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 with co-operation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.

  • At UNNC we have more than 7,800 students and around 750 are international students
  • We have over 750 members of staff, split across academic and professional services.
  • Our staff and students come from more than 70 countries and regions around the world.
  • The University is situated in a 144 acre (584,666m²) campus in Ningbo, Zhejiang province.
  • We have three faculties: Business, Science and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • We offer 30 undergraduate courses and 19 postgraduate courses. 
  • The University has 14 research centres and institutes.
  • We were awarded a licence to grant PhDs in December 2008 and have around 300 PhD students.
  • We have China’s first carbon-neutral building, home to our Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET).
  • UNNC’s research capacity is continually growing and now includes key research initiatives in marine economy, advanced materials, digital economy, and energy storage. Our 2020 plan will ensure research excellence in all of our academic disciplines.
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Key facts

  • Over 750 employees
  • Over 7,800 students
  • 144-acre (584,666m²) campus in Ningbo, Zhejiang province
  • Ranked 84th in the QS World University Rankings 2018
  • Home to China’s first carbon-neutral building, the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies