Dajana Dzanovic

Universities UK International
Head of Strategic Partnerships


Dajana is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at Universities UK International. She is responsible for foresight activities related to international research funding as well as overseeing several international partnerships related contracts.


Dajana joined UUKi from Newcastle University where she led on the EU and International research funding activities, including advising senior managers on the implications of Brexit. Dajana was also responsible for managing RENKEI, a Japan-UK strategic partnership. Prior to this Dajana worked at Queen’s University Belfast and Durham University significantly contributing to the internationalisation and diversification of research funding. Dajana had the privilege of acting as a UK Research Office (UKRO, Brussels) subscriber representative from 2018 to 2020 and was an elect member of the UKRO Board during this period. 

Dajana holds a PhD in Astrophysics from Durham University and an MPhys from the University of Edinburgh.