Partnerships in the Department of Applied Sciences
We are proud to work with a range of local, national and international stakeholders and partners to deliver professional education which meets individual and workforce needs.
Bristol Zoo partnership
UWE Bristol have been working very successfully with Bristol Zoo for over 10 years, and this has grown into a strong and mutually beneficial partnership that has seen the successive development of two undergraduate courses (FdSc Integrated Wildlife Conservation; BSc Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science) and one postgraduate course (MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice). These courses are delivered jointly at Bristol Zoo and UWE Bristol and continue to attract high numbers of students.
Discussions are now underway regarding the development of another joint MSc degree in Primatology/Primate Conservation, as well as joint supervision of MSci students and MRes projects, so the partnership continues to go from strength to strength. Together, UWE Bristol and Bristol Zoo have also successfully gained external funding for joint research projects.
A recent example of this is the collaborative Western lowland gorilla conservation project in Equatorial Guinea. The team have recently been awarded $32,000 from National Geographic Society’s grant. This award, along with the Arcus Foundation grant that they received, brings the total funds raised by the collaborative (Zoo:DAS) team for the project to $97,000, which is enough to cover all field activities until September 2021.
- International University - VNU-HCM, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
- Taylors University, Malaysia
- Ryerson university, Canada
- Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA
- University of Antananarivo in Madagascar