Collaborations with China in Higher Education has expanded beyond recognition over the last 15 years. China is comfortably the number one sending country for UG/PGT study, with one in three international students from China. Research collaborations with China are also on the increase against a backdrop of huge Chinese government investment in research and innovation.

China is currently the world’s second largest spender on R&D, with RMB 1,422 billion (approx 150 billion) on spent on R&D in 2015 and forecast to become the largest spender by 2022.

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a international university formed in partnership between the University of Liverpool and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China

Our collaborations in China

Xi'an Jiaotong University-(XJTU)          

  • Close partner of the University of Liverpool for more than 15 years
  • Research collaborations in Chemistry, Electronics, Health, Law and Heritage
  • Dual PhD agreement with the University of Liverpool
  • Chair of the University Alliance of the Silk Road, of which the University is a founding member
  • The University is involved in planning for XJTU’s new ‘Innovation Campus’, the largest new campus development in Asia, including plans to establish an XJTU/UoL joint Chemistry Laboratory in Xi’an.

Sichuan University    ‌

  •  The University of Liverpool has a long established connection with West China Hospital with mobility agreements for Phd students and post doctoral researchers.

Sun Yat-Sen University 

  • Long-established reserach connection with Sun Yat Sen University (SYSU) in the areas of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Interest in broadening the SYSU/University of Liverpool collaboration to wider Humanities and Social Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • The Chinese Academy of sciences is a network of over 100 research institutes and (currently) two universities. It is one of the leading natural science research organisations in the world
  • The University of Liverpool has a strong research and education link with Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics around Chemistry and Energy research. There is a UoL/DICP dual PhD programme in Energy research, sponosred by BP

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

  • The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) is the leading Chinese academic research body in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • The University of Liverpool is working closely with the CASS Institute of European Studies on UK-China trade relations post Brexit and implications for the UK of the ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative