Campus and Facilities
A state-of-the-art £20 million campus occupying around 100 acres in Ningbo Higher Education Park, was built in 12 months. The University Park has a large library that is open to all students in the area, as well as dedicated facilities on the campus.
The total student population is currently around 4,500 including over 600 postgraduates and this is predicted to increase to 6,500 by 2014-15. On-campus accommodation is provided to all students, and all rooms are fully furnished and equipped with telephone and internet connections.
Ningbo is located in Zhejiang Province, on the south shore of Hangzhou Bay opposite Shanghai. Ningbo is one of the busiest ports in China and among the largest ports in the world. With a population of more than six million, Ningbo is conveniently linked by air to many major cities in China. It is easily accessible from the cities of Hangzhou and Shanghai. The world's longest ocean bridge, which crosses the Hangzhou Bay connects Ningbo and Shanghai, has reduced travel time between the two cities to around two and a half hours.
The costs of studying at the China campus are approximately half the UK international fee, and living costs in China are considerably lower than in the UK, bringing a UK education to students who could not necessarily afford to study overseas. Students from UNNC have the opportunity to study at the University’s campuses in the UK and Malaysia, and students from those campuses are also able to spend periods of time in China.
The sports centre at The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China comprises both indoor and outdoor facilities. The outdoor facilities include eight basketball courts, two badminton courts, two volleyball courts, two plastic tennis courts, one athletics field, one grass football pitch, and one 400-metre track. Provided indoors are a basketball court, a volleyball court, three badminton courts, a table-tennis room, gymnastics room, taekwondo room, wushu room, gymnasium, piano room, sports theory classroom and indoor golf facilities.
In 2009 Nottingham held an event that exemplified what it means to be a truly global university – a sporting tournament featuring competing teams from all three of its national campuses. The Tri-Campus Games saw more than 180 students from the Malaysia, China and UK campuses take part in a unique event in higher education.