The University of Manchester China Centre Celebrating 10th anniversary

Published on 2018-03-28

‘Most international university’

Home to almost 11,000 international students from 190 countries, The University of Manchester has been ranked the 26th ‘most international’ university in the world, in an independent analysis by the Times Higher Education (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.)

Across the world, the University has five overseas international establishments delivering blended learning programmes on a global scale, including Centres in Brazil, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Contributing to Sino – UK cultural and education links

As an international university, we are continuously contributing to strengthening Sino-UK relations. As a matter of fact, The University holds the largest population of Chinese students in the UK.

During President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UK, the University was one of the only two universities President Xi paid visit to, when he visited National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester in October 2016. Most recently, during UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s state visit, President and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell was the one of the two female leaders from the education sector to accompany the Prime Minister.

During the visit, several innovative research initiatives were revealed, including Joint research in Health Genomics with Peking University, Medical research collaboration with Tsinghua University, Joint education and research project with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Collaborative Clinical Research Methods Centre with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and The UK-China Infrastructure Academy commissioned by the Department of International Trade, led by Alliance Manchester Business School and the launch of a New Manchester China Institute.

The China Centre

Established in 2008 as an overseas presence of Manchester Business School, China Centre was re-opened as The University of Manchester (UMW) China Centre on 25th September 2016 by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, the University of Manchester President.

China Centre strives to strengthen cultural and educational links between China and the UK. The Centre Director Ms Sherry Fu was appointed as an envoy to the Manchester China Forum in 2013 and currently sits on the board of the British Chamber of commerce in Shanghai and leads the education focus group. Being a sustainable member of the chamber since 2009, the Centre support the British especially Manchester’s business connections with China and engaged in Sino-UK business big events, such as The Best British Business Award “organized by the British Embassy, the British Chamber of Commerce and the China-Britain Business Council.

Along with promoting Sino-British Business Links, China Centre has been contributing to the development and growth of talents for local and international businesses. Talent Management Partnership agreements have allowed employees of our partners better accesses to the leading business education that Manchester programmes promises.

In December 2017, Manchester Cloud (Mcloud) was launched in Shanghai, which was witnessed by Manchester alumni clubs leaders’ officials from Chinese and British governments and senior directors from Alliance Manchester Business School.  It is affiliated to the Manchester-China Forum and the UMW China Centre. It aims to link Chinese and British government organizations, talent in the arts, science and technology, to build a bilateral people-to-people diplomatic platform.

After 10 years of endeavor, collaborating with its Chinese partners, the UMW China Centre will continue its commitment, serving the University of Manchester's international strategy and further exerting its influence in China.

The University of Manchester China Centre will celebrate its 10th year anniversary throughout the year. As another step forward, the university’s blended learning TNE master courses and executive programmes will be launched in China.