In 2005, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and King’s College London signed agreements establishing the UNC-King’s Strategic Alliance. The alliance was initiated between UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and King’s School of Arts and Humanities and School of Social Science and Public Policy, and it continues to grow and include additional schools and disciplines campus-wide on both sides. The alliance has expanded to become one of the most fully fledged, ambitious partnerships between U.S. and U.K. universities, based on a shared research vision and excellence that contributes to high-quality teaching and learning programs.
Students from undergraduate and graduate levels at both universities take advantage of opportunities to study at the partnering institution in an increasing number of fields. The students also benefit from short-term visits, student-organized workshops, and joint PhD committees. Meanwhile, joint activity led by faculty members has grown from individual initiatives into broader collaboration including conferences, colloquia, joint research projects, and publications. A number of schools and departments on both campuses participate in the alliance, including Areas involved in the Alliance include classics, digital humanities, English, history, law, medieval studies, medical humanities, music, philosophy, political economy, religious studies, and war studies. Faculty and schools in the health affairs have also begun developing collaborations, including dentistry, medicine and public health, nursing, and pharmacy.