The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China is the first Sino-Foreign University in China with approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education.  It is run by The University of Nottingham UK with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group-University.

Mission Statement

The University of Nottingham Ningbo's mission statement is "Academic Excellence in the Service of Global Citizenship".  This means that The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China has committed itself to developing subjects that combine internationally ranked teaching and research excellence with Chinese needs for internationalisation and globalisation. This allows Chinese students to enjoy a world-class international education without the major expense of studying abroad. All undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Ningbo are conducted entirely in English with the same teaching and evaluation standards as at Nottingham UK. The University has the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) dedicated to teaching English for Academic Purposes.


The University is located in Ningbo Higher Education Park on a newly built and dedicated campus  with a land area of 887mu. It currently has over 4300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 300 teaching and administrative staff from over 30 countries in the world.  Chinese undergraduate students are selected from 23 different province using the Gao Kao.  Division 1 is required.


The University is active in research, collaborating within China and Internationally. Significant collaboration exists with The University of Nottingham UK. Indeed one of aims of The University of Nottingham Ningbo's Research is to bring the Research expertise of The University of Nottingham UK to China. Currently the University has a series of research institutes: Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, Institute for Comparative Cultural Studies, Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics, The Ko Lee Institute of Sustainable Development, Centre for Global Finance, Learning Science Research Centre, International Centre for Behavioural Business Research, the International Finance Research Centre and the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy. 


Internationalisation is at the heart of the development of The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China: we have an increasingly international student body as well as a growing international teaching team. The University now has more than 180 international students from different countries. In the longer term we are aiming for 25% of the student population to be international. Our internationalisation policy also means that students have the opportunity to study at The University of Nottingham UK or to go as exchange or study abroad students to study at other top universities around the world.


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