“What is a real first class university? I think there are at least two essential benchmarks: if students feel their lives are transformed through university experience and if academics are given every opportunity to focus on curiosity-oriented research.”
-----President Yang Fujia
Carrying this commitment, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China has grown into a campus of 6700 students from 254 when first established 11 years ago. The research competence of the University has increased significantly. Our reputation and impact locally and internationally starts to rise.
Today, with major reforms in China driving further forward, Chinese higher education has become more international, diversified and competitive. We now look to the future with the vision not only to be the first but also the best international university in China. To fulfill this ambition, UNNC Strategy 2020 is developed to achieve excellence in everything we do.
In developing and articulating our plan for this University, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with University of Nottingham UK and our sister campus in Malaysia in echoing the vision, principles and values; but with a particular emphasis on the Chinese context and the potential of our locality.
This five year plan sets out goals and actions targeted at areas of challenge and opportunity thus ensuring a foundation for continued success. We have articulated two core themes: delivering academic excellence and developing key subject areas, supported by enabling strategies of global engagement and asset management. Each strategic area has a set of goals and actions targeted at building on core strengths, addressing key challenges, enabling competitiveness and delivering distinctiveness.
This plan will deliver our medium term ambitions whilst laying the foundations for success in 2020 and beyond. We will keep these ambitions and goals under constant review and ensure that we remain responsive to future challenges and competition. We will be dynamic and ambitious in our responses, and seek always to act in the best long-term interests of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.