With the vision to promote criminology locally and globally, the centre has established extensive connections and partnerships with international institutions.

Centre for Criminology

Oxford University, UK


The Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford and the Centre for Criminology at The University of Hong Kong are pleased to announce the launch of a staff-student exchange programme in Criminology. The programme is intended to facilitate short informal research visits by staff (including postdoctoral fellows) and postgraduate students for the purposes of fostering research collaborations. Visitors undertaking research projects from a global or comparative perspective in the following areas are particularly encouraged: border crossing and border control; the city; gender and sexuality; media and technologies; drugs; crime and the family; criminal justice and policy. Visitors will be provided with a workspace (where possible), access to relevant facilities, and a host/mentor if appropriate. Depending on the timing of their visit, visitors may also have the opportunity to deliver an informal seminar on their research at the partner institution. Click here for more information.

International Criminological Research Unit (ICRU)

University of Liverpool


We have established a formal international advisory link with the International Criminological Research Unit (ICRU) – International Reference Group, at University of Liverpool. We contribute to events hosted by ICRU, engage in research collaborations and/or provide periodic advice and guidance.


Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR)

University of Glasgow


The Centre for Criminology is delighted to be an international partner of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR). The SCCJR is a partnership between Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh and Strathclyde Universities in Scotland with a mission to make a difference — both in advancing our academic disciplines and in constructively contributing to public debate and policy and practice development in relation to crime and criminal justice. More specifically, the SCCJR aims to:

  • Produce high quality, internationally recognised research in relation to crime and criminal justice;
  • Advance understanding of crime and criminal justice through theoretical, empirical and applied research;
  • Work with communities, policy makers and the wider public to collaboratively build just societies;
  • Support the development criminological research capacity across Scotland and provide an inclusive forum for this regardless of SCCJR membership.


We look forward to working with our international partners in Scotland and other leading criminological research centres around the world, including the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto; Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo; Leuven Institute of Criminology, University of Leuven; and the Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

We have established a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC). We engage in research collaborations in the areas of mutual interests as well as cooperative seminars, workshops and other academic activities.