University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Graduate School
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Welcome Message from the Dean


At UNNC Graduate School, you are joining our community of world-class scholars, outstanding students and aspiring early career researchers.  We aim to produce future leaders through our innovative and rigorous research trainings, as well as providing excellent learning support and research experience through our modern libraries, labs and training centers.

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Being a UK university that is strategically located in Zhejiang province, you will find many exciting research opportunities in one of China’s richest and most developed provinces known for its fast growing businesses, technology developments and rich cultural heritage.  
With faculties and students coming from more than 70 different countries and regions around the world, our research environment is very international and dynamic. You will have many opportunities to network, conduct research and develop friendships with people from different parts of the world.
I urge you to take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by UNNC. Work hard but at the same time, please also enjoy your studies. The graduate school is here to support you and ensure that you have a rewarding postgraduate research experience. I look forward to meeting you soon and best wishes with your studies!
Bio of Professor Alain Yee Loong Chong
Alain is the Dean of Graduate School and Professor of Information Systems at Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS).  Prior to joining NUBS, Alain has worked in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Hong Kong as a software engineer, postdoctoral fellow and Associate Professor in Computer Science.  Alain’s research interests are in the areas of e-business, technology acceptance and healthcare information systems. Alain was a recipient of the 2012 Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Award conferred by Junior Chamber International. He was also named as one of the Most Cited Chinese Researchers in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Elsevier Scopus database and is a recipient of the Ningbo 3315 Individual Talent Scheme. To date, he has received more than RMB 2 million funding for various research projects (E.g. HK General Research Fund, Royal Society, National Natural Fund of China, Malaysia Fundamental Research Grant Scheme etc.).
He is currently the co-editor of Industrial Management & Data Systems, Senior Editor of Decision Support Systems and Associate Editor of Information & Management.  He serves or has served as an editorial board member (or equivalent) of International Journal of Mobile Communications, Online Information Review and Journal of Computer Information Systems.  He has held visiting research positions at Nanyang Technological University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Greenwich University.

Mission of the Graduate School

To enable excellent student experiences by providing top quality administrative services throughout the postgraduate research lifecycle.


To offer a comprehensive suite of training and development programme tailored to the needs of the multi-stakeholders.


To foster a dynamic UNNC research community through building bridges between diverse cultures and researchers.