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Global Hubs of Practice

Our Hubs of Practice have established an innovative ecosystem of global knowledge and cross-sectoral practice networks. Since they came into being in 2015/16, the unique way in which they have operated has facilitated the mobility of assets, people and capital, and created specialised clusters of knowledge and talent, that have generated impact and raised the profile of the BU brand.

To date we have founded three Hubs of Practice in key regions around the world: Connect India Hub; ASEAN Hub; and China Innovation Hub. A few highlights of the projects and work that the respective Hubs have supported to date include:

China Innovation Hub (CIH): Chinese Football Coaching Project– For the last 3 years, BU, alongside partners AFC Bournemouth and the Dorset FA, have delivered a three-month training programme to more than 180 Chinese football coaches, generating circa £500k per year.

Connect India: Aftershock Nepal – A BU-led journalistic intervention into the humanitarian crisis in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake, saw 38 students and 7 staff members across three nations experiencing and first-hand the issues and challenges of crisis reporting.

ASEAN Hub: A Healthcare Consortium – A new partnership is being developed with several ASEAN partners to generate co-production partnerships and research and development opportunities that will help establish future healthcare solutions locally and for the wider international healthcare markets and facilitate international projects which support the transfer and application of expertise, knowledge and skills.

Each of our Hubs is aligned geographically with our Global Festivals of Learning and actively supports these events which celebrate BU’s unique blend of education, research and professional practice – known as Fusion – on a global stage.

If you would like to work with us as an anchor or support partner for our current or future Hubs of Practice, or to find out more, contact us at