Established jointly in 2004 by the Department of History and the School of Politics and International Relations, the Division of International Studies was one of the first three Divisions at The University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC) in China. We offer an exceptional opportunity for students to study European and Global issues in one of most dynamic countries on the planet.
The Division is staffed by leading academics from eight different countries and offers a range of cross-disciplinary programmes. As a student you will cover elements including Politics, History, Economics and Communication Studies, and acquire a profound understanding of world affairs. You will also develop invaluable transferable skills, including communication and presentation, essay and report writing, information gathering and report planning. Those taking ‘modern languages’ with their degree, will also develop linguistic skills to operate effectively in a cosmopolitan business or professional setting.
The spacious, modern campus in the Ningbo Higher Education Park offers first class facilities – library, teaching and IT facilities, student residencies, restaurants, shops and a dedicated sports complex. All students receive a guaranteed place in campus accommodation. The city of Ningbo, one of the busiest ports in the world, is two hours by train from Hangzhou and three-and-a-half from Shanghai.
We provide a dynamic learning environment that will enrich your life. You will engage directly in our common pursuit of cutting edge, policy relevant and curiosity-driven research. In the process we will stretch you and test you; we will ask you to push yourself, and to question your assumptions and those of the people and societies around you. Above all, we will offer you an experience that will indelibly shape the way you view the world and your place in it.
The Division of International Studies provides an exciting range of degree programmes with exceptional teaching and research support from world class academics.
Professor John Young, Head of the Department of History
Students at the Ningbo campus will gain significant benefits from the outstanding expertise provided as a result of the collaboration between two such well established schools.
Professor Vivien Lowndes, Head of the School of Politics and International Relations