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International collaboration

Educational Partnerships

RUC provides exchange opportunities for around 200 students a year, partners with universities across the globe for mutual staff and student exchange, and offers joint degree programmes in close collaboration with other higher education institutions.


The EU’s Erasmus+ programme provides opportunities for millions of individuals to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

Bilateral agreements

RUC has entered into partnership agreements on student exchange with a number of universities outside Europe, giving students the opportunity to gain global experience without having to pay tuition fees.

Joint Programmes

RUC currently participates in two joint Master’s programmes, an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree and a Nordic Master:

Networks and alliances

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European Reform University Alliance

The partners in the European Reform University Alliance will create a network based on shared goals and values, such as interdisciplinary and critical thinking in research, learning and teaching, and institutional development. The alliance will also help to ensure the exchange of innovative teaching and learning methods, just as the collaboration will promote student mobility by flexible learning pathways across Europe.

The ambition is to create a community for students and staff - both physically and virtually - across universities in different countries and to educate a new generation of creative Europeans able to collaborate across languages, borders and disciplines to find new solutions to the great societal challenges of our time. The alliance is supported by the European Commission.

News about ERUA

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Critical Edge Alliance

A global collaborative framework for universities that focus on student-centred learning, critical thinking, interdisciplinary learning, teaching and research, and social engagement. The Critical Edge Alliance aims to continue, develop and renew these traditions through collaboration among institutions that consider themselves as alternatives to conventional higher education and that are committed to progressive and innovative forms of learning, teaching and research.

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Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research

A partnership established in 2010 between all eight universities in Denmark, the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). The Centre provides a joint platform for cooperation to foster links in education and research and increase mobility of students and researchers between Denmark and China. 

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University of the Arctic

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach, we enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships.


Ranked 101-150 in the Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings

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