More opportunities for UNNC students to study abroad

  UNNC partnerships
15 Jan 2013 13:48:00.000

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Students at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) will have even more opportunities to study abroad, after the University announced partnerships with seven new institutions.

The new additions to the Exchange and Study Abroad programme span North America, Asia and Europe, giving all students enrolled at UNNC the valuable experience of studying overseas for a semester, one year, or a short summer programme.

Joining a 30-strong list of global partnerships are Canada’s McGill University, University of Eastern Finland, Copenhagen Business School, Singapore SP Jain School of Global Management, alongside the USA’s University of Florida and Purdue University. UNNC will start its Exchange and Study Abroad programme with the new universities in September 2013. 

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Kevin Lin, Head of International Office, UNNC, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with these universities, as we reinforce our commitment to increase our global reach and aim to give our students the best possible learning experience.

“Giving our students the opportunity to study abroad with our partner universities, and to welcome international students to UNNC, contributes to a diverse student population and enriches our campus community. Not only does this allow our students to gain international academic experience and learn from each other, but they also have a unique chance to enjoy a different culture and life in another country.”

UNNC students also have the opportunity to study at The University of Nottingham’s other two campuses in the UK and in Semenyih, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and further afield at other partner universities in Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Mexico.

In 2005, The University of Nottingham became the first foreign university to establish an independent campus in China. In partnership with Wanli Education Group, it opened its campus in Ningbo, a historic city on China’s Eastern coast, close to Shanghai. Close to 5,000 students study at UNNC, with around six percent of students coming from outside China.

Professor Hai-Sui Yu, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Internationalisation, University of Nottingham, added: “At UNNC, we aim to provide a truly international experience for our students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

“Whilst spending most of their times at UNNC, students will now have a very large number of leading universities around the globe to choose to spend a period of their studies in gaining their University of Nottingham degrees. This will enrich their learning experience and broaden their horizon, which will certainly be beneficial to their future job prospects.”

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as ‘the embodiment of the modern international university’, has 40,000 students at 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 ‘the world’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2011.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2011, for its research into global food security.

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More information is available from Kevin Lin, Head of International Office, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, on +86 (0)5748 818 0121; or Katherine Lakeland, International Media Relations Manager, Communications, University of Nottingham on +44 (0)115 846 7156.
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