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)
- Stellenbosch University
- 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.