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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.

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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. Ningbo was ranked in Forbes’ list of the top 7th cities for business in China.


  • Education transforms lives. It is this belief that drives our commitment to teaching and learning of the very highest quality, unlocking students’ potential and preparing them to shape the world for the better.
  • If you choose to become a student at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), you will find yourself among a diverse and thriving community at China’s first-ever Sino-foreign university.
  • Students from China, gaining a degree from a renowned world-class university, coupled with the opportunity to take part in exchange and study abroad programmes.
  • International students gain knowledge of China, the world’s second-largest economy and a major player on the world stage.


  • 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.
  • The 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.


  • University of Nottingham Ningbo China is a world top 30 choice for employers according to the QS World University Rankings, and graduates have found jobs with prominent Chinese employers such as Bank of China and Wahaha, as well as leading global companies such as Boeing, Amazon, AB InBev, Hilton, IKEA, KPMG, Nestle, ARUP, Standard Chartered Bank, DHL and Google.
  • Students who choose to continue their studies receive offers for further study from some of the world's top universities, including those in the United Kingdom, United States of America and Australia.


Housing services

All new students are guaranteed an offer of accommodation subject to certain conditions. Find your perfect place to live that suits your lifestyle at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC).

Library services

  • Library, Research and Learning Resources is the professional service department which provides library, learning technologies and special collection services to students, staff and members. 
  • As the first Sino-foreign university library and learning technology department in China, we build our resources with creative approaches and policies, adopt state-of-art technologies to assist research.

ICT services

The role of IT Services is to lead information and technology strategy development for the University of Nottingham Ningbo and to provide services, resources and infrastructure that enable staff and students to exploit information and technology in all academic and business activities, providing the highest standards of customer care. 

Medical services

The University Clinic will provide primary healthcare services to all students and staff members and their spouses. A doctor and an English-speaking nurse will be on site daily. All our medical staff is well trained and has valid medical qualification. We are engaged to promote high standards of health and wellbeing, and offer an expanded range of services.

Student Life

Campus life

The University has several buildings designated for international students, building 11, 18 and 20. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning, TV sets, necessary appliance, Wi-Fi service and computer point, enabling students to access the University's data network from their bedrooms.

Sports facilities

  • Through excellent facilities and programmes, UNNC Sport aims enhance its sporting reputation and help you maximize your sporting potential. 
  • The facilities support the dynamic and international environment as part of the campus experience.
  • The Sir Colin Campbell Building boasts an extensive range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities, offering free access to all students and staff. 

Student clubs

  • UNNC has various organizations and societies, including 20 service-oriented student organizations, many student innovation teams, and more than 70 societies in four major categories including academic, practical, liberal arts and sports. 
  • These student organizations and societies are committed to conducting a variety of extra-curricular activities, strengthening the communication between our university and local community, and sharing global education experience and achievements, promoting the integration of domestic and international students, and enhancing the communication between teachers and students.


Nottingham University Business School China was re-accredited by EQUIS for the maximum 5-year period in JUne 2021. China earns AACSB accreditation in May 2022. 11th in Business Administration discipline ranking, 26th in Management and 44th in Economics, among all universities in China in 2021.

Ningbo, Zhejiang Sheng, China

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