University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Why Study at University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Brief Introduction

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is an overseas campus of The University of Nottingham, situated in the city of Ningbo in the coastal province of Zhejiang, near Shanghai, China. The university was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China, in 2004, with the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is run by The University of Nottingham (UK) with cooperation from Zhejiang's Wanli Education Group. The University of Nottingham's other overseas campus, established in 2000, is in Semenyih, Malaysia.

1. History 

In 2004, Dr. Chen Zhili, Councilor of the State Council of the People's Republic of China and former Education Minister, launched the China Policy Institute, a think-tank which produces research and policy papers to help build a more informed dialogue between China and the UK and to guide government and business strategies.

Professor Lu Yongxiang, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, came to Nottingham where he was awarded an honorary degree and gave a keynote speech to a university conference on traditional Chinese medicine. Dr. Chen, Councilor of the State Council of the People's Republic of China and former Education Minister received her honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Nottingham in 2003. Professor Yang Fujia has been appointed sixth Chancellor of the university.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China admitted its first students in 2004 for Arts and Social Science subjects. The 146 acre (591,333m²) campus was launched on 6 September 2005 by British Prime Minister Tony Blair from Beijing in a broadcast for China Central Television. It was officially opened on 23 February 2006 by British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, in the presence of Chinese education minister Zhou Ji and State Counselor Chen Zhili.

The President of the University is Professor Yang Fujia, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and former President of Fudan University.

2. Discipline and programs 

At The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, all 29 bachelors, 22 masters and 89 doctoral degree programs are taught in English by world-class international faculty.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China looks to draw first-tier students from China and abroad to both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. At present, the University has over 600 registered students (including those who are completing study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China). There are currently English taught programs in the fields of science, engineering, business, finance, architecture, language, culture, etc.

3. Academic facilities and Scientific research 

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is active in research, collaborating within China as well as internationally, particularly with The University of Nottingham UK. One of aims of The University of Nottingham Ningbo China's research is to bring the research expertise of The University of Nottingham UK to China. University research institutes such as Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET), Centre for Global Finance, Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics, Centre for Research on Globalization and Economic Policy, Institute for Comparative Cultural Studies, Institute of Asia Pacific Studies (IAPS), International Centre for Behavioral Business Research, International Finance Research Centre and Learning Science Research Centre are established to help postgraduate students receive the full support of top research academics in scientific and knowledge discovery endeavors, give them  access to the latest methods and technologies to help them develop their expertise. Besides, students also have opportunities to participate in internationally important research projects and receive encouragement to publish findings in academic journals.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China aims to produce world-changing research. It is already developing a reputation for making important discoveries in the fields of science and engineering and is further strengthening research capabilities in the social sciences and arts and humanities.

4. Great achievements

In 2014, About 70% of the latest six-year undergraduate students of The University of Nottingham Ningbo go into the Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, Stanford, University of Sydney, and other advanced institutions of higher learning; 25% or so choose to work, most of them are working in the world's top 500 enterprises; some of the students choose to start their own business, many are cross-border operators. You can see many students of University of Nottingham Ningbo in Financial Street's top investment banks in London, the world's four largest accounting firm, a large Multi-National Corporation, cutting-edge technology laboratories and the top universities in the country.

5. Communication and international cooperation 

The University of Nottingham's links with China date back many years with wide ranging collaborations with Chinese universities and joint research initiatives that bridge the gap between the UK and China.

These partnerships involve providing training programs for academic staff, conducting joint research across the Arts, Law and Social Science, Engineering and Science, and developing joint courses and international PhD schemes.



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