Business has no borders
We are part of a dynamic community that unites opportunities, people and cultures – a growing influence on a global scale. Our global reach is reflected in our truly international student body, with 94 nationalities represented throughout the University.
International partners and alumni network
We have a variety of established and active alumni branches across the world. Our global networks provide our alumni community with an opportunity to get together (physically or virtually) to network, learn and develop through an engaging calendar of events.
Our wide network of international alumni and partner institutions are working together to raise business standards around the world from Boston, USA to Monash, Australia.
Together with our partners we work on innovative research collaborations, dual degree programmes and deliver unique student projects though Global Experience Opportunity (GEO).
View the details of our international partners and alumni network by clicking the drop downs below.
University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics & Business (FEB)University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics & Business (FEB)
We run three dual degree programmes with the University of Groningen FEB:
- Advanced International Business Management MA, MSc
- Advanced International Business Management and Marketing MSc, MSc
- Operations Management MSc, MSc
The University is also an ERASMUS student exchange partner. Students on the Economics undergraduate programme at either the Business School or Groningen FEB can study their second year at the other university.
Groningen FEB is also an active partner in our GEO programme. Through GEO they run seven internship programmes. This year, students did internships in India, Tanzania, Rwanda and the UK. Students on the internships work with organisations including the Tata Group, Federation of Small Businesses, and India’s National Institute of Securities Markets.
Boston University Questrom School of BusinessBoston University Questrom School of Business
Boston University Questrom School of Business has our partner since 2013. Since then, they have engaged with us on a number of different internship and business case competition initiatives.
Through GEO, we run eight summer internship programmes with Boston University students in India, Singapore and the UK. Our interns work with companies such as the Reserve Bank of India, Bharti Foundation, DHL, Thomas Swan & Co. and the Federation of Small Businesses.
We also work with Questrom School of Business on student case competitions, including the annual Transatlantic Case Competition. This competition requires students from both institutions to work collaboratively across time zones and continents to solve a problem posed by a global business.
Our MBA students have also participated in Questrom School of Business's Net Impact Case competition. They were tasked with providing a solution for a real-world issue that the EMC Sustainability team were facing.
Academic Collaboration Network
ACN was established by the Susilo Institute for Ethics in a Global Economy. It is a unique global faculty community designed to advance business ethics research, teaching and practice.
Institutes within ACN collaborate on research, teaching and outreach activities relating to business ethics. There is an annual conference which allows the network to meet. The first of these conferences took place in May 2015 in Indonesia.
The prestige of the ACN network and the potential for collaboration will help us in our development of multilateral alliances across the globe.
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-Ahmedabad)Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-Ahmedabad)
We have built a relationship with IIM-Ahmedabad, which is consistently rated India’s top business school.
We have since extended our GEO internship programme to include students from IIM-Ahmedabad. They will work alongside students from Boston and Newcastle on projects with India’s Self-Employed Women’s Association.
IIM-Ahmedabad is also a member of Boston University’s Academic Collaboration Network.
We work with IIM-Ahmedabad to develop joint research in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. We are also in discussion with IIM-Ahmedabad about producing collaborative case studies on sustainability and business ethics.
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D)
As part of a wider University strategic partnership, we are developing a relationship with IIT-D.
IIT-D is one of India’s seven Institutes of Technology created as Centres of Excellence for higher training, research and development in science, engineering and technology in India.
We also work with IIT-D on joint research in the areas of logistics and supply chain management.
Monash University Business SchoolMonash University Business School
Our relationship with Monash has developed from long-standing collaborative research, including inter-disciplinary research with the Medical Schools at both Monash University and Newcastle University.
We work with Monash on a variety of research, including:
- the integration and information aspects of public policy
- the challenges of information and measurement in local governance
- the role of information and information systems in higher education
- operations management in the emerging regenerative health industry
- health economics
We have developed a relationship with the Australian Centre for Financial Studies which has now been taken over by Monash University. Our mutual research interests include pensions transparency in financial services and sustainable finance’
Professor Greg Bamber from Monash University Business School is also a one of our visiting Professors.
Xiamen University School of Management (XMU)Xiamen University School of Management (XMU)
We play a strong role in the development of the wider University’s strategic partnership with XMU. Our partnership dates back to 2006. An Institutional Memorandum of Understanding was signed in May 2013 covering teaching, research and cultural engagement.
We’ve hosted several visits from XMU, including a visit from the Dean of the School in November 2014. In addition, several members of our faculty have visited XMU.
Since 2014 we have worked collaboratively with XMU through the GEO programme.
Each year we send a group of four of our students on four week-long summer internships in Xiamen. We’re currently working with organisations in Xiamen such as Kodak and Linde.
We welcome students from XMU to Newcastle to work on meaningful projects in the region. They work with organisations including Thomas Swan & Co and the Federation of Small Businesses. The Xiamen students work alongside students from Newcastle, Boston and Groningen Universities.
We are leading on one of eight cross-university research themes; 'China in the Global Economy', led by DR Matt Flynn.
The theme focuses on two challenges facing China and the UK:
- The impact and rapid growth of high technology led economies.
- Meeting the challenge of ageing populations.
Alongside XMU, we hold joint conferences about these research themes. The first of these; 'China in the Global Economy', took place in Xiamen in September 2015.
The purpose was to bring together faculty members from the two universities who have an interest in collaborating on funded research, sharing information and data, and joint publications.