Our Global Alliance is establishing links with leading universities
around the world. So far we have signed partnership agreements with
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, India, and the University of
Konstanz in south-west Germany. Like Essex, our Global Alliance partners are
renowned for their research excellence and commitment to high-quality
Our Global Alliance partners
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
- Received Mother Teresa International Award for best
university in 2011.
- Recognised centres of excellence in the social sciences
include historical studies; social systems; political
studies; economic studies and planning; and regional
- Other centres of excellence in the sciences include
physical sciences, life sciences and environmental sciences.
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University of Konstanz
- Konstanz is home to more than 10,000 students from more
than 92 countries.
- Researchers from Konstanz have won the Gottfried Wilhelm
Leibniz prize, worth €2.5 million, no less than six times.
- The University opened in 1966 and like Essex was
inspired by new approaches to studying and teaching.
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Our approach to the Global Alliance
Our strategic vision is to be a powerful regional university with global impact.
As part of this our Global Alliance is seeking out universities with overlapping and
complementary research interests. We also want to use our Global Alliance to develop
new opportunities for students to study abroad and establish joint educational
Our first agreement with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, was
signed in 2010 and the second with the University of Konstanz in south-west Germany
was signed in 2011.
We want to continue to expand our Global Alliance further and develop even closer
links with our partners as the alliance progresses.
Delegations from Essex and JNU have already taken part in exchange visits involving
academics from Language and Linguistics, Philosophy, Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies,
East 15 Acting School, Essex Business School, Law and the Human Rights Centre.