The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Introduction

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with co-operation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.

Fast facts about the University

  • The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China in 2004.
  • At UNNC we have more than 6,500 students and around 750 are international students
  • We have more than 700 members of staff, split across academic and professional services.
  • Our staff and students come from more than 70 countries and regions around the world.
  • The University is situated in a 144 acre (584,666m²) campus in Ningbo, Zhejiang province.
  • We have three faculties: Business, Science and Engineering, Humanitites and Social Sciences.
  • We offer 28 undergraduate courses and 22 postgraduate courses.
  • The University has ten research centres and institutes.
  • We were awarded a licence to grant PhDs in December 2008 and have around 300 PhD students.
  • We have China’s first carbon-neutral building, home to our Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET).

Annual Report

"2016 has been a year of transition with many exciting initiatives and achievements. It makes a good start towards our mission for 2020 and places UNNC in a stronger position for the future"

  • Professor Chris Rudd

The University of Nottingham Ningbo Annual Report 2016 is now available. This report summarised and highlighted the key progresses and achievements of the University in the past academic year. It shared some of the most prominent accomplishments and joyful moments of the University in its starting year of implementing the Strategy 2020. Four important areas of development covered in the report are:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Research & Discipline Building
  • Reforms & Restructure
  • Social Responsibility & Community Engagement

In-demand graduates

We have more than 6,000 students and, each year, around 1,500 graduate with excellent academic qualifications, transferable skills, a creative outlook and a fresh perspective. They are in demand from employers around the globe who recognise the benefits of hiring talent with an international perspective.

Our internationalisation policy means that our students can study at The University of Nottingham in the UK or to go as exchange or study abroad students to other universities around the world.

International students come from more than 60 countries around the world and Chinese undergraduate students are selected from most provinces on the basis of their college entrance examinations.

Competition for entry is stiff and students are required to have a minimum level of English to be accepted onto our degree programmes. We are familiar with a range of overseas school-leaving qualifications. For further information about the qualifications needed to study here email our admissions team.

High-impact research

At UNNC research spans all faculties and disciplines and we have several centres and institutes that are generating high-impact research.

We're committed to providing world-leading research expertise that is relevant to China's interests and needs.

Our postgraduate students play an important role in our research community and we're keen to support the research talent of the future.

Top-quality staff

We have more than 600 teaching, research and professional services staff at UNNC, recruited from top universities, research institutes and companies from at least 40 countries worldwide.

All of the teaching on campus is carried out in English by staff either seconded from Nottingham or appointed to The University of Nottingham’s standards.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA Applied Linguistics

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 China Ningbo + 1 more

Applied linguistics identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems, such as improving how languages are taught or how multicultural workplaces can improve communication between staff. [+]

MA Applied Linguistics Applied linguistics identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems, such as improving how languages are taught or how multicultural workplaces can improve communication between staff. This one-year full-time (or part-time) course has a particular focus on research methodology, exploring how language shapes human interaction. By studying this course you will: understand how to employ a range of research approaches to language, from discourse analysis to corpus linguistics have the opportunity to investigate language and communication from an interdisciplinary angle develop a thorough grounding in language research and its practical applications use your knowledge of how languages are formed to solve real-life problems. The course is excellent preparation for students who wish to continue their studies at PhD level. Course structure Autumn semester Students take two compulsory modules: Autumn semester modules Code Title Credits ES4204 Approaches to Language and Linguistics 15 ES4142 Grammar and Discourse 15 Students choose two optional modules from the following, one of which must be ES4180 or ES4198: Optional modules Code Title Credits ES4180 Text, Talk, and Corpus Analysis 15 ES4198 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics 15 ES4140 The Globalisation of English 15 ES4200 Sociolinguistics of Work 15 Spring semester Students must choose four optional modules from the following: Spring semester modules Code Title Credits ES4203 Business and Organisational Communication 15 ES4141 World Englishes: East and South-East Asia 15 ES4153 Teaching Language and Literature 15 ES4169 Syllabus Design and Methodology 1 15 ES4179 Language Testing and Assessment 15 ES4199 Intercultural Communication 15... [-]

MA Interpreting and Translation, Mandarin and English

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 China Ningbo

As China raises its international profile in the spheres of economics, politics and culture, it has declared high-level training for specialist translators and interpreters as one of the country's educational priorities. [+]

MA Interpreting and Translation, Mandarin and English Course outline The MA is designed for native speakers of Chinese who have a high level of competence in English and wish to develop this further and native speakers of English who have a high level of competence in Chinese and wish to develop it further. It is also open to speakers of other languages than English and Chinese who have a high level of competence in both English and Chinese. The MA combines the theoretical, technological and practical training necessary for effective translation between English and Chinese. It also offers training and practice in bi-lateral interpreting between the two languages. The programme is structured around a range of compulsory and elective modules. The compulsory modules provide the core skills and knowledge needed for translation and interpreting across a wide range of subjects, including the basic concepts of translation and interpreting theory. Elective modules will enable students to develop skills and techniques needed for translation and interpreting in specific subject areas. The module Translation and Interpreting Dissertation/Project is specifically designed to provide students with a core module on advanced research skills in Translation Studies. In addition to modules in translation and interpreting, students will also take modules in advanced English or Chinese Language. Students can also choose from a number of optional modules that allow them to acquire or develop their knowledge of a language other than Chinese or English. During the summer, students can choose to go to Nottingham UK for summer... [-]

MSc

MSc Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 China Ningbo

The MSc in Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China is an innovative one-year full-time taught programme producing highly skilled graduates best placed to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and rewarding countries. [+]

MSc Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China The MSc in Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China is an innovative one-year full-time taught programme producing highly skilled graduates best placed to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and rewarding countries. It has been created to meet the demand from industry and business for graduates who have in-depth knowledge of contemporary China. The programme is open to both international students and those from the People’s Republic of China and will supply you with the tools you need to develop a rewarding career in a country poised to become the world's biggest economy. Business decision making is a highly case sensitive process and requires a profound understanding of the environments in which a decision is taken. A successful business education not only teaches students the theories, but also teaches them where to apply them and in what circumstances. A major advantage of this programme it that it provides total immersion in China while studying in English to the same rigorous high standards as The University of Nottingham in the UK. The programme will develop students' understanding of the economy, business and work environment of contemporary China; give students first-hand experience of living in China; equip students with the theoretical and methodological skills to carry out successful business and management studies in contemporary China and produce graduates equipped with the intellectual and transferable skills to satisfy their career aspirations and provide a foundation for life-long learning. Learn Chinese You... [-]

MSc in Engineering Surveying and Geodesy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 China Ningbo

The course is designed for students who wish to develop the understanding and working knowledge of the principles and applications of a variety of surveying devices and techniques. [+]

MSc in Engineering Surveying and Geodesy The course is designed for students who wish to develop the understanding and working knowledge of the principles and applications of a variety of surveying devices and techniques. Versions of this MSc have been running at the University of Nottingham, UK for almost 20 years. This course runs entirely at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. This course provides students with the ability to appreciate and apply state of the art engineering surveying techniques within a practical context. The course includes the principles behind surveying such as reference systems, and geodesy, as well as the techniques and equipment used in engineering surveying, photogrammetry and satellite positioning systems such as GPS. In addition to the formal part of the course, we run practical classes that allow students to see and learn how to use and operate a very wide variety of state of the art surveying equipment and software, including laser scanners, servo driven total stations, RTK and Network RTK GPS, digital and analogue photogrammetry, LiDAR, Sar and InSAR. Students will develop: The ability to apply their skills directly within the surveying industry The ability to react quickly to new technologies and innovations The ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups The ability to exercise original thought The ability to plan and undertake an individual project Tnterpersonal, communication and professional skills Course Structure The course consists of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules along... [-]

MSc International Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 China Ningbo

The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in a variety of Management fields. It provides a theoretically grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a wide range of management disciplines. [+]

MSc International Management The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in a variety of Management fields. It provides a theoretically grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a wide range of management disciplines including marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, and corporate strategy. Participants in the MSc Management programme can use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on Management topics according to individual interests and career requirements. The MSc Management programme is intended to enable students to: To engage in a study of organisations, their management, and the changing international external environment in which they operate. • To prepare for and to develop a career in business and management. • To enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large. • To examine and assess different aspects of the Management environment. • To provide insights into the operation of Management. • To offer cross-disciplinary insights into Management. • To provide students with an opportunity to examine Management at first hand. • To produce graduates capable of a critical evaluation of the core business disciplines. • To provide a structured programme that allows students to focus upon advanced developments in Management. • To meet their specific interests and career aspirations. Applicants for this MSc must have a first degree containing modules in management, economics or business studies. Career options for this degree The course acts as a sound basis for a variety of management or management-related careers. The degree offers opportunities... [-]

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