UK-Jiangsu 20+20 world class university consortium

Jointly spearheaded by the British Council, Universities UK, and the Jiangsu provincial Department of Education, the consortium draws its impetus from the Chinese government’s ‘world-class universities and first-class disciplines’ initiative, which seeks to develop several of its institutions into world-class universities by 2020.

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Jiangsu province, ranked second in terms of GDP out of China’s 23 provinces, has been earmarked as being key to these ambitions and is already home to several of the UK’s flagship ‘one-to-one’ higher education collaborations, such as Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou. The University of Liverpool is the UK Chair of the UK-Jiangsu world-class universities consortium and facilitates coordination and communication between members, organises activities and plans projects with the Jiangsu Chair.

Currently there are 14 UK members and 23 Jiangsu members. To find out more, please go to

Research group:
Professor. Alan Marshall (UK chair, group lead)
Professor. Xin Tu (DTC-DPAS)
Ms. Cynthia Yu Wang (project manager)


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