We contribute to The University of Manchester’s internationalisation agenda in a variety of ways. Our researchers:
- study a world of cities in order to make a contribution to the advancement of more global urban studies.
- partner with business, civil society, local government, and third sector organisations in cities to co-produce knowledge.
- present their findings at conferences, seminars and workshops in cities around the world.
- lead on projects with a number of partner academic organisations from around the world.
- write their work with co-authors from cities around the world.
- come from cities around the world to work together at the Manchester Urban Institute (MUI).
Many of our largest research projects are collaborative efforts with partner academic and non-academic organisations, with the MUI a base from which to nurture and to support these associations and relationships. Examples include:
- Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting sustainable development in metropolitan regions of China
We also have a small number of strategic partners with whom researchers have longer-standing relationships, involving working across multiple research projects:
- Asian Urbanisms, National University of Singapore
- Future Cities, University of Melbourne
- Institute of Future Cities, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
- The City Institute, York University
- The School of Cities, University of Toronto
- Urban Theory Lab, Harvard University
We are also working with international partners to host the Summer Institute in Urban Studies which, in 2018, was hosted at the National University of Singapore (NUS). SIUS 2020, due to take place in Toronto, had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however this is now due to take place in Summer 2021.
Cities visited in 2018/19
Understandably, the COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a quiet year for travel although our researchers and academics have continued to engage with colleagues and audiences in cities around the world via video conferencing.
The below map shows where MUI academics visited in the 2018/19 academic year.
United Kingdom (UK)
- Cambridge, UK
- St Petersburg
- The Hague
Rest of the World
- Atlanta (USA)
- Cambridge, MA
- Cape Town
- Cartagena, Colombia
- Hong Kong
- Mexico City
- New Orleans
- New York
- San Diego
- San Jose (USA)
- Sao Carlos
- Sao Paulo
- Washington DC