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At Nottingham, we have an outstanding reputation for teaching quality.

The teaching approach at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is shaped and informed by the University of Nottingham UK, with degree programmes taught in English and assessed through the same processes – and to the same standards – as those in the UK.

Our emphasis on teaching quality and excellence in all that we do extends to a commitment to providing a British-style learning environment: an environment that is dynamic, engaging, empowering, research informed, internationally oriented, but locally grounded.

We have three faculties: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering. Students graduate with University of Nottingham degrees, whether they complete their programmes at our campuses in the UK, China or Malaysia.

The journey at UNNC has turned me into a better communicator, with adaptabilities and critical thinking skills. These qualities have not only proved helpful to achieving career success, but also helped me overcome many difficulties in life.
Shiyi Xu, BSc Hons International Business Economics

Teaching of the very highest quality

Our commitment to maintaining excellence in the provision of teaching and learning ensures that the University is consistently among the highest ranking performers in independent teaching assessments.

The University of Nottingham consistently ranks highly in UK and international league tables.

  • In the top 20 in the UK's two major league tables: the QS World Rankings and the THE World University Rankings 
  • We are 103 in the world (18 in the UK) out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022



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

All students at UNNC graduate with a degree from the University of Nottingham, issued by the UK Registrar and Vice-Chancellor. This is the same degree students from our campuses in the United Kingdom and Malaysia receive. 

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Pioneering research

Research is in the DNA of our institution.

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Our research brings together talented and passionate people as they strive to make progress and discoveries that impact the world. From transforming China patient care, to pioneering a cleaner, greener future, we push the boundaries of knowledge to make our world a better place.

We are fortunate to have a huge number of exceptional researchers working with us. We fund and support over 600 postgraduates and more than 15 research centres and institutes.