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University of Nottingham Ningbo China

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

University of Nottingham Ningbo China


The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.

In-demand graduates

We have more than 8,000 students and, each year, around 1,500 graduates with excellent academic qualifications, transferable skills, a creative outlook and a fresh perspective. They are in demand from employers around the globe who recognise the benefits of hiring talent with an international perspective.

Our internationalisation policy means that our students can study at the University of Nottingham in the UK or to go as exchange or study abroad students to other universities around the world.

International students come from more than 75 countries around the world and Chinese undergraduate students are selected from most provinces on the basis of their college entrance examinations.

Competition for entry is stiff and students are required to have a minimum level of English to be accepted onto our degree programmes. We are familiar with a range of overseas school-leaving qualifications. For further information about the qualifications needed to study here email our admissions team.

High-impact research

UNNC is a fast-growing hub for excellence in research, innovation and knowledge exchange. Driven by our collaboration with the Ningbo Government and industry partners, we provide solutions to local challenges through world-class research and innovation.

Our research spans all faculties and disciplines and we have several centres and institutes that are committed to providing world-leading research relevant to China's interests and needs.

We are keen to support the research talent of the future. We fund and support over 500 postgraduate students and they play an important role in our research community.

Top-quality staff

We have around 880 teachings, research and professional services staff at UNNC, recruited from top universities, research institutes and companies from at least 40 countries worldwide.

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

We have 25 world-class professors appointed through the Li Dak Sum Chair Professorship scheme. Their key research areas span across Marine Economics, New Materials, business innovation and more.

Annual report

UNNC Strategy 2020 articulates our commitment to improving the student learning experience. Teaching and learning continue being the core of UNNC’s development.

As an international university, UNNC has been promoting internationalization through global-orientated academic programmes and overseas exchange opportunities supported by worldwide partner institutions.

In terms of scientific research, UNNC by virtue of its unique advantages integrates high-quality scientific research resources at home and abroad, actively carries out cross-border interdisciplinary scientific research cooperation and academic exchanges in the light of local development needs, and endeavours to promote the transfer of scientific and technological achievements.


  • Ningbo

    199 Taikang East Road Ningbo, , Ningbo