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Key University Partnerships

The University of Kentucky has joined with a small number of universities worldwide to cooperate on strategically important internationalization activities.  These key partnerships serve as platforms for new initiatives, expand opportunities for bilateral and multilateral collaboration, advance critically important institutional objectives, and accrue benefits not only to the partners themselves but also to our communities.    

Our key partners are located in regions of the world that are strategic priorities for the University of Kentucky.  They match UK in institutional breadth and quality, complement our strengths and expertise, share our goals for international cooperation, and are positioned to help UK continue to build its international reputation.  Many have historic ties to UK or to its faculty and alumni.

We cooperate with our key partners in scholarship and research, curriculum development, professional training, and student and scholar mobility, in order to build opportunities for University of Kentucky faculty, students, and staff, further the university’s strategic priorities, and serve the Commonwealth and citizens of Kentucky.  

The University of Kentucky's key university partners:

Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil)
Beijing Institutes of Life Science (China)
Jilin University (China)
Shanghai University (China)
Mekelle University (Ethiopia)
Manipal University (India)
Kufa University (Iraq)
Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)