Key contacts for European partnerships and activities.

Dr Chad Damro - Dean International for Europe

Chad Damro

International Dean

Based in Edinburgh, Chad liaises with colleagues across the University, promotes European research and teaching collaborations, participates in academic associations and engages with governments.

Helen McMillan

Helen McMillan

Regional Director

Based in Edinburgh, Helen is responsible for devising the University's regional plan for Europe. She works with colleagues across the University to co-ordinate European activities and engagement.

Alan Kennedy

Alan Kennedy

Partnerships Manager

Based in Edinburgh, Alan is responsible for supporting the development and management of the University’s partnerships and engagement with leading institutions and networks across Europe. He supports the regional director in delivering University's regional plan for Europe.

Regional brief

Learn more about our European community, connections and partnerships by reading our regional brief (PDF).


Student recruitment

The International Recruitment Team, (based in Student Recruitment and Admissions) undertakes European student recruitment.

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Entry requirements

We have a dedicated area for entry requirements, which translates UK requirements into local qualifications.

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European exchanges contacts

We have over 1,000 exchange links, including a huge range of European partners.

Signe Olander manages the European exchange programme.

Contact Signe Olander 

Find out more about European Exchanges

Strategic partnerships

We remain committed to playing a strong role in European teaching, research and innovation collaborations in the post-Brexit era. Amongst our many European collaborations and alliances across research, we have developed a series of deeper bilateral partnerships to support our continued engagement.

  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Helsinki
  • KU Leuven
  • Leiden University

Una Europa

An alliance of eight leading global research universities of which University of Edinburgh is proud to be a member. Una Europa brings together a community of 415,000 students and 68,000 staff. Its mission is to create a truly European inter-university environment.


Over 15,000 University of Edinburgh alumni live and work across mainland Europe. The University has a number of active alumni groups who organise regular events throughout the year.

University centres

Dashkova Centre

The Centre’s mission is to advance knowledge in the field of Russian language studies and to foster a broader understanding of Russia through research, academic training, and knowledge exchange.

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Europa Institute

The Institute is a multi-disciplinary research centre devoted brings together world-class scholars to study the governance, institutions, law and policies of the European Union.

Department of European Languages and Cultures (DELC)

This department is dedicated to the teaching of European languages, offering a very broad range of languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Catalan.