.

Amrita University
Beihang University
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) - Computing
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) - Electronic and Electrical Engineering
China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT)
China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB)
Hindustan University (HU)
INTI International University & Colleges
Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT)
North China Electric Power University (NCEPU)
Northern Consortium (NCUK)
Shandong University (SDU)
Shanxi University (SXU)
Sichuan University (SCU)
Southeast University (SEU)
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
Taylor’s University
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET)
UK China Universities Consortium on Engineering Education and Research
Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (UAI)
TRIBOS+ and Green TRIBOS  (University of Ljubljana; University of Coimbra; Lulea Univeriity of Technology) 
Wuhan University of Technology (WUT)
Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT)

The University also a number of agreements with Latin American funding agencies to provide support for Masters and PhD students. Read more.  

Leeds has a truly global outlook, building powerful global partnerships with researchers, universities and other organisations across the world

Professor Hai-Sui Yu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Our International Market Development team provides support to the University in developing and maintaining partnerships. Organisations wishing to enquire about partnering with Leeds should email the team via: