Building on success in China

UNNC staff
04 Feb 2011 13:15:00.000


Talented academics are being invited to apply for new academic posts at The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (UNNC).

More than 20 posts are now available across a number of subjects as UNNC builds on success and enters the next stage of its development.

Opportunities are available in a range of academic fields including engineering, computer science, maths, architecture and the built environment, economics, education, sociolinguistics and English for Academic Purposes.

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The University of Nottingham has a unique place in international higher education – it was the first foreign institution in the world to establish a campus inside the People's Republic, introducing degree programmes taught entirely in English in 2004, to the same specification as Nottingham UK degrees.

The University's award-winning Ningbo campus is home to a thriving community of international staff and students studying for degrees in a broad range of subjects. Currently, it has around 4,500 students, including some 300 postgraduates, with student numbers continuing to rise each year.

For more information on all the new positions, and details of how to apply, see

Professor Nick Miles, Provost and Chief Executive of UNNC said: “These are exciting times for The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. The China campus, which has been teaching students on a range of programmes since 2004, is set for further expansion.

“This is a great opportunity for academics looking for career development and experience at an international campus of a renowned British university.”

Last year saw UNNC recognised at the highest level for excellence in research, when it became the first foreign university in China to be awarded the prestigious status of ‘International Co-operation Base’ by the Chinese Government.

The award, given by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, is a national designation only made to universities and companies who have had significant success in terms of international research collaborations.

The University of Nottingham has developed extensive links and research collaborations in the world’s most dynamic economy over the last six years, leveraging its unique position as China’s first Sino-foreign university. Strategic alliances with elite Chinese partners include clean energy, green manufacturing, biomaterials, geomechanics and low-carbon vehicles.

Ningbo is a major coastal city, and is already well on the way to becoming one of the great world cities of the 21st century. Located in Zhejiang Province it is near to Shanghai, and the opening of the world’s longest ocean bridge – 22 miles across Hangzhou Bay – means Shanghai is less than three hours away by car.

UNNC already employs just under 400 teaching and administrative staff from countries across the world.

The deadline for the application of most of the new positions is February 18, 2011.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham, described by The Times as “the nearest Britain has to a truly global university”, has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings. It was named ‘Europe’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, a league table of the world’s most environmentally-friendly higher education institutions, which ranked Nottingham second in the world overall.

The University is committed to providing a truly international education for its 39,000 students, producing world-leading research and benefiting the communities around its campuses in the UK and Asia.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranked the University 7th in the UK by research power.

The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health.

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