Imperial College London


Central FacultyInternational Relations Office

Head of the International Relations Office



+44 (0)20 7594 6836m.mcternan




Faculty BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Michael is responsible for supporting the development of academic partnerships in Europe. He also coordinates Imperial College London's engagement in international research and innovation networks (The League of European Research Universities and The Global Tech Alliance).

This work involves relationship-building with University leaders, collaborating peer institutions, and senior diplomatic representatives for Science, Education and Innovation from European governments and the EU institutions.

Prior to his time at Imperial, Michael worked on developing international research and knowledge exchange partnerships at the University of Strathclyde. Before that, Michael held a senior leadership role at a leading international thinktank and network, focused on bringing together politicians, policymakers, business leaders, public service professionals, and academic researchers.

Contact Michael for:

  • Information about Imperial's international engagement with European partners  and the Science and Innovation Landscape in Europe.
  • Briefings on the political/HE context in countries across Europe.
  • Advice and support for incoming or outgoing visits to Europe.
  • Information about Imperial’s engagement with the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the Global Tech Alliance.