The University of Bristol is committed to building a global reputation in higher education and research. We will continue to improve our strong record of international collaboration and partnership across our teaching and research base.
GW4 is an alliance which combines the intellectual capacity and physical resources of the four leading research-intensive universities in the South West of England and Wales: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.
The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a global partnership of research-intensive universities. The WUN alliance exists to make significant advances in knowledge and understanding in areas of current global concern. By fostering and encouraging collaboration between members, WUN brings together the experience, resources and expertise necessary to address the challenges and opportunities currently facing societies, governments, business and education.
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Established in 1913, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s oldest association of international universities. It is also one of the largest, with over 500 members from Commonwealth countries. The ACU’s mission is to serve member institutions by advancing international co-operation and understanding in higher education, and by providing a broad range of services and facilities.
An association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard. The Coimbra Group is committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote, for the benefit of its members, internationalisation, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society.
Santander Universities, part of the Banco Santander group, is the world’s only long-term strategic partnership between a bank and universities. It is based on the conviction that the best way of contributing to growth and economic and social progress is through higher education and research.