In order to deliver on our vision and ambition to link Irish science with industry and society through excellence in research, education and outreach in gastrointestinal health, the APC collaborates widely. The scope of our research is broad and requires collaboration with the best scientific groups and industry around the world. International student exchange, visiting fellowships and visiting scientist programmes are central to promoting the type of environment we strive to maintain at the APC. This also implies continued growth and expansion of critical mass, resources and facilities. The APC collaborates with all the universities in Ireland and many leading Universities in Europe, Canada, USA and China.