The University of Manchester's work with China
Our work with China has created strong links with business, public authorities and students. We have a partnership of historical importance and continued growth.
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At a glance
Home to the Manchester China Institute and the second Confucius Institute in the UK
Second largest Chinese community in the UK
21,700 alumni in China
Manchester-Beijing direct flight route
Board member of the Manchester China Forum
Collaborations are focused on opportunities for rapid commercialisation and increasing the scale and impact of our research. Together we’re securing partnerships with the next generation of world-leading research institutions with joint collaborations providing access to data, governmental funds and support for joint research centres.
Key exchange and research partners include:
- Beijing Normal University
- East China Normal University
- Fudan University
- Nanjing University
- Zhong Shan (Sun-Yat Sen)
- Zhejiang University
- Tsinghua University
But we're not solely focused on research. We're also broadening student mobility with our global centres. One of our largest global centres is in Shanghai and has been operating for ten years. Around China, our extensive alumni network provides active partners for business and education, and on campus we have more than 5,600 Chinese students bringing their culture and knowledge to Manchester.
Our China and Confucius Institutes
The University is home to the Manchester China Institute and the second Confucius Institute in the UK, acting as a major centre for China studies. The University is looking forward to the establishment of a new Chinese culture gallery, the Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery opening in 2020 at Manchester Museum, one of the University's cultural institutions. In the video below, Peter Gries discusses the initial launch of the Manchester China Institute.
Our joint research fund is building and strengthening collaborations.
Research in genomic medicine looking at conditions such as cancer, blindness and inherited heart disorders.
Professor Cecilia Wong is a Hong Kongese town planner and social scientist at The University of Manchester.
Helen Zheng is a research associate in the Spatial Policy and Analysis Laboratory (SPA-Lab).
A Manchester education in China
Located in Hong Kong’s prime business district, the East Asia Centre was our first overseas hub.
In the heart of Shanghai you will find one of our largest overseas hubs.
Winners of international photography competition announced in China
Manchester China Institute and Creative Manchester staged an awards ceremony in China for this year’s International Photography Competition.
Manchester Museum announces Chinese Culture Gallery designers
Manchester Museum announces Imagemakers as the design team for the new permanent Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery, which will open in late 2022.
Global sister cities celebrated in photography competition
The competition forms part of a showcase marking the 35th anniversary of the twinning of Manchester and Wuhan.
University competition in British Council festival
The University’s International Photography Competition is featuring in British Council’s UK-China Contemporary Culture Festival.
New dual degree launched
The University of Manchester and Tsinghua University, Beijing, have launched a new dual degree PhD programme in Synthetic and Systems Biology.