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UNNC founder honoured on Nottingham campus

XU Yafen Building naming event

The Amenities Building on the University of Nottingham's Jubilee campus has been renamed in honour of Mme Xu Yafen, one of the original founders of UNNC.

Mme Xu sits on the management board at the University of Nottingham Ningbo and played a pivotal role in its creation. She founded the Wanli Education Group, which partners UNNC and has a national reputation for academic excellence.

When asked about honour, Mme Xu said:  “I am very appreciative. Wanli Education Group was honoured to cooperate with the University of Nottingham in founding China’s first independent Sino-foreign university - the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. This university has been recorded as one of the greatest events in the history of education in China.  I believe that with our joint efforts, the University of Nottingham Ningbo will continue to be the beautiful British rose in glorious bloom.

"The University of Nottingham Ningbo has become the bridge of friendship between China and the UK. The University of Nottingham Ningbo strengthens this communication and friendship between governments, its people and our two countries.”

Posted on 12 September 2017