About us

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Professor Sarah Cook

Head of the
School of Economics

Welcome from the Head

Part of the UK Nottingham School of Economics, a top ranked economics department, we provide students with a rigorous training in economics and econometrics. Studying the same programmes and modules as in the Nottingham campus (with opportunities for international exchanges), our students receive a high quality degree in the best traditions of British higher education but in the dynamic setting of modern China.

Our courses combine the core analytical and quantitative techniques required by modern economics with in depth study of topical issues, informed by the research of academics who are pushing forward the boundaries of the subject. Our students study economics at an advanced level, with a variety of specialist modules taught in an interactive manner that encourages creativity, originality and critical thinking. The School has particular strengths in fields such as econometrics, where Nottingham alumni, Sir Clive Granger, won a Nobel prize and international economics, an area that the former Vice Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, Sir David Greenaway, now teaches students in our School in Ningbo.

Our students achieve great success after graduation: most of our undergraduates enter top 100 world universities for further study on Masters in economics, finance, business and related disciplines. They are highly sought after in the job market, because our programmes require a balance of intellectual abilities: numerical, analytical and verbal. We develop a variety of skills that are important for employability: data analysis, problem solving, report writing, oral presentations and teamwork. Whatever your ambitions, our aim to is help you achieve them here at UNNC.