Experience faculties with world-changing research

The development and growth of the teaching and research agendas are managed within three faculties: Social Sciences, Arts and Education; and Science and Engineering. With 300+ academic staff from over 40 countries, the nine-research centres and institutes generate high-impact, internationally relevant research.

Seeking to maximise the collaboration opportunities on areas of interest to China, research grants have been successful in a number of significant areas at the Municipal, Provincial and National level along with winning an important EU grant.

There’s growing research strength in:

An exciting development for the University involves the International Doctoral Innovation Centre (Energy and Digital Economy). Recruiting its first cohort of PhD students in October 2012, the £17 million, six year programme, integrates a number of co-dependent strands. Training up to 100 of the brightest researchers to become future leaders, their focus will be to transform and implement technologies which address global challenges and enhance the cooperation of research and innovation between China and the UK.

In August 2009, The Graduate School was added to the university which provides Masters (by research) and PhD opportunities. The Graduate School promotes research and training on a campus wide scale while creating links with the UK campus, Malaysia campus and the external business and training community in China.

Knowledge Transfer

An increase in joint research and business partnerships builds on the University’s key role in recognising and developing opportunities for business engagement.

Supporting UK-China relations the University has been involved in a number of initiatives including the Chevening Chinese Young Leaders Programme, The 2010 World Expo at Shanghai (which saw over 1 million visitors) and being a finalist of the 2012 British Business Awards. Organised by the British Chambers of Business in China to recognise and promote excellence in innovation, enterprise and endeavour in the British business community in China, the University was one of only five British businesses to be nominated for the British Company of the Year award.

“The University is also very good at supporting its academic staff with small research grants, travel grants and equipment to help get their research started. Compared to what’s available in most UK Universities, it’s very generous”

Odette Paramour

Associate Professor
in Environmental Science

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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Ningbo, 315100,China


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