International Partnerships & Exchanges

International Partnerships & Exchanges

UMass Lowell has academic partnerships with 120 universities in 44 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North America and Australia. Our international collaborations and partnerships enhance the quality of education that we provide to our students. These partnerships offer our students meaningful and substantive international learning experiences, including traditional study abroad, research, internships and experiential learning.

View the list of UMass Lowell International partners, or view the map.

Partner Institutions and Directors

The University of Massachusetts system and UMass Lowell offer several Research study abroad programs. At UMass Lowell, a professor serves as Director of Partnerships for each country. 

The following is a list of existing UMass Lowell International partners. The list is organized in alphabetical order for each country (by continent) where the Partner Institution is located.

To find a location, you can click on the appropriate continent: Africa - Asia - Australia - Europe - Middle East - North America (Canada) - South America.


Country Director of Partnerships Partner Institutions
Kenya Ahmed Abdelal, Provost
  • University of Nairobi
Nigeria Oliver Ibe, Engineering
South Africa Charlotte Mandell, Provost's Office
Country Director of Partnerships Partner Institutions
Cambodia George Chigas, World Languages & Cultures
China Jed Wang, Computer Science
India Krishna Vedula, Provost's Office
  Supriya Chakrabarti, Physics
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
  • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
Japan Donald Pierson, Provost's Office
South Korea Minjeong Kim, Education
  • Yonsei University
  • Dongguk University
  • Chungbuk University
  • KAIST (pending)
  • Seoul National University (pending)
Macau Eve Buzawa, Criminal Justice
Taiwan Tzu Yang Yu
  • Chung Yuan Christian University
  • National Chung Hsin University
  • National Taipei University of Technology
Thailand Susan Woskie, Work Environment
  • Mahidol University
Vietnam Khanh Dinh, Psychology
  Director of Partnerships Partner Institutions
Queensland Eva Buzawa, Criminal Justice
Country Director of Partnerships Partner Institutions
Austria Kathryn Carter, Provost's Office
  • FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences
Czech Republic Jana Sladkova, Psychology
France Arno Minkkinen, Art
  • École Supérieure d'arts et medias de Caen/Cherbourg
Germany Robert Giles, Physics
Netherlands Andrew Harris, Criminal Justice
  • Avans University (pending)
Italy Monica Galizzi, Economics
Portugal Luis Falcón, Dean, Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • University of Lisbon
  • University of Minho (pending)
Russia Anna Yaroslavsky, Physics
Scotland James Byrne, Criminal Justice
Slovenia Ahmed Abdelal, Provost
Spain Maria Matz, World Languages & Studies
Ukraine Steve Pennell, Mathematics
Middle East
Country Director of Partnerships Partner Institutions
Egypt Ahmed Abdelal, Provost
Kuwait Kathryn Carter, Vice Provost for Graduate and International Affairs and Strategy
Lebanon Ahmed Abdelal, Provost
  • Beirut Arab University
  • Lebanese American University
Palestine Paula Rayman, Sociology
  • Birzeit University
  • An Najah University
United Arab Emirates Wael Kamal, Art
  • Sharjah University

North America

Country Director of Partnerships Partner Institutions
Canada - Quebec Carole Salmon, World Languages & Cultures
Mexico David Turcotte, Economics
  • University of Sonora
South America
Country Director of Partnerships Partner Institutions
Ecuador Laura Punnett, Work Environment
  • Technological University Equinoctial
Peru Maria Brunette, College of Health Sciences