International links

The Centre has unrivalled links with both the international industry and universities in other countries. We have a range of placements in other countries, carry out consultancy and training work around the world, and have alumni in many countries.

We run international field trips for our students, with a regular trip to the Bologna Children's Book Fair - as well as to Boekenweek (Book Week) in Amsterdam. Staff members have been invited speakers at many international conferences, both industry and academic, around the world. The By the Book research conference is held each year in Europe, organized by the Centre with partners in Vienna and Ljubljana.

We have partnerships with the following universities in Europe:

  • HTWK Leipzig
  • Université de Paris Ouest
  • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • University of Osijek, Croatia
  • De Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Ionian University, Corfu

We have sent students on internships to Elsevier in Amsterdam, as well as to the International Labour Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.

We have run trade missions to both India and China, with support  from UK Trade & Investment, and carried out training work in both countries.

We have run regular training programmes for Chinese publishers, as well as a summer school in Oxford.

The Centre has run training workshops in the United Arab Emirates, and carried out consultancy work around a start-up project in the UAE, and training work in Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa.

A large consultancy was carried out for USAID, the government agency providing economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide, around their publications programme.