International Academic Collaborations

A photograph of the senior staff signing the Memorandum of Understanding at Utrecht University

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Utrecht University and WRoCAH in March 2018

PhD researchers in the 21st century are part of a global research community. The AHRC is determined to ensure that all its funded researchers have the opportunity to explore their role as citizens in that global community during their PhD.

WRoCAH is very pleased to be working closely with two European universities to give our students the opportunity to work with researchers from another research culture and to start two-way dialogue to better understand where research strands intersect and where the opportunity for collaboration and shared learning exist.

Logo of Utrecht University

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University in The Netherlands is home to four broad areas of Humanities research: History and Art History; Languages, Literature and Communication; Media and Culture Studies, and Philosophy and Religious Studies. They are especially keen to develop links with White Rose researchers to offer a richer international research network for their relatively small PhD research community, which already has a strong focus on academic professionalisation and developing personal effectiveness.

Logo of the University of Aarhus

A much younger university, Aarhus University in Denmark, was founded in 1928. Its Faculty of Arts hosts a vast number of research centres organised into three schools: the Danish School of Education; School of Communication and Culture, and the School of Culture and Society. Interdisciplinarity is central to the Aarhus research culture as a way of tackling the increasingly complex challenges facing the world.

Opportunities for WRoCAH students

WRoCAH students will have the opportunity to spend up to a month at either university, embedding themselves in a new research culture. These could be collaborative trips with researchers working in similar research areas, or desk swapping with PhD researchers from those institutions who would like to spend some time embedded in a UK university.

These partnerships should make it easy for WRoCAH researchers to give a global context and outlood to your research as well as giving you the opportunity to engage with other rich research cultures beyond the UK.