Aktiv deltakelse på den europeiske arenaen er en viktig strategisk prioritering for NMBU. Universitetet deltar i et førtitalls prosjekter i Horisont Europa, inkludert et ERC Synergy-prosjekt. I tillegg deltar NMBU i en rekke ERA-net, JPI'er, COST, Erasmus+ og andre europeiske programmer.
NMBU participated in 16 NORHED - I projects (2013 - 2020) and was involved as second Norwegian partner in two other projects. In addition, NMBU was partner in three projects that fell under the NORHED Energy and Petroleum programme administered by NTNU. These also ended in 2020. One NORHED project continues until 2021 (see list below).