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About the University
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An international university in China

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with co-operation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.


Quick facts

We offer degree programmes from  The University of Nottingham , taught in English, which are subject to the same quality assurance processes as in the UK.

The University of Nottingham is in the top one percent of more than 7,500 higher education institutions worldwide and league tables consistently rank the University highly.

With campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, Nottingham is a world-class university with a truly global perspective.



Annual Report 2015

The newly published University of Nottingham Ningbo Annual Report 2015 is now available.

The report lists the most important achievements by faculties, institutes and personalities during the previous year in the areas of academia, research and funding. It also highlights key departmental aspirations and is meant as a yardstick by which to measure future attainment and development of the University.

The report also includes personal contributions from those at the very heart of what the University is aiming to achieve - including students, funding specialists, campus managers and recruitment professionals.

The report also features introductions from the President, the Provost, a student and a proud parent.


Click here to download the report or read the online version.


In-demand graduates

We have more than 6,000 students and, each year, around 1,500 graduate with excellent academic qualifications, transferable skills, a creative outlook and a fresh perspective. They are in demand from employers around the globe who recognise the benefits of hiring talent with an international perspective.

Our internationalisation policy means that our students can study at The University of Nottingham in the UK or to go as exchange or study abroad students to other universities around the world.

International students come from more than 60 countries around the world and Chinese undergraduate students are selected from most provinces on the basis of their college entrance examinations.

Competition for entry is stiff and students are required to have a minimum level of English to be accepted onto our degree programmes. We are familiar with a range of overseas school-leaving qualifications. For further information about the qualifications needed to study here email our admissions team.


UNNC graduates celebrating


High-impact research

At UNNC research spans all faculties and disciplines and we have several centres and institutes that are generating high-impact research.

We're committed to providing world-leading research expertise that is relevant to China's interests and needs.

Our postgraduate students play an important role in our research community and we're keen to support the research talent of the future.

Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies


Top-quality staff

We have more than 600 teaching, research and professional services staff at UNNC, recruited from top universities, research institutes and companies from at least 40 countries worldwide.

All of the teaching on campus is carried out in English by staff either seconded from Nottingham or appointed to The University of Nottingham’s standards.

Member of staff