The university has a long tradition of cooperation with institutions in South Africa and Indonesia and to a lesser extent South Korea. The following strategic partner institutions are a result of this:
STT Jakarta (Jakarta)
Duta Wacana Christian University (Yogyakarta)
University of Pretoria
Intensive research cooperation is in place especially the South African partner institutions, with whom a yearly consultation is being organised.
Recently the university has been developing joint doctorate programmes with theses strategic partners in Indonesia and South Africa.