Students graduating from LU Ghana

Global Lancaster

Our primary strategic goal is to establish Lancaster University as a global leader in higher education. We define global leadership as being a ‘go to’ university for research and teaching that transform lives, communities, practices and thinking in countries across the globe.

Global Partnerships

Lancaster is constantly developing partnerships across the world to ensure it delivers teaching that takes students to the frontiers of knowledge and produces graduates who can compete in a global job market.

Lancaster has four strategic partnerships teaching validated Lancaster degrees overseas in Ghana, China, Malaysia and, most recently, Germany:

Lancaster University Leipzig

Lancaster University's first campus in mainland Europe is in Leipzig, Germany.

As part of its first phase of development, our Leipzig campus will offer four Lancaster accredited Bachelor of Science programmes taught by the University, and a University accredited foundation programme operated by our partners Navitas.

Lancaster University Leipzig

Lancaster University Ghana

The first British university branch campus in Ghana allows students across Africa to access Lancaster's academic excellence in teaching and research on the African continent.

Lancaster University Ghana

Sunway University, Malaysia

Sunway University and Lancaster University established an academic partnership in 2006. Under this institutional arrangement, students are able to study on a range of undergraduate degree schemes and graduate from both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

There are travel opportunities for Lancaster Students to visit Malaysia.

Sunway University

Lancaster University College - Beijing Jiaotong University, China

A joint institute with highly ranked partner Beijing Jiaotong University. Located in Weihai, Shandong province. Graduates receive a degree from both institutions and a joint academic transcript.

There are travel opportunities for Lancaster University students to visit our Weihai campus.

Lancaster University College - Beijing Jiaotong University

Access and Articulation Programmes

In collaboration with our partner universities and colleges overseas, we also have a variety of access and articulation programmes which give students in their home country access to study on degree schemes at our Lancaster campus in the UK.

More information about these programmes can be found here.


World Leading Research

Our researchers are collaborating across the world to find the answers to global questions affecting us all. 

Search our definitive research database.

How did galaxies like our own Milky Way form and evolve across the last 13 billion years? This video highlights just one of our world leading research partnerships that stretch across the globe. Hear more stories from our international research partnerships on our youtube channel below.

Global research video

A Campus Touching Every Continent

Students from over one hundred countries make up our diverse campus. Our community extends far beyond this though: through business partnerships, our alumni network and stakeholders in our regional communities. Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality and diversity. Our promotion of global values ensures Lancaster is a welcoming environment for international students and staff.

Your Global stories

Follow our students, staff and alumni as they continue to build upon Lancaster's already thriving global network. Share your own story with the world using the #LUGlobal hashtag.